Brainspotting Therapy in London
Brainspotting is a powerful advanced brain-body therapy with the main focus of identifying, processing and getting rid of traumatic and emotional stress caused by several reasons. The basis of this therapy is that ‘where you look affects how you feel’. It proposes that our eye movements and positions have a high correlation with emotional experiences that might be hidden in the unconscious. It tends to reach the areas that are not reachable through normal traditional therapies. It can be used on its own or with other therapies. Brainspotting is an advanced and new technique that has proven to be very effective in dealing with the issues that have no apparent causes. Through brainspotting, those areas of the brain can be reached that are often touched by traditional therapies. Also, it is a great therapy when dealing with stress and trauma that is affecting your daily life activities.
What is Brainspotting Therapy?
The brainspot is referred to as the eye position that connects to the areas containing stressful and traumatic experiences and brings it to the awareness where it can be healed and processed. Those experiences and causes might not be reachable through normal talk therapy but through brainspotting in London, the areas of unconscious experiences are explored. These implicit memories are brought in to the awareness so that they can be dealt with and moved into the parts of the brain where they are easily accessible.
What does Brainspotting help with?
Brainspotting therapy can help an individual with lots of issues that can lead to stress and trauma. Here are some of the issues that are dealt with brainspotting:
- PTSD and Complex Trauma
- Developmental Trauma
- Chronic pain
- Health issues
- Low self-esteem
- Substance abuse and addictions
- Insomnia and sleep issues
- Anxiety and depression
- Phobias and fears
- History of physical, emotional and sexual abuse
- Anger and emotional regulation
- Habit change
- Public speaking
- Athletic and professional performance
- Self-sabotage and unhealthy patterns
The issues being dealt with the help of brainspotting are not limited to these only. Any issues that are representing stress and trauma can be dealt with. The main purpose of brainspotting in London is to explore the reason hidden in the unconscious and deal with it.
How does Brainspotting work in London?
The brainspotting therapist works with the client to identify the issues that are meant to be healed. As the client focuses on the issues, their brain, and body functions. At first, the eye position associated with the issue is spotted. The brainspot is like an active network in the brain that leads to the awareness of the causes that are deeply rooted in the mind and the body.
The brainspot acts like a connection between the present issue and the baggage in the past. With the focused eye positions, the body and mind are encouraged to stop thinking about the external dangers and threats. The main aim is to let the mind do the self-scan to identify the deeper unresolved issues that are hidden in the unconscious.
This therapy follows the strategy that locates the brainspot with the dual attunement frame. It is the compassionate presence of the therapist towards both the client and his/her neurobiology. When a brainspot is activated, the reflexive moments allow the therapist to observe things that are valuable for the healing.
Brainspotting can be conducted as individual therapy for plenty of issues and at the same time, it can be used with other therapies. For people who are finding relief and healing in traditional therapies, brainspotting is a new and more effective approach.
What to expect when receiving Brainspotting Therapy
If you are going for brainspotting therapy, here are a few things that you can expect from the therapy:
- The therapist helps the client in bringing the neurobiology to connect it to the issues while the person has an active mind-body experience.
- The therapist identifies the brainspots that are associated with the issues that the client is having. Moreover, the therapist applies a proper focus on the individual attuning to the possible sensory changes.
- Most significantly, the person’s inherent drive to rebalance the homeostasis comes into the scene.
Often clients come to Brainspotting after having attempted several years of psychotherapy. As compared to other traditional therapies, clients have reported deeper and more profound healing with brainspotting in a much quicker timeframe (1-2 sessions). During brainspotting, the brain is re-stabilised, and reboots itself and the processing goes on even after the session has ended. It opens a doorway towards being aware and healing.
How is Brainspotting Therapy different from EMDR?
EMDR is focused on the visual rapid eye movements that tap the part of the brain that are associated with non-verbal communication, but brainspotting is all about the gaze position called brainspots that corresponds to the specific issue or situation. Brainspotting is a focused treatment that works on identifying, processing, and releasing the sources of the emotional issues, stress, trauma, and other challenges. EMDR has a specific protocol for how the therapist should behave but brainspotting offers flexibility and focuses on the attunement of the therapist with the situation.
How does Brainspotting work with sports trauma?
Even the most professional and trained athletes can face blockage that often prevents them from reaching their full potential. This can happen due to the sports trauma that is happened whenever they face some serious injury while training or playing. These mental blocks are either dealt right away or they affect the athletes’ performance and hinders their capabilities. Brainspotting in London can help the individual unblock these mental areas that are hindering the talent and performance and help the athlete reach full potential. Through brainstorming, the inner areas of the brain are explored where the fear is hidden and the individual is brought back to the best performance.
How does Brainspotting work with the performing arts (acting, singing, dancing, and public speaking)?
Brainspotting has also been seen as very effective in enhancing the performance of people in performing arts. Those who act, sing, dance, and do other creative things can enhance their performances with the help of brainspotting. It helps the individuals reach their full potential by reaching the areas of the brain that are associated with their hidden issues affecting their performance.
Getting Brainspotting Therapy in London
Our clinic director, Dr Martina Paglia offers Brainspotting in London and online worldwide.
Fees for Brainspotting in London
Sessions with our Psychologists are by prepaid appointments only. You can find out more about our fees on our Fees Page.
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