What is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting is a ground breaking therapy developed by Dr. David Grand in 2003. Brainspotting integrates elements found in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and hypnotherapy into a powerful tool. A study conducted in 2006 by the Newton-Sandy Hook Community Foundation found brainspotting as the most effective technique in treating trauma related symptoms, out of 16 different treatment modalities, including EMDR and Somatic Experiencing. Brainspotting, through the use of bilateral stimulation and eye position, allows locating and releasing traumas, working on deeply held beliefs or feelings, and developing performance.  Brainspotting is believed to address trauma in the deepest parts of the brain. While focusing on physical activation related to a specific trauma or issue you wish to address, your therapist will assist you in locating the eye position in your field of vision connected to the activation. In addition, bilateral music will be provided in order to stimulate your brain and facilitate the process. Brainspotting is a physiological process that has psychological consequences. In other words, we are tapping into the natural functions of your brain and channel them in order to help resolve what has not been successfully processed.

Who can Brainspotting help?

  • Physical and emotional trauma
  • Recovery from injury and accident trauma
  • Trauma resulting from medical interventions and treatment
  • Stress and trauma-related medical illness
  • Sport Performance and Creativity Enhancement
  • Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions
  • Addictions (especially cravings)
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Perceptual problems
  • Stuttering
  • Environmental Illness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Phobias
  • Asthma
  • Preparation and recovery from surgery
  • Trauma resulting from war and natural disasters
  • Anger and rage problems
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Management of major medical illness

For more information on Brainspotting you can go to the website and, or contact us at 704-503-3535 to make an appointment with Brainspotting Trained Therapist, Myriam Rabaste, LPC.