Brainspotting has recently begun to be offered here at JK & Associates. But what is it? One thing it is not is EMDR.
Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. It is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Bio-lateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing.
Brainspotting is based on the profound attunement of the therapist with the patient, finding a somatic cue and extinguishing it by down-regulating the amygdala. It isn’t just PNS (Parasympathetic Nervous System) activation that is facilitated, it is homeostasis.
— Robert Scaer, MD, “The Trauma Spectrum”
The founder of Brainspotting is David Grand, PhD who explains further in the video below what Brainspotting is.