What is Brainspotting (BSP)?
Brainspotting is a powerful, focused technique discovered by psychologist David Grand, Ph.D. in 2003. Basically, every emotional, physical, and mental state is mapped in your visual field. When you focus on these “spots” in your visual field, it allows your system to successfully identify, process, and release core sources of physical/ emotional pain, trauma, and a variety of other challenging symptoms that are out of reach of the conscious mind. The practitioner aids you in locating these “spots” in the visual field, allowing your system to successfully process them faster than conventional methods. To quote David Grand: “Where you look affects how you feel.”
What is musician’s focal dystonia?
Dystonia is a type of involuntary and undesired muscular contraction or twisting. “Focal” dystonia affects a muscle or group of muscles in a specific part of the body. Musician’s Focal Dystonia is when dystonic symptoms occur while playing a musical instrument or singing. The three common types are: Hand, Embouchure, and Vocal Chord.
Ohio Valley Brainspotting (BSP)
At Ohio Valley Brainspotting, David Ciucevich (a professional musician for over 40 years) has used many techniques to resolve his own musician’s focal dystonia. He has worked with professional musicians enabling them to resolve their dystonia and other performance blocks and rediscover the joy of making music while regenerating healthy fine-motor skills, neural connections, and resolving their dystonia, stage freight, or performance issues.
David has completed Brainspotting Level 1 through Sue Pinco and Deb Antinori and Level 2 through Dr. Mark Grixti. David trained with and is mentored by Ruth Chiles and uses her “Focal Dystonia Cure” (https://focaldystoniacure.com/) method with great success. Ruth’s book The Focal Dystonia Cure was rereleased March 31, 2022 and is available for purchase NOW on Amazon.
David is also a Certified Consulting Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists and the Master Hypnotist Society. His teachers and mentors are Scott McFall and Dr. Vicky Thomas.