"Where we look affects how we feel" David Grand
Accessing and processing emotional and physical pain through the position of the eyes and attunement of the therapeutic relationship
"Where we look affects how we feel"
Brainspotting (BSP) uses eye positions to locate neurological patterns in body/brain linked to emotional and physical conditions, whilst tracking sensations in the body. It allows for the processing of experiences and trauma that restrict or control our thoughts and behaviours and the way we relate to ourselves and others.
There is a strong focus on 'attunement', the deep listening relationship (mainly non verbal), between the therapist and client.
Sessions for Adults - £50 (60 minutes)
WHERE WE LOOK
We'll initially speak about what brings you for Brainspotting and an 'issue' you would like to work with. There is no need to go into 'the story' with this approach.
Using a 'pointer' the client and/or therapist tracks bodily sensations and movements to access and stimulate a 'brainspot' - a point in the brain where the neurophysiology corresponds to the experience, or 'issue', the client brings to the session. The gaze is then held to allow deep processing in the non-thinking parts of the brain.
Often much processing takes place between sessions.
Our early childhood experiences are mainly non verbal and based on how our primary carer attunes to our needs. How our needs were met creates what is called our attachment style. This governs how we are in relationship later in life, primarily with oneself and in intimate relationships.
For healing to take place the therapeutic relationship is key. BSP works with a deep non verbal listening of the client and although the therapist may be quiet they will deeply listen. This in itself can help in the healing of deep attachment wounds.
"The 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"