In this article for Psychotherapy Networker Dr. David Grand explores how traumatic experiences can influence athletic performance, creating blocks and other problems.
David also describes how Brainspotting therapy can be used to assist athletes, drawing from a specific example of a baseball catcher he once worked with. David elegantly describes Brainspotting as “a therapeutic approach I’ve developed over the past 12 years to access the emotional and somatic areas deep in the brain, bypassing the areas of thought and language. Through an integration of EMDR and Somatic Experiencing, it focuses on using eye gaze and body awareness to access and process traumatic memories that may be difficult to bring to consciousness otherwise.”
Read David’s article to learn more about how to apply Brainspotting to sports performance.