BlueFire Therapists Use Brainspotting to Help Clients Heal from Trauma
Therapists at blueFire Wilderness, a wilderness therapy program for adolescents and teens ages 11-17, use Brainspotting and EMDR to better serve their clients. Brainspotting is a therapeutic approach used to help clients access unprocessed trauma through the visual field.
A “brainspot” is the eye position that correlates with a client’s association of a traumatic experience. Once the brainspot is identified, therapists gradually encourage clients to focus on this area and its connection to the traumatic event. Therapists work with clients to identify and remove the emotional charge of the trauma in order to overcome it.
While blueFire therapists have previously trained in Brainspotting, continued training serves to help therapists expand their knowledge around the modality. BlueFire therapists Jon Worbets, Jake Tucker, and Mark Ellis are all trained in Brainspotting. Their goal is to use this therapeutic approach to better help their clients overcome trauma and find healing. “Brainspotting is a wonderful tool to have for clients,” said blueFire Co-founder and Clinical Director Jon Worbets, MA, LCPC. “It is a highly effective modality that can be implemented into a treatment plan quickly. I am consistently amazed at what can happen in one brainspotting session.”
In addition to Brainspotting, therapists at blueFire use an array of therapeutic tools to help clients heal including CBT, DBT, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, Equine-assisted psychotherapy, and more.
To learn more about blueFire Wilderness, please visit https://bluefirewilderness.com or call (844) 413-1999 for more information.
BlueFire Wilderness is a wilderness therapy program based just outside of Boise, Idaho that offers teens ages 11-17 a comprehensive adventure experience. BlueFire Wilderness combines clinical expertise, academic assessments, and a family systems approach to help teens struggling with emotional, behavioral and social challenges.