Brainspotting the X-Men’s Wolverine

Here’s a fun, geeky thought I had earlier today. I imagined enjoying the challenge of doing Brainspotting treatment on the X-Men’s Wolverine as a client of mine. He’s got to be one of the most traumatized comic book superheroes ever created. I also imagined having to ensure a thick window made of some sturdy material was placed between us. Hence, we’d actually be sitting and facing each other from separate rooms. This would minimize the likelihood of Woverine possibly killing me in a fit of rageful abreaction (acting out/releasing of emotion) while processing through some violent flashback scenes in his life, such as the time when Adamantium metal was surgically forced around his bones.

I think Wolverine would be a good candidate for telehealth therapy, which is how I continue to meet with most of my clients.

13 thoughts on “Brainspotting the X-Men’s Wolverine

  1. I don’t remember reading this, but see that I liked it. Today, when I saw it, I thought it was the funniest thing I ever heard. What a wonderful imagination!

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      1. You couldn’t have said it better. It’s my favorite part. The endorphins that get released do a great job taking care of my body and soul. Thank you.

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  2. Wow, yeah, you’d need some intense protection from some of Wolverine’s parts! Talk about “programming”! Eeek. I imagine though he’d be an amazingly satisfying and challenging client to work with.
    Hmmm, who else would you brainspot with? I’m biased of course, but Batman would be my first choice.

    Do you think superheroes would keep being superheroes if they healed from trauma?

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      1. Sometimes, I respond to a post without having truly thought it through. From a Self-led place, I realized that what I thought was Firefighter behavior was something that needed to be healed. I believe many Firefighters will continue to do their jobs as Firefighters when their burdens have been released. The need to do the job they were destined to do is still valid and worthwhile.


    1. I’d love to Brainspot Batman and, for that matter, any superhero that came through my door (or onto my telehealth account) for trauma treatment.

      I do think that superheroes would indeed remain superheroes after healing from their trauma. I think they’d be more integrated and happy while continuing to keep to their paths of doing good deeds and fighting evil with their super powers. Perhaps a few would stop altogether, but I certainly think most would not. Those are my thoughts.

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