Brainspotting was developed by David Grand. It comes out of EMDR and Somatic Experiencing. It works wonderfully both in-person and online. By activating the brainspot you are able to get to the subcortical part of the brain where the memory, core beliefs, and trauma are stored. Brainspotting is remarkable. It works brilliantly in coaching and in counseling.
“Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing.” -Brainspotting.org
“Brainspotting is based on the profound attunement of the therapist with the patient, finding a somatic cue and extinguishing it by down-regulating the amygdala. It isn’t just PNS (Parasympathetic Nervous System) activation that is facilitated, it is homeostasis.”
— Robert Scaer, MD, “The Trauma Spectrum”