Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting (BSP)
EMDR and Brainspotting are both respected mind/body based therapies that help individuals reprocess distressing memories and to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. These are highly effective therapies when used as a primary therapy or when combined with traditional talk therapies.
This is a well-researched process that that includes having clients recall distressing images while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input, including side-to-side eye movements.
Therapists aim to help people position their eyes in a way that enables them to access traumatic memories. Research shows that points in the visual field correspond to parts of the brain. A Brain spot is an eye position that tends to activate a traumatic memory or painful emotion. It allows therapists to access emotions on a deeper level and to target the physical effects of trauma that is “stored” in the body and can alter the way the brain works.
If you wish, you may call our administrator at 615-467-6462 to discuss your needs and to help you decide who would be the best therapist to fit your needs.