Brainspotting Explained

Brainspotting (BSP) was discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D. Now over 10,000 therapists have been trained in BSP in the US, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

In the United Kingdom Brainspotting Therapy is now being taught on selected PsychD Clinical Psychology doctoral programmes to final year trainees.

Why become a Brainspotting Therapist?

Brainspotting Training UKDid you ever feel that despite your energy, dedication and best intentions, something was restricting the potential that could be unlocked in your clients, supervisees or your students?

This is not unfamiliar to therapists of all approaches and of all levels of learning and experience.

Brainspotting liberates the therapist from the kind of restrictions and programming that engender fear and guilt which too often compromise the all-important relational attunement. This interpersonal dynamic is the key to working with brainspots, a powerful tool in identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional or body pain.

Where we look affects how we feel

BSP makes use of this natural phenomenon through its use of relevant eye positions. This helps the BSP therapist to locate, focus, process and release a wide range of emotionally and bodily-based conditions. BSP is also a brain-based tool to support the therapy relationship.

We believe that BSP taps into and harnesses the body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability. When a Brainspot is stimulated, the deep brain appears to reflexively signal the therapist that the source of the problem has been found.

Additional Benefits of BSP:

  • Can be used to find and strengthen our natural resources and resilience
  • Designed as a therapeutic tool, BSP can be integrated into many of the healing modalities
  • The phenomenology and neurobiology that underpin BSP consolidate approaches to therapy, supervision and consultation
  • Can be used with performance and creativity enhancement
  • Even more powerful when used with the enhancement of BioLateral Sound CD’s

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Cutting edge therapy in working with stress and trauma.”
Penny Boyland – Somatic Experiencing & Acupuncturist