Brainspotting: A New Model for Healing

Brainspotting: A New Model for Healing


-A Highly effective, Brain-Based therapy.

-A Proceedure that engages the whole Mind-Body interrelationship.

-A tool that allows for trauma work using the body’s natural internal support system known as resourcing.

-A Process that supports deep healing and new understanding and growth.


What is  Brainspotting?:

Resource BRAINSPOTTING utilizes the body’s capacity to engage in self soothing and grounding from which to process traumatic or stressful events, memories, or fears.


BRAINSPOTTING therapy is a brain-based tool that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with  human suffering.  It is the latest tool in the  arsenal of  trauma work that is coincident with new physiological understanding of the brain.


BRAINSPOTTING is a powerful, focused treatment method that identifies, processes, and releases core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms.


BRAINSPOTTING allows people to go deeper into their healing process and  strengthen their natural resources and resilience, leading to new self-understanding and growth.


What is a Brainspot?:

A Brainspot is an external eye position, that is linked to the subjective internal felt experience in the body, from which trauma and distress may be processed, while maintaining the body’s natural internal support system known as resourcing.


Basic Beliefs of Brainspotting:

-Human beings are inherently wired to heal.

-Our eyes are important keys to accessing areas of the deeper brain.

-Trauma work must be rooted in the client’s connection to their internal support nervous system.

-Using mind, body and emotion channels allows for deeper processing of internal issues.

-Attunement with the body and “felt sense” is a dynamic part of calming and healing.

-The relationship between the therapist to client and client to self are integral to the healing process.



-The therapist supports the client”s ability to engage in staying calm and grounded: a process known as resourcing.

-The therapist listens and evaluates the client’s level of distress.

-The therapist helps the client find the eye positions, or brainspots, that engage with the issue.

-The therapist is attuned to the client while the client is attuned to his/her own body and to the brainspot(s), to process the work they have chosen.

-The therapist supports the client’s process through difficult material as the clients accesses new realizations, truths, and tolerance.

-The therapist reinforces new understanding with the client leading to substantial emotional, behavioral, and attitudinal change.



Trauma and PTSD

Grief and Loss

Fears and Phobias

Stress, Panic, and Anxiety

Anger Management

Chronic Pain (somaticized aspects)

Relationship Problems

Accident Flashbacks and Trauma

Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors

Sexual Trauma and Abuse

Performance Anxiety and Blocks

Negative Self Beliefs and Criticism

Depression and Emptiness

Developmental Wounds

Conflicting Feelings


Moshe Rozdzial, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certifies Sex Therapist.  He is a Certified Brainspotting Therapist through the Brainsporring Association, USA


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