All Kinds of News for September 11, 2019
Solstice West, a residential treatment center outside of Salt Lake City, continues to be a leader in trauma-focused programming by offering Brainspotting, a therapeutic technique that helps individuals access, process and heal from trauma. Brainspotting connects with the deep brain and allows the team at Solstice West RTC to help students neurobiologically identify, process and work through past traumas. The modality helps students overcome issues that are typically out of conscious reach.
During a brainspotting session, therapists help students move their eyes in ways that enable them to target places of negative emotion. With the help of a pointer, therapists slowly guide the eyes of students across their field of vision to find specific “brainspots”, or eye placements, that activate a traumatic memory or painful emotions. Brainspotting allows therapists to access emotions on a deeper, more impactful level and target physical effects of trauma.
Solstice hosted a three-day training seminar in August for their clinical team to further their understanding and expertise in this technique. “Since the very beginning of our program, the primary focus for Solstice West has been helping girls heal from trauma,” says Julie Sheppard, Director of Business Development at Solstice West. “It was a natural extension in the development of our program to complement our EMDR work with Brainspotting.”
Brain-based therapeutic models like Brainspotting are one of the most sought-after therapy treatments available today. The seminar this August was facilitated by Cynthia Schwartzberg, President of the Southeast Brainspotting Institute, who has over 30 years of therapeutic experience.
“We are really excited to have our entire clinical team trained in Brainspotting,” says Kami Black, MSW, LCSW, Executive Clinical Director at Solstice West. “This is a relatively new and innovative technique that all of our therapists can add to their toolbox to help students work through their trauma.”
Learn more about therapeutic programming at Solstice West RTC by visiting https://solsticertc.com/ or by calling 866-278-3345.
About Solstice West RTC
Solstice West RTC is a residential treatment center in Utah that helps girls ages 14-18 who struggle with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship struggles. In additional to traditional therapy and adventure activities, their accredited academic program emphasizes creative expression and experiential learning. Solstice RTC is dedicated to teaching young women how to incorporate healthy habits into their lives and develop healthy relationships.
Call 866-278-3345 for more information about Solstice RTC or visit https://solsticertc.com.