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Individual Therapy

Living a life you love is a journey that requires ongoing attention and intention. Gaining clarity of personal values, ideals, and dreams is key to living in alignment with your true self. With individual therapy, you will gain the support to overcome personal barriers and build an empowered life of personal purpose.

For some, STIR Psychology utilizes Brainspotting Therapy to reduce unwanted suffering and emotional distress and promote personal growth. Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that identifies, processes, and releases core neurophysiological sources of emotional and body pain, trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, and various other challenging symptoms.

This rapid, highly effective mind/body-centred therapy technique goes beyond cognitive awareness and connects one to the body's innate wisdom to heal itself. Brainspotting locates points in the client's visual field that help access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. 

 

David Grand, Ph.D., discovered Brainspotting in 2003, along with "Where you look affects how you feel." Brain activity, especially in the subcortical brain, organizes itself around that eye position. Brainspotting uses both visual and auditory fields to go deeper into the healing process and release unresolved issues that often create barriers in our lives.  

Common questions about Brainspotting Therapy:

What if I don't have trauma?

We all have experienced trauma in some capacity, from distressing events, adverse childhood experiences, unmet emotional needs, or abuse and neglect.  

Could Brainspotting help me?

Brainspotting is a therapeutic tool for everyone with a variety of issues. If you are new to therapy and are looking for a way to change behaviour patterns, Brainspotting can help resolve the emotional and physical pain that keeps you stuck in those patterns. If you have been in therapy before but feel that your work could go deeper, Brainspotting can take therapy to another level of healing. 

 

If you are uncomfortable with talking about your past traumatic experiences, this modality will enable you to heal without having to tell or retell your story. Lastly, Brainspotting can be used to enhance performance, and creativity, and create regulation in your brain and body.  

What are the results? 

Clients report finding the cause of their conflicts and turning them into growth opportunities. 

For more information and published research, view our Brainspotting resources

What issues can Brainspotting be applied to?

  • Physical and emotional trauma ​

  • Addictions 

  • Anger 

  • Anxiety 

  • ADD/ADHD 

  • Chronic pain conditions 

  • Cravings

  • Creativity enhancement 

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Grief/loss 

  • Lack of confidence 

  • Lack of focus 

  • Life transitions 

  • OCD

  • Performance enhancement

  • Poor sleep 

  • PTSD

  • Recovery from injury and accident

  • Relationship issues 

  • School issues 

  • Stress

  • Sugar Cravings

  • Work issues

  • ...& much more.

Areas of Practice

Individual Therapy

Gain the support to overcome personal barriers and build an empowered life of personal purpose.

Couples Therapy

Building bridges within your relationship and discovering how to move forward in healthy and fulfilling ways.

Couples Intensive Therapy
Relationship Workshops
Relationship Assessment

Bring hope for a solid future, as understandings and agreements are uncovered and created.

Build lasting, healthy relationships through regular and intensive relationship counselling using the Gottman method.

Become a “relationship master” and maintain a lasting and fulfilling relationship through seven research-based principles.