Trauma Counseling Minneapolis, MN

What is Brainspotting? 

Brainspotting is a powerful treatment for trauma counseling in Minneapolis. Using a mindfulness-based approach, Brainspotting  works by identifying, processing and releasing stored neurophysiological pain and trauma which can cause a variety of symptoms when left untreated. Your emotional symptoms from storing pain and trauma can accumulate when stored in "trauma capsules" within the deep regions of your brain.  This specific technique accesses what we call a brain spot through eye positioning that correlates with these capsules where our negative energy is stored. During Brainspotting, we can access these deeper places much more quickly and effectively than traditional talk therapy. 

How Does Brainspotting Work? 

Brainspotting is a therapy approach designed to help you access, process, and overcome trauma, negative emotions, and pain. When talking about a painful or traumatic memory, your eyes will look at a certain point when access that memory.  This helps me guide you during our brainspotting session. During brainspotting, I will help you position your eyes in ways that enable you to target sources of negative emotion. With the aid of a pointer, we will slowly guide your eyes across their field of vision to find appropriate “brainspots,” with a brainspot being an eye position that activates a traumatic memory or painful emotion. 

Once we've accessed a brainspot, we work together to walk you through your memories to reprocess negative events and retrain emotional reactions. 

Who Can Benefit from Brainspotting? 

Brainspotting was originally developed to help those who have experienced trauma process their negative experiences and emotions. Since it's development, Brainspotting has been used with other types of emotional as well as physical pain. Even if you haven't experienced trauma, Brainspotting can help you. This form of therapy has been proven to be an effective form of treatment for those experiencing:

brainspotting can help with

  • All forms of trauma
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Attention Issues (ADHD)
  • Anger Issues
  • Phobias
  • Substance Abuse
  • Chronic fatigue and chronic pain
  • Disordered eating

How can Brainspotting help you? 

Brainspotting is a gentle approach to help you dismantle emotional pain or trauma, relieve the physical symptoms you are experiencing and develop a new perspective to help you renew and flourish on your journey.  During our sessions, our goal is to address how your pain or trauma is impacting your life.  We work together so that you will not be re-traumatized by reliving your original painful experience, but gently guided to help your brain and body work in harmony to develop the inner resources you need to move forward.  My typical clients experience a renewed perspective enabling them to flourish in life.


Getting Started

 I offer a complimentary initial consulttation so we can get to know one another and I can answer any questions you may have about Brainspotting.  Simply complete my contact form and I will be in touch to schedule your initial appointment.