Healthy Options 3/1/23: Brainspotting

Host/Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-Producer: Petra Hall

Healthy Options: For Well-being & Being Well

This month:

Rhonda Feiman speaks with Kim Austin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, & Brainspotting practitioner. Brainspotting is a brain-based psychotherapy which uses the eyes and the field of vision to treat trauma, anxiety and more.
1. What is Brainspotting & how does it work?
2. What is the difference between Brainspotting and the EMDR eye movement technique?
3. What do we mean by a “brain spot”? What do we mean by one spot being stuck or activated?
4. What is the connection between the eyes and the brain and why is that so important in this technique?
5. When is it appropriate to use this technique?
6. How does Brainspotting help in the treatment of trauma ?
7. How would Brainspotting help with creativity?
8. Why is music used in Brainspotting treatments?
9. Is there a special type of music used?

Kim Austin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified Brainspotting therapist with a private practice based in Atlanta, Georgia & online in Maine & NY. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, having first trained in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which is used as an effective technique to help clients dealing with trauma. She then trained in the modality of Brainspotting, a brain-based psychotherapy which also uses the eyes and the field of vision to identify where a person is holding trauma or negative experiences.

Websites of Interest:
Kim Austin

About the host:
Rhonda Feiman is a nationally-certified, licensed acupuncturist practicing in Belfast, Maine since 1993. She primarily practices Toyohari Japanese acupuncture, using gentle and powerful non-insertion needle techniques, and also utilizes Chinese acupuncture and herbology. In addition, Rhonda is a practitioner of Qi Gong and an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan in the Yang Family tradition.