E069: Healing Athletes and First Responders through Brainspotting with Jessica Crowley

In this episode, you’ll learn how Brainspotting allows for incredible breakthroughs to peace and peak performance for both athletes (specifically gymnasts) and first responders.  

For more information about Brainspotting, please see www.brainspotting.com. Brainspotting is the work of Dr. David Grand.

What do these populations ( gymnastics and First Responders) have in common? They both train in the context of great risk.

You’ll learn some amazing tips and hear stories of healing from Brainspotting practitioner Jessica Crowley.

The mantras from the episode are as follows:

Mantra #1: Obstacles don’t always result from a first-hand experience; secondary trauma is an important consideration for both peak performance and healing.

Mantra #2:   We are not always aware of the underlying causes of our obstacles/ “stuck” feelings, which leads to….

Mantra #3: The Brainspotting process is not always linear; Brainspotting follows the “uncertainty principle” first proposed by Quantum physicist Heisenberg.

Mantra #4: Whether it is an athlete or a first responder, the “healee” has a very important and active role in the healing process (healing is not the “doing” of the practitioner but is a joint process).

Mantra #5:  In Brainspotting, verbalizing the content is not necessary; the “talking cure” has its place in mental wellness, but you don’t necessarily have to talk to process and heal.

More about Jessica Crowley

         Jessica Crowley is a 24-year police sergeant for the Bartlett Police Department and is a Crisis Intervention Specialist, hostage negotiator and a former member of the Northern Illinois Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team (NICISM).  A graduate from National Louis University, with a Bachelors in Behavioral Science, a Masters in Human Resource Management, Northwestern University’s School of Staff and Command and the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy Managerial and Leadership School,  she is a Certified Professional Coach with an advanced certification in Performance Coaching from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Certified Brainspotting Practitioner and HeartMath Practitioner. 

         Jessica is the owner of Aspire Winning Edge and is a Sports Performance Specialist working with athletes and first responders in the area of trauma, fears, anxiety, goal setting, and injury recovery.  She has recently presented at the ILETSB Women’s Leadership Conference, Heartland Hypnosis Conference, U-46 School Faculty Seminar and Bridging the Gap Conference, as well as coordinating and facilitating the 2018 Mental Health Conference and Providers Fair and is the self-published author of Reinforcing Your Anchor of Greatness.   

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