Still relatively new, Brainspotting is fast becoming a go-to therapy method when working through trauma. If you've tried therapy in the past without achieving the results you were after, Brainspotting may be a good technique to try. At Prospering Hope Counseling, we utilize a wide range of modern and innovative therapy methods to help people lead healthier, safer, and more fulfilling lives.
What is Brainspotting?
Brainspotting, like Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), is a relatively new therapy method. However, initial studies have shown numerous advantages associated with this technique. You may also hear Brainspotting referred to as BSP. The basic principle underlying this therapy method is that where you look impacts how you feel. Not necessarily what you're looking at, but the actual physical position of the eyes. When you move your eyes into specific positions, the brain is stimulated. It is believed that by finding the areas or "brain spots" that trigger specific responses, the body's self-healing abilities can also be triggered.
Is Brainspotting Right for Me?
When negative events or experiences occur, it affects the whole body. Some people have the innate or learned coping skills to accept and move through these distressing events, but others will begin to experience negative physical and emotional responses. Sleepless nights, difficulty concentrating and mood swings during the day, panic attacks or avoidance of potential triggers, and other adverse effects may occur. Without resolution, these side effects will continue, and in many cases, they become more severe. Where traditional talk therapy may take a good deal of time, Brainspotting can help patients change their responses to triggers and negative thinking more quickly. If you've tried traditional therapy without achieving the results you hope for or you want a faster alternative to traditional therapy, it may be time to give Brainspotting a try.
What Happens During Therapy Using Brainspotting?
Because each patient is different, we will approach Brainspotting sessions from a patient-centered standpoint and gear your specific session towards meeting your needs. During a Brainspotting session, we'll ask you to talk through the specific distressing event or situation. Then, we'll ask you to continue to think about the event while analyzing how you are mentally and physically responding. Once you are experiencing a heightened level of distress, you'll start to analyze the thoughts and feelings while noticing a pointer with your eyes. With ongoing Brainspotting sessions, you should achieve a neutral response to these events.
What Should I do Next?
When you're ready to get started working with our Melbourne counselor, you can give the Prospering Hope Counseling team a call, email us, or complete our simple online contact form. We look forward to working with you to achieve all of your therapy goals. We are happy to provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy sessions in our office. Our counselors now offer teletherapy for online counseling sessions wherever you're most comfortable.
Phone: (870) 300-2112, Fax: (844) 377-1447
31 School Drive, Suite B, Melbourne, AR 72556