Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core sources of emotional pain, trauma and distress. It can relieve body pain associated with unintegrated and dissociated memories from your distant or recent past.
Unlike talk therapy, Brainspotting accesses the deep brain structures where memories are held but cannot be accessed through thinking or remembering. It is deep, direct and powerful, yet also focused and containing.
Brainspotting uses activated eye positions designated as brainspots. Located through either one or both eyes, brainspots are observed by focusing on the client’s inner awareness of their body sensations or by tracking and observing the client’s outer reflexive responses (e.g., blink, eye twitches or wobbles, pupil dilation, breath changes and subtle body behaviour shifts).
Somatic Experiencing® is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and stress. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his studies in psychology, human physiology, animal behaviour, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics.
SE facilitates the organic release of traumatic shock and re-organisation without forcing, pushing or efforting. It is one of only a few trauma therapies which takes into account the client's threshold so as not to cause re-traumatisation or overwhelm.
SE addresses the root cause of stress and trauma by facilitating the completion of self-protective responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body. Clients are gently guided to develop tolerance for difficult bodily sensations, suppressed emotions and contracted nervous system states.
Somatic touchwork is a gentle, non-invasive, fully-clothed style of touch therapy to release frozen and stuck states held in the body.
Everyone’s experience is different, and it’s difficult to put into words, because 'touch' lights up the the place in the brain where there are no words.
This way of working is the most profound technique I have ever encountered. It is unbelievably sacred and deep. Touchwork supports the release of experiences you may not have any words for (or memory of), but feel as stuck or contracted states in your body.
Both client and practitioner work together noticing sensations in organs, joints, fluids and bones, gradually creating more opening and expansion through using the power of energy, attention, intention and touch.