All Kinds of News for May 10, 2017
Equinox RTC is constantly seeking to remain on the cutting edge of therapeutic and neurologic treatment methodologies and decided to incorporate Brainspotting in our clinical programming. Brainspotting was created in 2003 by David Grand. It is a form of psychotherapy that uses the field of vision to access traumatic memories. This approach is an incredible combination of brain and body-based intervention as it uses the eyes to identify and access “brainspots" while engaging in auditory bilateral stimulation of the brain. Healing takes place at incredible depth and speed.
In his 2013 book, Brainspotting The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change, Grand expresses that the motto of Brainspotting "where you look affects how you will feel." Brainspotting makes use of this natural phenomenon through its use of relevant eye positions. This helps the Brainspotting therapist to locate, focus, process and release a wide range of emotionally and bodily-based conditions.
Equinox Clinical Director Dan Hadley, MA LMFT, notes “Brainspotting is also valuable as a brain-based tool to support the therapy relationship between client and clinician. Brainspotting taps into and harnesses the body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability.” When a brainspot is stimulated, the deep brain reflexively signals the therapist that the source of the problem has been found. Dan Hadley continued, “it can also be used to find and strengthen our natural resources and resilience. Adolescents struggle significantly with the feeling that they are always going to fall short. This increase in resiliency is a significant indicator of positive outcomes for young men.”
Executive Director Kyle Gillett, PhD LMFT, commented, “Brainspotting is a natural way of addressing adolescent trauma issues. It is a flexible approach and quickly addresses the neurological pathways connected to the trauma. It is client led, allowing adolescents to quickly bypass the resistance to treatment. Simultaneously, it helps to develop mindfulness skills naturally, leaving the adolescent with the knowledge that it is possible to heal from trauma.”
Dan Hadley concluded, “I have been a clinician and primary therapist for almost 30 years. This is the first time I have experienced such a natural and non-threatening process to deal so directly and quickly with trauma.”
About Equinox RTCEquinox RTC is a leading residential treatment center for boys ages 14-18. Equinox focuses on Trauma, Loss and Attachment, providing clinically intensive treatment for young men struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, ASD, learning disabilities, and other emotional and behavioral needs. Equinox offers a one-of-a-kind combination of clinically sophisticated support with a whole child approach including adventure therapy, integrated Cross-Fit program, and a whole foods diet. Equinox provides a fully accredited academy, with broad course selections taught by licensed teachers in a college-preparatory environment.