In this video, 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

Brainspotting has been shown to be effective in treating performance anxiety in athletes and performers.  Select this linkto learn about Mackey Stasser's (a former catcher for the New York Mets) experience with Brainspotting.

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. To help you achieve optimal well-being, I am certified in Brainspotting, a cutting-edge technique pioneered by Dr. David Grand, PhDwhich combines the strengths of brain-body and talk therapies for 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 am 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.