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)
David Ciucevich enjoys a varied, fulfilling life and career as a musician with a diverse portfolio of talents (multi-instrumentalist, operatic tenor, and musicologist). David had musician’s focal dystonia for 30 years and tried many techniques to resolve it. Working with Ruth Chiles (https://focaldystoniacure.com/) enabled David to finally resolve his dystonia.
David was trained by and mentors with Ruth Chiles in her “Focal Dystonia Cure” process. David completed Brainspotting (BSP) Phase 3 (Dr. David Grand), Phase 2 (Dr. Mark Grixti), Phase 1 (Sue Pinco and Deb Antinori), and other specialized BSP trainings.
David holds a MM in Clarinet Performance and Music History from the University of Northern Colorado. David is also a Certified Hypnotist with the Master Hypnotist Society and the National Guild of Hypnotists.
At Ohio Valley Brainspotting, David Ciucevich works mainly with musicians and athletes online, worldwide, to resolve their dystonia and rediscover the joy of performance (and life). David can be reached at [email protected].
Ruth’s book The Focal Dystonia Cure was released March 31, 2022 and is available for purchase NOW on Amazon.