Brainspotting

“Where you look affects how you feel”.

Dr. David Grand

Have you been in therapy for a long time, but don’t feel like you are going anywhere? Do you feel that an underlying trauma might be the root cause of your challenges with mental health? Do you think that healing the trauma might in fact heal your depression or anxiety?

If so, perhaps you need to explore the amazingness of Brainspotting (BSP). Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain.  Brainspotting was discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D. He found that “Where you look affects how you feel.” It is the brain activity, especially in the subcortical brain, that organizes itself around the eye position. This short video can help explain this further:

I have recently been certified in Brainspotting and I have found it to be an incredible intervention for my clients suffering from trauma, but also for general anxiety and depression. It’s a moderately new way to access a part of the brain that is difficult to reach in traditional talk therapy.

 Ask me more about Brainspotting and how I use it in person and online in video therapy by calling me 415-841-2634, or emailing me at peggy@peggylmft.com for a 15-minute consultation.