Here at Vantage Point, one of our unwritten rules and missions is to continuously pursue ways to help our clients. We know and understand that medicine – in particular, mental health – owes its growth to innovate methods like brainspotting treatment, and an evolution of what’s considered applicable and viable as a mental health treatment.
As a collective species, we’ve gone from using herbs and rituals to archaic and even medically unsound practices, all the way to modern-day pharmacology and hi-tech science. We’ve gone from diagnosing clients per the four humors, to modern-day non-invasive therapy tools that help individuals further their own understanding of how they think and feel, using that knowledge to control their issues.
And doubtlessly, as generations pass, especially in the Information Age, new ways to address mental health issues will arise with a rigorous scientific process attached to them, expanding our understanding of how our brains and minds function.
One of those relatively new ways and one we’re extremely excited about is Brainspotting therapy – a therapy type developed first by David Grand, Ph.D., a licensed clinical social worker. Where Brainspotting has humble beginnings, being found “by accident” during an EMDR session, it has evolved into being one of the primary techniques used for complex trauma treatment & PTSD treatments.
While we’re careful here not to make bad analogies when it comes to mental health, looking at a treatment plan can feel a little bit like visiting a fusion restaurant and going over the menu choices – a lot of it can sound overwhelming and odd in name, but end up being quite pleasant, or surprisingly mundane. We take our job extremely seriously, so we want to see to it that you know exactly what you’re getting before you place your order. And one of our less known and more exotic-sounding treatment options is brainspotting.
Brainspotting Therapy is a relatively recent form of treatment for many stress- and memory-related mental health issues, insofar that it’s been around for over a decade, but has only recently begun to gain traction in mental health circles as a legitimate therapy. It’s built around the concept of brainspots – areas of the mind where emotional turmoil and trauma are encapsulated, the release of which can trigger relief from the symptoms of several mental diagnoses.