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Brainspotting (BSP) is a mind/body approach to psychotherapy. It is based on the neuroscience finding that “where you look affects how you feel.” David Grand, Ph.D., founder of BSP, believes “Brainspotting taps into the body’s natural self-scanning and self-healing abilities.” It can help decrease depression, anxiety, and phobias and is effective in use of trauma treatment.



What does brainspotting mean for me?

During the brainspotting process, the therapist will help the client locate a brain spot that increases the felt sense of an experience (an activation spot) or a spot that reduces over-activation (a resource spot). Experiences are processed by observing changes in somatic sensations, thoughts, or emotions.


A brain-body connection is made that eventually reduces the intensity of an experience until it can be recalled as a factual (versus emotional) event.


Often, BSP is accompanied with bilateral sounds/music that move from ear to ear alternately in order to activate each hemisphere of the brain. These sounds can also help calm the sympathetic nervous system and engage the parasympathetic nervous system.

Karuna has experienced brainspotting therapist that can help.

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