Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change

Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change

by David Grand
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Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TomTaylorMDivLMSW More than 1 year ago
As I was pulling into a hotel parking lot in Tarrytown, NY on May 16, 2003 for a church convention, I received a call from my friend, Dr. David Grand. David told me about something he discovered that he believed might forever change the way he treated clients. Dr. Grand said that he would tell me more as this discovery evolved-progressed. I congratulated him and I was very curious as to what exactly this was. That was my introduction to what would later be called Brainspotting. In 2005, while I was still a social work student, David showed me firsthand what Brainspotting was and what it could do. It has since changed my life in the way I treat clients and provide pastoral care for my parishioners. David Grand's book, "Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Effective Change", is an excellent book for both the general public as well as mental health professionals. His anecdotes and stories, highlight what Brainspotting is and how it works, and makes for an easy read. But, Dr. Grand also expands on the more technical aspects of the treatment for therapists and those wanting to know more about the science of Brainspotting. In the book there is an excellent glossary of terms and a listing of other resources as well. If you or someone you know suffers from PTSD, trauma, grief or any kind of loss than do yourself a favor and please read "Brainspotting." Also, if you are an artist, actor or athlete struggling with your craft or you just want to get better at it, than read "Brainspotting" too. I have used this treatment for every conceivable issue I can think of: trauma, relationship issues, grief, sports performance and creativity enhancement. I have used it with firefighters, police officers, combat veterans, 9/11 survivors, athletes, artists, children, couples and people who have survived accidents and abuse. It is remarkable and the book tells you everything you need to know about this terrific resource and therapeutic tool. Brainspotting can be a stand alone treatment or it can be integrated with other therapies along with the background and experience of the therapist. It is very much a client centered therapy and works consciously and unconsciously on thoughts, memories, emotions and physiological reactions or body memories. Simply put, Brainspotting works and works extremely well. It never ceases to amaze me how this treatment can help others to help heal themselves. As David says in this wonderful book, "Where you look affects how you feel."