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Brainspotting is a revolutionary therapeutic technique that delves into the brain-body connection to facilitate healing and promote emotional well-being.

With several therapists trained in brainspotting, RISE is able to offer personalized treatment plans. Continue reading to learn more about it!

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Brainspotting therapy treatment

What is Brainspotting?

Developed by Dr. David Grand in 2003, brainspotting is based on the premise that where we look affects how we feel. Brainspotting is a powerful form of therapy that taps into the brain's natural ability to heal itself. Unlike traditional talk therapy, brainspotting bypasses the cognitive mind and accesses the deeper layers of the brain where unresolved trauma and emotional pain are stored.

How Does Brainspotting Work?

During a brainspotting session, the therapist helps you identify specific "brainspots" in your field of vision that correlate with unresolved issues or traumas. These spots are linked to activated emotional and physiological responses in the body.


By focusing on these brainspots while accessing your internal experiences, the therapist guides you through a process of releasing trapped emotions and integrating past traumas.

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Benefits of Brainspotting

Targeted Healing

Brainspotting allows for precise targeting of the neurological areas associated with emotional distress, leading to more effective and efficient healing.

Deep Emotional Release

By accessing the brain-body connection, brainspotting facilitates the release of deep-seated emotions and trauma, promoting profound healing and resolution.

Lasting Results

Clients often experience long-lasting relief from symptoms such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other trauma-related disorders through the transformative power of brainspotting.

What Can Brainspotting Help With?

Trauma and PTSD​: Brainspotting can help individuals process traumatic experiences and reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Anxiety and Stress: It can be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety disorders and stress by targeting the underlying neural pathways associated with these conditions.

Depression: Brainspotting can help individuals explore and process underlying emotional issues contributing to depression, leading to improved mood and overall well-being.

Phobias: By identifying and processing the underlying causes of phobias, brainspotting can help individuals overcome irrational fears and anxieties.

Performance Enhancement: Athletes, performers, and professionals can use brainspotting to address performance anxiety, enhance focus, and overcome mental barriers to success.

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Relationship Issues​: Brainspotting can assist individuals in addressing past relational traumas and improving their ability to form and maintain healthy relationships.

Chronic Pain: Brainspotting can help individuals manage chronic pain by addressing the emotional aspects that contribute to the perception of pain.

Self-Exploration and Personal Growth: Even for individuals without specific mental health concerns, brainspotting can be a valuable tool for self-exploration, enhancing self-awareness, and promoting personal growth.

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Why Choose RISE for Brainspotting?

At RISE Counseling & Consulting, we are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for your healing journey.


Several of our therapists are trained in brainspotting and offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and goals. Whether you're struggling with past traumas, anxiety, or other emotional challenges, we are here to guide you towards greater emotional well-being and inner peace.

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Take the first step towards healing with brainspotting therapy. Contact us today to get started and embark on your journey towards a happier, healthier life.

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