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What is Brainspotting?

"Where you look affects how you feel."

Brainspotting or BSP is a revolutionary brain based therapy developed by David Grand, PhD. that has proven to be effective in addressing various psychological issues more so than talk-based therapies alone.  It is a relational, brain-body, and mindfulness based therapeutic intervention.


This new therapy approach helps the client process at a deeper level by identifying, processing, and releasing “capsules”[1] of emotional pain, trauma, and a variety of other challenging symptoms stored in the brain. It engages regions of the brain that are usually not addressed within traditional therapeutic models.

BSP has been used to address various issues including (but not limited to):

  • Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Emotional dysregulation and more


Dr. Jacqueline Guevara has received training in Brainspotting

including completing Phase I and Phase II.

Check out this IGLive with Founder of Latinx Therapy, Adriana Alejandre,

as we discuss what Brainspotting is!

You can also visit the official Brainspotting website to learn more. 


[1] Scaer, R. (2005) The Trauma Spectrum, Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency. New York: Norton Books.

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