What Is Brainspotting?

Coaching is awesome  for accountability, goal setting, goal achievement, recognizing and developing our strengths and being challenged to do the work to be great.  Coaching is also helpful for gentle  offering a different perspective and troubleshooting.  There are times it is hard to accept and implement the things listed above when we have crippling Imposter Syndrome, anxiety, fear, self doubt, low self esteem, and low self confidence, to name a few. Brainspotting can help you to process those things so that they aren't barriers or challenges to your self-work  and growth.

Discovered by Dr. David Grand Ph.D,

Brainspotting is a brain and body based

 modality that accesses the part

of the brain that involves complex activities such

as memory, emotions, and pleasure.

This part of the brain is called

the subcortical brain.

By accessing this part of the brain,

brainspotting regulates the nervous system by

creating a state of stability.


Traditional coaching accesses the neocortex,

the part of the brain where cognition

and language is stored.

This part of the brain is already well developed.

However, our subcortical brain houses

the things that still need to be

sorted out such as doubts, fears, concerns, past

memories, emotions, and trauma.

Brainspotting is a great tool for

processing and releasing

symptoms that our conscious minds

cannot access through

cognition and language (the neocortex).

For this reason, Brainspotting

goes much deeper and faster

than traditional coaching.

Thinking Man on Couch

Brainspotting is based on the idea

that "where you look

determines how you feel."

A typical session involves using a

pointer to find an eye position

to tap into what a person wants to work

on while listening to bilateral music

that creates balance between the right

and left hemispheres of the brain.

Brainspotting is a great tool to use to process, feelings of inadequacy, doubt, comparison, 

emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation,

sports performance, processing decisions,

expanding the ability to tap into your

brain and body's own natural,

ability to regulate and more.

Eye Close Up

We know through neuroscience that

each of our pupils hold thousands of


So when we are using a modality

that works with the eyes we are

literally working in the brain.

No two Brainspotting sessions look the same.

During a session people can

experience a variety

of things including physical sensations,

emotions, memories, tiredness/sleepiness,

greater energy, and more. Through processing the brain 

begins to heal itself.  The result is being less impacted by the things that are holding us back.

Stressed Woman

The greatest part of Brainspotting

is as you process those complex traumas, feelings,

sensations and emotions, you are held and

wholly supported by your

Coach in every moment.

To start your Brainspotting experience

contact us at admin@smithbhw.com.

I look forward to being a part of your journey!