E074: Expand Your Performance and Creativity with Brainspotting (Cindy Smith)

In this episode, you’ll learn more about the Brainspotting modality as we discuss applications such as Performance Expansion, Future Self-Spotting, and Neuro Coaching. 

My guest is Cindy S. Smith, a therapist, Brainspotting consultant, and executive coach. Read more about Cindy and follow the links to her practice below.

Brainspotting is a modality discovered by Dr. David Grand. Please visit www.brainspotting.com to learn more.

The mantras from the episode are as follows:

Mantra #1:  Brainspotting has a Performance Expansion Model that can be used to tap into growth, creativity and peak performance.

Mantra #2:   Brainspotting can be used to identify a “future self”  to envision an optimal life through multi-sensory perception. Double spotting is another technique within the modality that allows for the processing of the transformation between “current self” and “ideal/future self”.

Mantra #3: Neuro-coaching is about working with the nervous system to meet goals and objectives including creativity, overcoming limiting beliefs, and expanding performance.

Mantra #4: Bilateral stimulation works as it activates the parasympathetic nervous system so that we can self-regulate and perhaps even integrate memories.

Mantra #5:  There are “Brainspots” (fixed eye positions that correlate to neurological pathways) all around us. With our brain containing a quadrillion connections, “brainspots” can be considered within a 3-dimensional, 360-degree framework.

More about Cindy J. Smith

Cindy is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in clinical practice providing therapy, licensure/clinical supervision, training, and consultation. She holds an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work, is certified in Organizational Development and Leadership Coaching from Fielding University and holds an ACC credential through the International Coach Federation.

As a certified Brainspotting consultant, she has over a decade of experience in the model, has completed advanced training and provides consultation to other practitioners seeking Brainspotting certification. She developed the bilateral music company, Bodhitree Bilateral, in 2013.

Her clinical practice is focused on adolescents, adults, and families who are dealing with anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviors, chronic pain, trauma, relationship issues, life stage changes, issues associated with having or questioning a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or inter-sexed identity, grief and loss, as well as those who would like to enhance their performance (sports, business or arts) and creativity.





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