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Resources for new Brainspotting clients

In this section you will learn what is Brainspotting, how does it work and what to expect in your first session 

Processing trauma without words

In a Brainspotting session, your therapist will use a pointer to find the relevant eye position in your field of vision, called a brainspot. This eye position resonates with your activation in the body while recalling a traumatic memory.

By gazing on the brainspot, you will reach a naturally occurring state of focused mindfulness. The processing will continue until the trauma is resolved, and the brainspot can no longer trigger the activation.

The activation initially connected to a brainspot gradually decreases and often transforms into a positive experience, which can become a source of psychological resilience.

This process leads not only to the resolution of trauma, but also post-traumatic growth and expansion.

Brainspotting session guidelines


  1.  You don’t have to try to do anything

  2.  Allow yourself to feel emotions and various sensations in your body

  3.  You don’t have to try to analyze the problem

  4.  You may talk as much as you want, or as little as you want, during the session

  5.  Your therapist may ask you “Where are you now?” - that refers to where you may be in your thoughts or how you are feeling.

  6.  Your therapist may ask you “What are your feelings in your body?” This is referring to many sensations and pains you may be experiencing such as a tightness in your chest, tension in your neck, stomach ache, eye twitching or anything else you may experience.

  7.  Your therapist may ask you “On a scale of 0 to 10, how activated do you feel by the issue you are focusing on or emotions you are feeling, with 10 being the highest and 0 nothing at all.

  8.  Silence is Okay

  9.  Trust the process and allow your brain to heal itself

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