Innovative Counseling, Inc.®


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 challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment enhanced with BioLateral sounds, which is deep, direct, powerful yet focused and containing.

How does it work?  

Based on “where you look affects how you feel,” this revolutionary treatment uses relevant eye positions and BioLateral sound to access the brain/body’s innate self-scanning and self-healing capacities.  Core neurobiological sources of emotional and/or body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of challenging symptoms are released.

What is a brainspot?  

A relevant eye position connected to an issue a client is working on in session.  The eye positions appear to directly access the neurobiological subsystems that carry experiences relevant to the presented issue/conflict.  A brainspot is located with the client through their own felt sense and/or by identifying signaling from the deep brain in the form of reflexive blinks, twitches, coughs, yawns, etc.  By focusing and holding the eyes on that brainspot you are essentially “holding open the file” (memories, associations, body sensations, emotions—often wordless) in a calm and grounded environment.  This allows the brain-body system and relevant neurophysiological systems to re-organize in an adaptive way.  And when this happens, the activation around the traumatic issue eases and the client feels—and functions—much better.

Who does it work with?  

As the founder David Grand jokes “anyone with an active nervous system.”  According to Christine Ranck PhD, “brainspotting is good for everybody.  There is not a single person or single issue, in my opinion, that cannot benefit from brainspotting.”  Successes have been seen with all age groups from infant to elderly.

Therapists trained in Brainspotting: