Brainspotting has been shown to be effective in treating performance anxiety in athletes and performers.

 Click on this linkto watch actual footage from a Brainspotting session that Dr. Grand did with Mackey Stasser, a former catcher for the New York Mets. 

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In the video below Dr. David Grand explains how Brainspotting works.

Brainspotting has shown effectiveness with issues including:

  • trauma

  • anxiety, depression & panic

  • phobias

  • creativity and performance blocks

  • physical pain

  • addiction, cravings & compulsive behaviors

  • unprocessed grief

Brain-body based therapy is the fastest-growing field of trauma treatment because of its proven ability to rapidly address issues that traditional talk therapy takes longer to resolve. 

I'm certified in Brainspotting, a cutting-edge technique pioneered by Dr. David Grand, PhDwhich combines the strengths of somatic and talk therapies, offering relief from emotional distress and a wide range of trauma-related issues.

Generally, talk therapy is helpful in engaging the neocortex, our thinking, conscious brain. Current developments in neuroscience reveal that painful or traumatic experiences can get stuck in a timeless state in the non-verbal, non-cognitive subcortical brain, negatively affecting our ability to function in the here and now. 

Brainspotting harnesses the brain's natural self-scanning capacity, using the visual field to activate, locate and process sources of trauma and distress held in the more intuitive mid-brain. The result is a deeper and more accelerated healing.

I'm one of the founding members of Brainspotting Los Angeles. We are a professional association of psychotherapists who utilize Brainspotting in our Los Angeles-based private practices.