Brainspotting at The Forge School
Brainspotting is used as part of the holistic adjunctive care practiced at The Forge School to get students out of their trauma and into the present. Brainspotting (BSP) is an advanced brain-body-mindfulness-based therapeutic approach that focuses processing in the parts of the brain involved in regulation, where memory and emotion are stored. It specifically addresses the emotions and memories impacting an individual from a part of the brain that can help them feel better and feel more regulated.
Each clinician at The Forge School is professionally trained in brainspotting and is able to implement when deemed clinically necessary. “Brainspotting is about fixed gaze,” says Forge School clinician Brandon Holt, “It is only used in certain situations, and is very effective when practiced.” Due to experiences of overwhelming developmental stress, many of Forge School’s students have not been able to develop secure attachments, which in turn, has affected their core beliefs about the world and whether or not it’s a safe place. When implemented appropriately, brainspotting has proven a very effective treatment modality in helping teens find healing.
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About the Forge School
The Forge School is an emboldened residential treatment center and school developed in response to the neurobiological needs of boys and young men. At The Forge School we combine the immersion of extraordinary outdoor experiences, empathetic and attuned individual and family counseling, and exceptional educational rigor to help build greatness beyond an education. The Forge School also aims to reconnect boys to their bodies through meditation, yoga, mindfulness, fitness, and healthy nutrition.