Brainspotting™ is a neuroscience-informed, mind & body treatment which works with the brain’s natural healing mechanisms, using specific eye positions and focused mindfulness. Brainspotting gains direct access to the sub-cortical part of the brain to locate, focus, process and release a wide range of emotional and bodily-based conditions of trauma.
Brainspotting is highly relational, brain/body inclusive modality, which frees the therapist from the constraints of protocol, questionnaire or script driven modalities, thus allowing a deeper relational connection and attunement with their client. Brainspotting acknowledges the client as the expert on their own healing process, and the therapist as the empathic, supportive witness on that journey. Brainspotting makes use of this natural phenomenon through its use of relevant eye positions.
Where you look affects how you feel.
David Grand ~ Developer of Brainspotting
Trauma is held in the brain and the body, so we have to be able to access both for full resolution of the trauma event to occur. Brainspotting does that. In Brainspotting, the client, (or the client and
therapist together), find an eye position that correlates to the unprocessed “trauma event” in the brain/body and as this eye position is held by the client, it naturally and quickly opens the client’s access to their brain’s self-healing capacity which then begins to process any unprocessed fragments of the trauma
Brainspotting can be beautifully integrated into a clinicians practice whether that be CBT, EMDR, IFS, SE, Narrative, Sandtray therapy and more.
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Dr Roby Abeles
Co-founder, Presenter and International Trainer of Brainspotting.
Trainer for Brainspotting AustralAsia Pacific
About Dr Roby Abeles
Dr Roby Abeles has been a trauma and addiction therapist for over 35 years. She has a Doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology, a double Masters degree in Applied Psychology and Spiritual Psychology and a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling.
Dr Abeles is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) a Narrative Therapist, is trained in Ego State Therapy, EMDR (Approved Consultant) and Interpersonal Neurobiology (and a supervisee of Dr Dan Siegel in 1999/2000) among others. She was trained in Brainspotting by Dr David Grand in 2004.
Dr Abeles is in high demand training therapists all over the world, in her revolutionary work using Brainspotting to stop addiction relapse using her Trademarked Brainspotting Crocodile Set Ups.
Dr Abeles most recent development is Brainspotting and The Hero’s Journey for transforming Adversity into Heroism using a Multi-Focal Brainspotting Set Up, which she teaches world-wide and now online.
David Grand is one of the most important and effective psychological trauma therapists now practicing, and his development of Brainspotting is a very important leap forward in helping people resolve trauma.
– Dr Norman Doidge