What is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting was discovered by David Grand, Ph.D. in 2003 and is a body-based approach to healing trauma and the nervous system. Brainspotting is a “bottom-up” therapeutic approach which means processing starts with where the trauma is held in the body. A “top-down” therapeutic approach means processing starts with cognition. Since trauma negatively impacts the brain …

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Trauma's Impact on the Brain

Trauma’s Impact on the Brain

Trauma changes brain chemistry by impacting the amygdala, hippocampus, and neocortex. This is why healing from trauma is a process for so many people. The amygdala is the emotional control center of the brain. Any time a threat is perceived, the amygdala will send the alarm, and the system will begin to engage in fight/flight/freeze/fawn …

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So what is narrative therapy? The stories you tell about yourself are important?

So What is Narrative Therapy?

Narrative Therapy believes that as people grow and develop throughout their life, they accumulate life experiences that then shape a narrative around their identity, worth, and value.