What is Brainspotting?
Brainspotting (as with EMDR) makes use of the natural phenomenon that where we look effects how we feel. Through the use of eye positions, we can tap into and harnesses the body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability. When an individual’s eye positions are stimulated, the deep brain appears to reflexively signal that the source of the problem has been found so that associated feelings, memories and bodily responses can be processed.
What happens in a Brainspotting Session?
Some people come for Brainspotting with a particular issue they would like to work with, for example a stressful or traumatic experience that needs resolution. Some people come because there is a general sense of overwhelm and possibly some symptoms that are not obviously connected to an event. Whether or not you share the ‘story’ behind your reasons for seeking Brainspotting is at your discretion.
During the session, you will usually sit in a chair while I use a 'pointer' for you to follow with your eye movements. This process stimulates a range of reflexes in the nervous system that elicit sensations and feelings associated with the issue being brought to the session. As this happens, we work together to track bodily sensations and movements that arise in a way that fosters feelings of connection and presence so that the more difficult feelings can be accessed safely.
NB: The sessions I offer are in complementary therapy and are not a substitute for medical care. If you are concerned about your health please also contact your GP.
For appointments or information:
Clinics in Brighton, Haywards Heath and Lewes
Call Steve on 07731 549836
Where to find Brainspotting in Sussex
I practice in both East Sussex and West Sussex from clinics in Brighton, Lewes and Haywards Heath. The clinics are easy to access from the surrounding areas of Hove, Shoreham by Sea, Portslade, Seaford, Newhaven, Eastourne, Uckfield, Worthing, Crawley, Burgess Hill, Hassocks and the villages of Mid Sussex.