Brainspotting - What to Expect
You will be asked to briefly explain to the therapist the past bad scenario/experience/event and or bad scenarios/experiences/events which have led up to this sports trauma, stress, pain, hurt, worry, fear, issue and or belief/thought.
You will be asked to think about this to the fullest to the point of feeling upset, bad, uncomfortable, unsettled as if you were to experience the bad scenario/experience/event which led to the trauma, stress, pain, hurt, worry, fear, issue again
You will be asked to identify where within your body you feel this upset/bad/uncomfortable/unsettling/completely anxious feeling when you think about it or talk about it (e.g. chest, stomach, neck, jaw, head, limbs).
You will then be asked to maintain this upset, bad, uncomfortable, unsettling feeling and just allow yourself to notice what comes up in terms of your memories, thoughts, bodily sensations or emotions.
While you notice these things you can mention whatever come up – regardless of whether it make sense to the therapist.
Whilst focussing on your internal processes you will be asked to follow the end of a pointer with your eyes, or one eye, depending if you are asked to wear one eye covering goggles while constantly thinking about the issue that you are working on.
After the session you should expect to feel tired and possibly a bit ‘fuzzy headed’ or light headed. You may also experience a sense of energetic agitation or restlessness, as if you are full of energy that needs to settle down. Your emotions may feel quite raw and you may have vivid or strange dreams.
This is all perfectly normal and shows that the processing that began within the brainspotting session is continuing within your brain.