Brainspotting™ Information and Resources :

Dr. David Grand, the Founder and Developer of Brainspotting™, explains this revolutionary trauma treatment that he discovered in 2003. [ ]

Dr. Mark Grixti discusses the basic elements and underpinnings of Brainspotting™ - [ ]

Dr. David Grand, the Founder and Developer of Brainspotting™, explains why clients should consider choosing Brainspotting as an element of their trauma treatment and psychotherapy regimen.

Robert Scaer, M.D. discusses the neurophysiology of trauma and need for somatic treatment modalities.  In addition, Dr. Scaer discusses the similarities and differences among some of these trauma treatment modalities --e.g., Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting.


"Accessing the Deep, Emotional Brain with Brainspotting," - by Jen Delaney, MA, NCC Psychotherapist.

"Turning the Spotlight on Brainspotting: Did an Unexpected Discovery Reveal a Quicker Path to Healing?" - by Chris Lyford.  The Therapy Beat. Psychotherapy Networker,  January/ February 2024.

A randomized clinical trial was done comparing dual attention, eye movements and exposure only during eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for PTSD A Comparison of Dual Attention, Eye Movements, and Exposure Only During Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial.  Martin Sack, Stephanie Zehl, Alexander Otti,  Claas Lahmann, Peter Henningson, Johannes Kruse, and Markus Stingl.  Psychotherapy and Psychomatics (2016) 85 (6): 357–365.

Treatment of Panic Attack with Vergence: An unexpected visual-vagus connection.  By Merrill D. Bowen, O.D.  Journal of Behavioral Optometry,  Vol 19/Number 6; 2008.

What You Need to Know About Head Injuries.  By Edie Thys Morgan.  Ski Racing Media.  February 29, 2014.

Brainspotting: Sustained attention, spinothalamic tracts, thalamocortical processing, and the healing of adaptive orientation truncated by traumatic experience.  F.M. Corrigan, D. Grand, and R.Raju.  Medical Hypotheses 84 (2015), pp. 384-394.

Effective treatments for generalized anxiety disorder.  Javier Anderegg, PhD.  An unpublished study comparing the treatment effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Brainspotting on the reduction of anxiety symptoms.

A preliminary study of the efficacy of Brainspotting – a new therapy for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Anja Hildebrand, David Grand, and Mark Stemmler.  Journal for Psychotraumatology, Psychotherapy Science and Psychological Medicine.  Accepted for publication in 2014.

Brainspotting vs. EMDR: A comparison of power therapies.  Brooke Randolph.  August 31, 2019.

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder as a Dissociative Trauma Related Condition Treated with Brainspotting -- A Successful Case Report. Patricia FM, Jose FP, and Marcelo M.  International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology.  Applied Psychology and Behavioral Changes. 2015, S1:1.

The preliminary efficacy and clinical applicability of Brainspotting among Filipino women with severe posttraumatic stress disorder.  Teofilo Oca Palsimon Jr.  Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 2022; 1: 54–64

Psychotherapeutic Techniques for Distressing Memories: A Comparative Study between EMDR, Brainspotting, and Body Scan Meditation.  

Fabio D’Antoni, Alessio Matiz, Franco Fabbro and Cristiano Crescentini.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2022)  19, 1142.

Brainspotting Therapy: About a Bataclan Victim.  Global Journal of Health Science; Vol. 9, No. 7; 2017.

The Eyes and Emotion Regulation:  Helpful Tips for Counselors.  Journal of Mental Health Counseling (2023) 45 (1): 53–73.


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