Resource Brainspotting using the Comprehensive Resource Model, is a relatively new type of treatment designed to help people access, process, and overcome trauma, negative emotions, and pain, including psychologically-induced physical pain. Resource Brainspotting works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms.

During brainspotting, we aim to help people use fixed eye positions in a way that enables them to target the sources of negative emotions. A brainspot is an eye position that tends to activate a traumatic memory or painful emotion. This allows the client to access emotions on a deeper level and to target the physical effects of trauma, and allow the brain to release and heal.

There is increasing evidence that trauma is “stored” in the body and can alter the way the brain works. Trauma can, for example, interfere with emotion, memory and even physical health. As a Resource Brainspotting practioner, I attune with the client to be able to access both the physical and emotional aspects of negative emotions. There is some evidence that brainspotting works primarily on the limbic system. The limbic system is a collection of brain structures; it plays a role in emotion, long-term memory, cognition, motivation, impulse control and several other psychological factors that can effect well-being.

Felicia C Snell is one of three certified Resource Brainspotting practitioners in Indiana that can provide Resource Brainspotting.

Kinds of problems Resource Brainspotting can treat:

  • complex trauma and PTSD
  • Severe dissociative disorders
  • Traumatic Brain injury recovery
  • Emotional/Body pain, chronic pain
  • Grief
  • Situational and generalized anxiety
  • Peak Performance