Brainspotting

Where you look affects how you feel. – Dr. David Grand

Brainspotting is a therapeutic method that helps clients work through unprocessed trauma. Brainspotting (BSP) was discovered by Dr. David Grand in 2003. This fairly new treatment was developed by referencing existing psychological and physiological treatments. These include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic Experiencing. It also references relational insight-oriented therapy and micro-movements. Due to the originality of Brainspotting, few clinicians in the western Kentucky area offer it as a trauma treatment option. First Step Counseling is proud to be one of the few innovative offices in the Purchase area to offer such treatment.

 

“Where you look affects how you feel."

— Dr. David Grand

Brainspotting can help you move through a variety of psychological and physical symptoms including:

  • PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, & SEXUAL TRAUMA

  • SPECIFIC PHOBIAS

  • TRAUMA RESULTING FROM WAR & NATURAL DISASTERS

  • ANGER

  • ANXIETY & PANIC DISORDERS

  • RECOVERY FROM BODILY INJURY OR ACCIDENT

  • GRIEF AND LOSS

  • TRAUMA RESULTING FROM ONE’S LINE OF WORK

  • TRAUMA RESULTING FROM MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS & TREATMENT

  • STRESS FROM LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES & TRANSITIONS

  • SPORTS PERFORMANCE & CREATIVITY ENHANCEMENT

  • CHRONIC PAIN CONDITIONS

 

Brainspotting & Highly Sensitive Information

 

Brainspotting allows clients to process their trauma without verbal communication. This can be great for people who do not wish to share the details of traumatic events out loud. For this same reason, Brainspotting is ideal for those who wish to process work-related trauma that is highly confidential in nature. Government employees, police officers, and health professionals may consider BSP helpful due to how little is shared to the therapist.