Updated: Sep 28
You get a reminder that you’re out of storage every day. Your phone overheats, glitches, and shuts down all the time, unable to handle the overload of information.
You know you need to go through these pictures... but it feels too overwhelming! You don’t even look at your pictures to avoid anxiety.
But just like our own memories, avoiding them doesn’t make them go away.
When we don’t like a memory, we try our best to hide it. We shove it down, change the subject, and try our best to avoid anything that reminds us of our trauma.
But the truth is... It doesn’t actually go away.
How Trauma Gets Stored in Our Brains & Bodies
Every moment, our eyes and other senses take in information. Our bodies send this information to our brains to make sense of it. From here, our brains are in charge of processing, organizing, and storing this information and turning it into knowledge and memories.
But when this information is overwhelming — traumatizing, disturbing, and distressing — our brains get overloaded. Storing and organizing information takes the backburner, as our energy is focused on helping us survive the trauma in front of us.
So, instead of getting neatly processed and organized, this information gets buried. As a result? We can forget these memories. We can become confused
by what happened, haunted by the memories, and stressed by the very thought of unpacking them.
As this trauma continues to bury deep within our minds, it begins to mess up our other systems. Like our overwhelming photo albums, we avoid these memories and emotions, and it causes glitches and problems in other areas of our lives, leading to anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
What is Brainspotting?
Brainspotting is a type of mind-body therapy that uses our field of vision to unpack, let go, and release trauma.
It’s a holistic, natural therapy backed by scientific research and evidence. Brainspotting uses our eyes to reconnect us to these unprocessed memories and feelings. It helps our brains retrace our steps and create space to reprocess, release, and recover.
During a brainspotting session, you’ll be guided through a few simple yet effective practices:
● Step 1: Enter a state of relaxation and mindfulness.
● Step 2: Identify where you’re feeling the most stress in your body.
● Step 3: Work with your brainspotting therapist to find your “brain spot” — the area most stressful for your eyes to focus on.
● Step 4: Focus on these feelings, process their meaning, and release them.
Benefits of Brainspotting Sessions for Anxiety,
Depression, & PTSD
● Release Trauma
Brainspotting sessions help us find the strength to carry our trauma — and release it. It’s shown to help reduce PTSD, anxiety, and depression symptoms. It can relieve the pain of PTSD, make peace with our painful memories, and create healthier thought patterns.
● Ignite Creativity
As we release trauma, we create more space for clarity, imagination, and reflection. We can think clearer, igniting creativity, growth, and new perspectives.
● Increased Energy
This relieved stress and newfound creativity can boost our energy, helping us feel more alive, present, and relaxed. As a result, you may feel more focused during the day and sleep better at night.
Release Trauma, Ignite Creativity, & Heal Forward:
Book a Brainspotting Session
Trauma is an invisible weight, holding us back and bringing us pain each day. As we run from it, it gets heavier and heavier to carry.
Brainspotting allows us to stop running — to stop hiding.
It allows us to clean out our “storage space,” organize our “albums,” and make room to process and cope with the past so we can better enjoy the future.
I know because it’s done the same for me.
Let’s finally find the release you’ve been searching for together. Reach out to book a brainspotting session with me or simply learn more!
Book a complimentary 20-minute consultation with me
I can’t wait to exhale and pause with you.