Brainspotting (BSP) was discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D. It is based on the idea that where we look affects how we feel and that this thinking and feeling experience is linked to a specific neural pathway in the brain. This is called a Brainspot.
BSP, which incorporates an element of EMDR, makes use of this natural phenomenon through its use of relevant eye positions. This helps the BSP therapist to locate, focus, process and release a wide range of emotionally and bodily-based conditions. BSP is also a brain-based tool to support the therapy relationship.
We believe that BSP taps into and harnesses the body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability. When a Brainspot is stimulated, the deep brain appears to reflexively signal the therapist that the source of the problem has been found.