Brainspotting in Therapy

Whether it is your first time in therapy or you are well seasoned, Brainspotting can help. Brainspotting in therapy supports:

  • Getting to the root cause of your symptoms (like anxiety, depression, stuckness). 
  • Supporting the brain in reorganizing information that no longer serves you. AKA past events that keep triggering you. 
  • Expanding into more of who you want to be & finding the joy in life. 
  •  Managing ongoing stress with more ease and self-care. 
  • Breaking through barriers to self-care, self-esteem and self-confidence. 
  • Learning to say no and feel okay about it. 

Much of therapy focuses on talking about and finding skills to manage our problems. Brainspotting is about helping you brain and body release, so these problems feel more manageable and are rooted in the here and now instead of reactions from your past. 

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Breakdown of Vocabulary


  • Old Stories & Core Beliefs: Often learned from a young age. Sometimes we are aware of them, other times we are not. Our actions show our beliefs of self. For example: If I hold a belief of “I’m not enough” my actions may try to prove that I am enough overworking. This can often lead me to burnout and overwhelm. In turn, I don’t do enough self-care, I don’t prioritize myself, I take on too much at work, and lack boundaries because I’m proving that I am enough or fearful that I’m not. 

  • Brainspot: We first notice where in our body we find our beliefs and stories the most. Then pair this with a spot in which this story or feeling is amplified. Our lower brain is the one that finds the spot, sometimes this means that tightness in your stomach will increase or tension in your shoulders will grow stronger. Other times we find this through facial ticks, or rapid eye blinks. Our stories are stored in our lower brain and are directly connected to feelings within our bodies. Therapy must involve this part of the brain in order to release these stories.

  • Focused Mindfulness: When we find a spot then we bring awareness and intention to it. Awareness and intention to where our mind leads us (possibly old memories or feelings). In following our brain we are brought to the source(s) of what is causing our brain to think and feel these beliefs.

  • Re-Organize: You release and re-align within the focused mindfulness process. Your brain creates a new perspective and understanding and starts to re-file memories. Those feelings and memories around “I’m not good enough” (or other limiting beliefs) are filed under places like: “I made a mistake” or “that wasn’t about me at all”. With this reorganization, we no longer live by these limiting beliefs.

What happens after Brainspotting in Therapy?

Take a couple of minutes here to digest some of this information. Then, ask yourself – what gets in my way of what I am wanting in life? Are there ways that I am getting in my own way? Afterward, imagine life without those, without the “what-ifs” and “shoulds”, what could you achieve? What happiness and fulfillment could you cultivate?

Challenges in life will continue to present themselves. On the positive side, Brainspotting can provide, a new relationship with your emotions and challenges. You will have an ability to notice the fear, anxiety, sadness, stress coming up, and what you need to do to care for yourself through this. When you shed the layers of your past, you will move towards growth & fulfillment.