Just in time for the release of Trainspotting 2, I embark upon training in Brainspotting (pt 1), I will also complete pt 2 in April. I went along to BSP pt1 with intrigue figuring I would learn a different technique - albeit similar to other eye movement therapies. After an intensive and alleviating weekend I discovered the profound and powerful changes Brainspotting can make on a personal level. Brainspotting is a great therapy and I have found it benefits my clients quickly with little need for the hard work of talking, challenging thoughts and creating a relational depth.
The idea of Brainspotting is that trauma/s leave imprints in the body, usually things like tight chest, a knot residing in the chest or stomach - sound familiar. Sometimes the imprint may even be on the body in the form of a rash of some kind.
Brainspotting uses eye position to target what needs to be healed. I found that as well as quickly working at a conscious level Brainspotting helps/processes/goes to a much more subconscious and unconscious level than taking therapy alone. I don't want to undervalue talking therapy at all, it is crucial to the therapeutic relationship, and this can create great learning and insight for people. This is why I now offer talking therapies and neurotherapies.
Chris Rudyard MBACP
Professional, experienced counsellor/psychotherapist in Liverpool