The Department of Psychology hosts public lecture on Interactive Therapy and Brainspotting

By John Sande

Last week, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), Department of Psychology hosted Ing. Natascha Ditha Berger, MSc. for a public lecture on "Integrative Therapy and Brainspotting" Method. Brainspotting is a powerful therapeutic technique that delves into the brain's natural ability to process and heal from trauma, stress, and emotional pain. It's a method that guides individuals to access and process unresolved experiences and emotions that are stuck in the brain.

With Lydia Winda as a volunteer client, as Natascha demonstrated the technique enabling Lydia identify a "brainspot" - a specific point in her visual field that correlates with an emotional or traumatic issue.

As Lydia focused on the spot, she was able to access the deep layers of her subconscious mind, reaching areas where traditional talk therapy might not be as effective. Her brain began processing and released the trapped energy, allowing healing to occur.

Brainspotting process can be intense as it brings up buried emotions, but helps individuals reprocess traumatic experiences, reduce their emotional charge, and foster resilience, ultimately leading to a renewed sense of self and a brighter outlook on life.

In attendance was Ambassador Dr. Christian Fellner, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Kenya, Ambassador Prof. Ruthie Rono, Psychology Faculty - SHSS, Prof. Martin Njoroge, Dean - SHSS, faculty members and students, among others.

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