"Where you look affects how you feel."
- Dr. David Grand
Any life event which causes significant physical and/or emotional injury and distress, in which the person powerfully experiences being overwhelmed, helpless, or trapped, can become a traumatic experience.
Brainspotting allows you to process emotional and traumatic experiences without the need for talk therapy. While talk therapy is useful in some situations, it is not always necessary or helpful, as it can be distressing to relive traumatic events. It is not necessary to bring up past memories for Brainspotting to work.
During a Brainspotting session, the therapist helps locate and focus on particular spots within the patient’s vision. When these spots are found, the only thing you need to do is keep staring at those points to allow your brain to process.
Using Brainspotting, people are able to process and reintergrate traumatic experiences non-directly allowing the bodies natural homeostasis to process the event on a subconscious level both physically and mentally.
Conscious Connected Breathing
This type of breath work relies on conscious breathing where you are focussing solely on the breath, with no pauses between the inhale and the exhale. This is the same connected breathing that we do as babies and young children.
When we are confronted with challenges in life, our first reaction can often be to hold or restrict our breathing. Although this is part of our body’s natural fight, flight, or freeze response and is important during a stressful or traumatic event, it is not helpful on a day-to-day basis.
When our body and nervous system get “stuck” in these states, it can result in physical symptoms such as tension or pain. There doesn’t need to be a large traumatic event for this to happen - there are a lot of stressful experiences in life, and small things can add up over time. Doing this type of gentle connected breathing allows us to release blockages from the buildup of stress and tension stored in the body. It can help you relax, manage physical and emotional pain, support a deeper connection to your body, and assist with energy, general wellbeing and peace of mind.
You will be guided throughout the session to help maintain focus on your breath. Breathwork sessions can be done individually, with partners, or in small groups. Each appointment takes up to 2 hours.