Brief Thoughts on Brainspotting and IFS

Some nine plus months into doing Brainspotting (BSP) with most of my clients and experiencing healing from it for myself, I’ve noticed how BSP allows more space and focus for processing of, well, anything– more than any other treatment approach I’ve learned thus far.

I do find that Internal Family Systems (IFS) continues to be my main framework or lens through which I view my clients and their challenges. However, BSP facilitates faster processing for people with their true Selves and inner parts. This synthesis of approaches has led me to feel more effective as a psychotherapist while many of my clients get faster positive results in their treatment.

One thought on “Brief Thoughts on Brainspotting and IFS

  1. I find with Brainspotting that just the act of focusing on the tip tends to lessen the chatter (as in many parts vying for space) or anxiety you may have going on. That in itself leads to a calming place where you can focus on the real issue. IFS continues to be my mainstay because the process of assessing which part is coming through at the time gives you a better idea of how to soothe it. It is also where I find self-led involvement easier to maintain for longer periods of time.

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