Brainspotting (BSP) is a theray that uses spots in a person’s visual field to help them process trauma, reduce pain, improve performan, and address other areas of "stuckness." BSP works with the midbrain, the area of the brain responsible for motion, consciousness, emotions, and learning.. It may help the to access experiences and symptoms that are in the unconscious mind and may not be expressed in talk therapy.
BSP requires all elements of a healthy therapeutic relationship between the practitioner and the client--including trust, safey, empathy, and energic attunement. BSP may iinvolve a focus on the somatic experiencess of the client and may be a more active form of therapy. BSP is less structured than EMDR.
I am trained in Brainspotting (Phase 1), and I was a recepetant of the 2023-2024 Southeast Brainspotting Insititute's Diversity Fellowship.
You can read more about Brainspotting here.