The Most Effective
Healing Process
That's Been Discovered So Far

"Brainspotting is a very important leap forward ..."
                                                                 -- Norman Doidge, MD, FRCPC, author of The Brain That Changes Itself

My Psychotherapist Friend Called Me,
Very Excited About
What He'd Just Experienced

One of my closest friends is a psychotherapist in Minneapolis.  

One Tuesday morning he called me, all excited.

He and two of his colleagues had just attended a Brainspotting training.  All three of them received Brainspotting sessions as part of the training.

And all three of them experienced deep, lasting healing of lifelong trauma that their personal work up until then hadn't fully cleared.  In only one to three Brainspotting sessions. 

My friend's mother died when he was 11.  His father didn't respond well, and the whole family system became seriously unhealthy. My friend's life had been profoundly affected by that trauma.  Even though he'd done a lot of work and made progress on it over the years, he still experienced persistent, disruptive upsets in response to his family's unhealthy dynamics.  

That lifelong reactivity dissolved for him in one Brainspotting session. 

My friend and both his colleagues immediately began using Brainspotting with their clients.  They saw the same thing happening: people are consistently experiencing breakthrough results with each session.

So of course I had to try it.

What Happened For Me

Just a couple weeks later, on May 2, 2018 I received my first Brainspotting session.  I worked on a trigger that had been very challenging for me. While I'd made significant progress on it over the previous 2 years using my "inner orphan" and attachment-oriented brain rewiring approaches, when highly activated it could still be pretty disruptive for me.

I resolved that trauma in one Brainspotting session.  (Watch Video #1 for more details about my experience.)

I wasn't just astounded.  I felt deeply grateful.  I felt different on a very deep level: calmer, more secure, deeply peaceful.  

I've been on a focused healing journey for more than 25 years.  I'm accustomed to effective processes and real, noticeable, stable change.  And ... the speed, depthbreadth of healing that Brainspotting gave me -- in one session! -- was simply stunning to me.

I received my second Brainspotting session a week after my first session, on May 9, 2018. I worked on my #1 core trauma, experienced in my earliest, most vulnerable moments of life.  If anything, my second session was even more powerful; that core trauma was completely resolved.  I honestly couldn't quite believe it.

I gave it a week before I shared anything more about it; I always want to see if a shift is stable over time, before I start making conclusions about it.  You can see what unfolded from that in Video #3 (above).

About a week after that, on May 16, 2018, I had my third Brainspotting experience.  That experience was more fundamentally transformative for me than I thought possible:  I completely healed my adoption trauma.  Share that journey with me in Video #4.

The short version of that healing experience? I have a family rooting for me, now.  Even the deepest inner orphans in me feel the deep grounding of belonging with people on this earth.

It's a profound coming home.  Not nothing else in 25 years of devoted inner work ever gave me.

I feel unspeakably grateful.

... and profoundly excited about the depth and speed of healing that is possible for us, now.

What IS Brainspotting?

Brainspotting is a neurophysiological integration process that discovered by an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist in 2003. 

It involves finding the spot in our visual field that opens up all the unconscious associations that one or more previous, unprocessed distressing experiences (traumas) has for us.  

Focusing on a Brainspot while listening to Biolateral music (that alternately plays in our right and left ears, activating both the right and left hemispheres of our brain) allows our brain and body to process and complete that traumatic experience completely and permanently. 

Watch Video #2 (above) for more details.

How Does It Work?

From the Brainspotting website:  "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 a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing."

What Does It Treat?

More from the BSP website:  "Brainspotting can be an effective and efficient treatment tool for:

  • Physical and emotional trauma
  • Recovery from injury and accident trauma
  • Trauma resulting from medical interventions and treatment
  • Stress and trauma-related medical illness
  • Sports Performance and Creativity Enhancement
  • Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions
  • Addictions (especially cravings)
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Perceptual problems
  • Stuttering
  • Environmental Illness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Phobias
  • Asthma
  • Preparation and recovery from surgery
  • Trauma resulting from war and natural disasters
  • Anger and rage problems
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Management of major medical illness

For more about Brainspotting, visit

EXPERIENCE Brainspotting 
for yourself ...

If you're interested in RECEIVING

one or more Brainspotting sessions
to support your own thriving:

  • IN-PERSON Brainspotting sessions are available daily in Portland, OR
  • DISTANCE sessions are available daily by Zoom online video
  • IN-PERSON sessions are periodically available in Seattle, WA; the Bay Area; and Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

I want to experience Brainspotting.

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