What is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting is a highly effective, brain-based technique discovered in 2003 by David Grand, PhD. Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. It is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment used to treat a wide range of emotional or body-based conditions. It’s believed to harnesses the body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability.

Brainspotting works by locating, activating processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of challenging symptoms. Bilateral sound is also used to enhance the brain’s processing ability. 

Brainspotting and Performance

Athletes, performers, high achievers and those in high risk occupations experience mental blocks preventing them from performing to their full potential. Through using brainspotting, we can identify and focus on the areas impacting your performance, helping you to reach your maximum potential.  


During the actual processing of a specific issue, you don’t even have to share the details of the topic. We will find the brainspot associated with the issue you want to resolve, you will hold your eye position while focusing on the somatic or sensory experience related that that issue. This allows the brain and body to process the issue organically.


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Where we look
effects how we feel.

- David Grand, PHD


Katherine Blackwell, MA, LMFT

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Holly Ridge, North Carolina 28445


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