Within The Mind’s Eye: An Interview with Dr. David Grand

by Brooke Leigh Sheldon

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The Moments Count Journal interviews Dr. David Grand, psychotherapist, author, film maker, producer, and inventor of a revolutionary technique for healing trauma – at light speed.

Please feel free to download as many copies of this interview as you wish. If you or anyone you know needs this assistance, please provide them with a copy of this interview or with a link to this interview on our website.

To find a trained Brainspotting therapist in your area visit the International Brainspotting Directory.

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Focusing on a “target image” associated with a traumatic memory, the client is led through a step-by-step process of recalling scenes, emotions and physical sensations while receiving “bilateral stimulation” through guided eye movements, alternating sounds in headphones or alternately receiving squeezes, massaging rubs or taps on the left and right sides of the body. According to Grand, one-time traumas (car accidents, bombings, hurricanes) can be released in one session, even in a few minutes, while deeper disturbances (repeated child abuse, war experiences) may take longer and may involve additional methods of therapy. He provides compelling anecdotal evidence of EMDR’s effectiveness with train engineers traumatized by suicides and accidents on the tracks; survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing and Florida’s Hurricane Andrew; mothers of slain children in Brooklyn; residents of Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Israel and the occupied territories; survivors of child abuse; and professional actors and athletes.

Additional Works by Dr. David Grand

I Witness: A play based on personal stories from the 9-11 disaster.

Come Hell or High Water (see trailer below) Documentary of BrainSpotting Healing of trauma victims of Hurricane Katrina.  CHHW is currently playing at film festivals around the world.

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{ 7 comments }

Brooke Leigh Sheldon January 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Glad you discovered Brainspotting, Gina! It is as amazing as it sounds!! Enjoy! If you’d like any additional information please let me know!

Gina Meras November 8, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I love your recommendations on these books. Ilike to order Emotional Healing and learn more about the musical therapy process.

Best,

Gina

Brooke Leigh Sheldon August 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Susan, so very glad to read that you are on the mend. Thank you for your thoughtful review and commending words about The Moments Count Journal.
Without hesitation, I highly recommend Brainspotting as a fast-acting, powerful and effective treatment for PTSD and many others concerns and issues. Additionally, it is a powerful tool for performance enhancement and goal optimization, which is very much the way I use it in my consulting practice. To find a practitioner in your area here is a directory of certified Brainspotting professionals. You can sort this by country and state. http://lisaschwarz.com/brainspotting-directory/

And, please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions or are interested in more information.

Susan Leigh Lovett August 24, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Dear Brooke—

Thank you for an incredible online journal—first look today in 6 weeks—very ill.
I am on the mend now–another lesson in patience.

There are no coincidences—today when I again opened Moments Count—-there is the fascinating information, etc to track down all info on brain spotting—and especially PTSD.

So thank you again Dear Brooke for more wonderful thoughts and words+++++

Susan

Teresa February 23, 2011 at 11:50 am

I’ve already submit/surrendered myself to two sessions of Brainspotting and all I must say is that I wish the 3rd one was tomorrow.
It really is powerful and amazing.
I BELIEVE I’ll get my freedom back and soon.
Thanks, David! From the bottom of my heart!

Brooke Leigh Sheldon September 23, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Wonderful!!! You will be further captivated by this powerful technique and the changes it will create in your inner landscape. Thanks for your wonderful words!!

Nanci Andersen June 26, 2010 at 8:05 am

Wow, this has got to be the most captivating 23 minutes that I have heard in a long time, what a wonderful therepy, I am definately going to try this for two people in my family!!

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