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Helping you heal from trauma


Where you look affects how you feel. – Dr David Grand

What Is Brainspotting Therapy?

Brainspotting Therapy™ (BSP) was developed in 2003 by Dr. David Grand, an EMDR therapist, trainer and relational analyst. It is an effective therapeutic process that allows you to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain by utilizing specific points in your field of vision. By using relevant eye positions, somatic awareness and focused mindfulness with the help of a skilled therapist, you can process and release the traumas that have been stored deep within.

Who Is Brainspotting For?

Those Looking For Mind-body Connection

Those With Anxiety or Depression

Those Dealing with Grief

Those With Performance-Related Concerns

How It Works

The core concept of brainspotting is based on the idea that our eyes are connected to our brain’s processing of emotions and memories. In essence, the eye is seen as a window into the brain. During a brain spotting session, a therapist helps clients identify and focus on specific eye positions or “brain spots” linked to emotional or traumatic experiences. These spots are often associated with activating particular neural networks, where emotions and memories are stored. When accessing the limbic part of the brain by focusing on a certain point, there is a movement toward brain integration – the different parts of the brain start sharing information and working together. In therapy, we bring these implicit memories into our conscious awareness, and the emotions can be felt in a compassionate relationship between client and therapist. This may be the first time a person feels and thinks about a challenging experience in a safe context with a supportive person, which can bring them a new and healing experience.

Locate and Access Unprocessed Trauma

What Brainspotting Helps With


Brainspotting is particularly effective for individuals who have experienced trauma, whether it’s a single traumatic event or ongoing developmental trauma. This includes survivors of accidents, violence, abuse, or natural disasters.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Brainspotting is a recognized approach for helping individuals with PTSD process and reduce the symptoms associated with traumatic experiences. 

Anxiety and Panic Disorders

People dealing with chronic anxiety, panic attacks, or phobias can benefit from this therapy to identify and work through the underlying causes of their anxiety.


Brainspotting can be used as part of a treatment plan for individuals struggling with depression, helping them explore and address the emotional factors contributing to their condition.

Grief and Loss

Those experiencing grief and loss, such as the death of a loved one or another significant life change, can use brainspotting to process their emotions and find ways to cope.

Stress Reduction

Individuals dealing with chronic or work-related stress can use this approach to help them manage and reduce their stress levels.

Self-Esteem and Self-Identity

Some individuals seek brain spotting to work on self-esteem and self-identity issues, helping them develop a more positive self-concept.

Performance Enhancement

Brainspotting is also used in sports psychology and for performers (e.g., actors, musicians, and public speakers) to address performance anxiety and improve focus and concentration.

Relationship Issues

Brainspotting can be used to explore and address relationship difficulties, including attachment and interpersonal trauma issues.

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