2020 has turned out to be different than any of us has expected. While, I cannot forget the good that has come out of this year, there has also been a lot of hard that has left a lot of us overwhelmed, grieving, stressed, etc. Recently a local newscaster, reached out to me to talk about how we can all reset from 2020. As we start looking forward to 2021, we can prepare not by setting New Year’s Resolutions, but by taking the time and space we need now to fully process all the stresses, losses, hurts, and anxieties from 2020. We need to process the trauma and the grief.
While it was cut from the interview, what I really recommend is Brainspotting. Brainspotting is an advanced brain-body-mindfulness-based therapeutic approach, which focuses processing in the parts of the brain where memory and emotion are stored and the parts of the brain involved with regulation, so you actually address the emotions and memories impacting you from a part of the brain that can help you feel better and feel more regulated. The neocortex is not involved with regulation; you can’t think your way into feeling better. Rather than trying to use the neocortex to think your way through something, Brainspotting helps us go to the source for a much more efficient and powerful experience. It is my favorite way of healing, not just for clients, but also for myself.
One of the awesome things about Brainspotting is that you don’t even have to talk (to a therapist) for it be really powerful. Whether you think maybe you need to talk to someone or you would really prefer to process in silence, I would be happy to connect you with a therapist at Counseling at The Green House or Brainspotting Indy.