Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. Brainspotting was discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D. Dr. Grand discovered that “Where you look affects how you feel.” It is the brain activity, especially in the subcortical brain that organizes itself around that eye position.

Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms.

Brainspotting is often enhanced with BioLateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing.

Brainspotting makes use of this natural phenomenon through its use of relevant eye positions. This helps the Brainspotting therapist locate, focus, process and release a wide range of emotionally and bodily-based conditions. Brainspotting is also a brain-based tool to support the therapy relationship. It is believed that Brainspotting taps into and harnesses the body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability. When a Brainspot is stimulated, the deep brain appears to reflexively signal the therapist that the source of the problem has been found. Brainspotting can also be used to find and strengthen our natural resources and resilience. Brainspotting is designed as a therapeutic tool that can be integrated into many of the healing modalities. Brainspotting can also be used with performance and creativity enhancement. Brainspotting can be even more powerful when used with the enhancement of BioLateral Sound.

Brainspotting therapy is for anyone. Brainspotting gives the therapist access to both the brain and body. The goal is to bypass the conscious thinking processes of the neo-cortex to get to the deeper more emotional and body-based processes from the sub-cortex part of the brain. Brainspotting can be the primary mode of treatment, or it can be integrated in with the therapeutic tools that are already being provided.  

Additional information can be found at:

What is Brainspotting

BioLateral Sound

What is a Brainspot?
Interview with David Grand regarding what is Brainspotting from December 2014.