Brainspotting is an innovative healing modality that examines the link between your eye movements and emotional responses. Life coach Bethany Perry and her team in Rochester Hills, Michigan, have extensive training in Brainspotting and frequently use the strategy within personalized life coaching programs for their clientele throughout the world. To transform your outlook with Brainspotting, call Bethany Perry or schedule an appointment online today.
Brainspotting is a healing modality based on the principle that “where you look affects how you feel.” Founded by David Grant, PhD, the technique examines your brain activity in relation to the position of your eyes or the direction you’re looking in.
As a certified Brainspotting life coach, Bethany starts by helping you identify the situation or area in your life you desire to heal. Once identified, she will guide you, encouraging you to notice where you feel an emotion or sensation in the body. Bethany will then instruct you to look along the x and z axes of a specialized graphic, to pinpoint the places you look and correlate them with increased or decreased emotions.
Looking in specific directions causes your emotions to feel stronger, including physiological responses like pain in your chest. By identifying these positions, your therapy becomes more profound and effective than it would be otherwise. Bethany believes that this is the fastest way to heal without the need to relive any traumas.
Brainspotting is a one-of-a-kind therapeutic technique that can help you examine and deeply evaluate your emotions surrounding trauma and emotional pain. It helps you identify and isolate places to look in your visual field that assist with processing symptoms and medical concerns linked with trauma, including:
The effects of trauma are often far-reaching, but Brainspotting helps you learn more about your trauma and dig deeper with therapeutic strategies. You rate your level of distress at the beginning of every session and compare it to your level of stress at the end. The goal is to ensure that you leave in an associated state.
Brainspotting holds up among other emotional healing modalities. In fact, it’s associated with Dr. Grand’s other successful work in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR therapy), which is widely used among psychotherapists today. Brainspotting is also endorsed by Bessel VanDerKolk, MD, a world-renowned industry leader in healing trauma.
Along with reducing symptoms associated with depression and anxiety, Brainspotting may result in:
Bethany and the team might use other strategies alongside Brainspotting, such as resilience development and reframing techniques. Altogether, these strategies help you cope with the effects of stress and trauma so you can thrive in your personal, social, and professional lives.
Learn more about Brainspotting and how your eye movements provide insight into your emotional well-being. Call Bethany Perry or book your visit online today.