Brain spots are point(s) in visual space that a client has a strong reaction to. Brainspotting was discovered in 2003 by David Grand and has evolved into a process that many clinicians are utilizing now. Brainspotting allows for a client to process through trauma while connecting with their body and brain. Brainspotting works particularly well with clients who experience trauma, but can be utilized with clients who have emotional and somatic (physical) conditions. This process can give the clinician access to the subcortical area of the brain, which is where we process our emotions. Along with assisting the client and finding their brain spot(s), the therapist stays attuned to the client whether words are spoken or not. With the therapist being attuned to the client they are able to both validate and respect the clients unique processing and healing abilities. Brainspotting can be integrated with other therapeutic approaches or services we offer.


Talk therapy does not reach the depths of the brain that Brainspotting does, which is why this technique can be utilized to help heal trauma. Trauma is deep set in our brain, which is why Brainspotting allows us to find areas of the brain that hold trauma or access parts of the brain where trauma is hidden. Bilateral sounds are used alongside this process to make it more effective, which will be given to the client before the session starts. Bilateral sounds are used in order to lessen arousal of emotions, allowing for you to stay connected to your processing. Whether this is your first time in therapy, or you have been in it for a while and are looking for a different way to process, Brainspotting can allow the individual to process from the inside out and the bottom up.


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JJ Bressler, MS, 

Brainspotting Level 2

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Nicole Myers, MSW, 

Brainspotting Level 2

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Nicole Renner, MS, LAPC

Brainspotting Level 2