A space to feel safety, a therapy space
- English (United States)
I held a workshop on Brainspotting which process traumatic memories leading to the maximum healing for clients.
In Brainspotting, therapist needs to pay enough attention to his/her client gently with confidence and this can determine how the session
effective to the client. And this is the focus we took in this workshop to provide mindful practices and information that improve concentration and observational ability.
So we tried to teach how we create safety space in therapy. Clients with deep issues have no place to feel safety because danger he/she feels lurks under the deep brain that hold traumatic memories and wherever he/she goes and whatever he/she does, danger is near waiting for coming up to remind the client how horrible they felt in the past.
One of the roles of therapy is updating clients’ traumatic memories to the ones with less danger with therapist’s understanding that clients cannot ever hide from his/her potential danger. For this, therapists need to create a safety space that helps the client to face at such memories with their volition. With the help of such space, client’s brain works optimally in a way as if it is a “self-actualization”.
Creating this space can be done by working for the brain knowing how human brain tends to work. That is, therapist needs to pay attention to neurological phenomena to activate a client’s brain to regulate his/her subcortical experiences, takes a physiological procedure to focus, and is aware of relational states to produce memory updating.
As far as I know, creating such space cannot be done without practicing Brainspotting. The most important factor in therapy is creating such a space around a client and that is brainspotting and was the focus of the workshop we had this time.