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Sport & Performance Psychology

February 2, 2017

Sport & Performance Psychology

Best Clinical Sport Psychologist - UK

In the last 5 years I have been training and developing my use of an intervention called Brainspotting. This works firstly physiologically, and then emotionally, releasing ‘trauma’ from the body arising from either life threatening events, or more commonly personal disappointment, embarrassment, and humiliation. Trauma remains held in the Sympathetic Nervous System SNS within the body, and requires to be ‘released’ / desensitized, into the Parasympathetic Nervous System PSNS. This takes place through eye positioning, linking a point in the brain where the ‘event memory’ is held. The ‘spot’ we know is recognizable through an iMRI scan, and hence ‘brain spot’, and finding the eye position (s) that link to it. Whilst the physical element remains, it blocks communications between the two hemispheres (sides) of the brain preventing a solution to the problem.  Once the physical part of the trauma releases, the two sides of the brain reconnect for the original memory, creating new neural pathways. It is highly successful. I have most of my life worked in mental health and sport, especially with young athletes, and their parents.

 

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