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, 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 – 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 the treatment of complex trauma & PTSD.