Brainspotting is a resource model, with the primary resource being the attuned presence of the therapist. The secondary resource is the deep, focused, accurate access to the subcortical brain accomplished by somatic awareness combined with observing and harnessing visual orienting. The goal of Brainspotting is also the resource of setting and holding a frame that promotes coming out of dysreg- ulation and moving towards self-regulation. This frame expands and strengthens the clients window of tolerance. Clients with severe dissociative and attachment disorders are seen as outside the Brainspotting window of tolerance and of need of additional holding and grounding. This employs both Brainspotting techniques (including the eye contact spot) and integration with other models that address severe developmental trauma.

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