I am truly honored to be able to share this amazing process with clients and to witness profound personal transformations. For some people, the healing process takes place rapidly, for others, it is more gradual and occurs over a longer period of time.
I offer Brainspotting and psychotherapy through my private practice and through the Thayer Group for Women’s Care, thayermd.com.
HERE IS WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT BRAINSPOTTING WITH SAT TARA (with their permission):
From Monte Atkinson, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist: “In over 25 years as a psychologist and psychotherapist, I have seen many therapeutic ‘innovations’ come and go. With the promise of almost magical potency, they invariably failed to live up to the hype. So with a combination of curiosity and skepticism, and largely out of respect for Sat Tara’s clinical judgment, I was glad to experience the latest ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’: Brainspotting.
“I was completely unprepared for the genuine power of this technique. In only one session, Sat Tara guided me through a process that accessed a level of emotional, psychological experience that eludes verbal description, but that rang true and deep. Certainly the power of this experience was also a testament to Sat Tara’s sensitivity and skill and I felt truly changed by the experience.”
From Fran I. Hamilton, M.D.: “Sat Tara Kaur Khalsa offers a compassionate, skillful therapy for patients in our community. Brainspotting is an effective modality that she has integrated in her work with clients who can benefit from balancing their central nervous system. Chronic fatigue, pain, trauma, and many other medical conditions respond positively to the release of sympathetic overdrive and strengthening the parasympathetic system.”
From divorce client, Sally Handy: ”I remember driving home after my first visit with you. I was full of fear, anxiety and sadness. I drove home with the windows open and the sunlight beaming in. A shift had taken place. You became my divorce doula that day, helping me to rebirth myself. So many amazing and long-lasting shifts took place within me as a result of your wisdom, guidance and support. The work we did together healed patterns and belief systems that had been imprisoning me for so long. You brought me, time and time again, into a place of higher consciousness.”
From Shauna Ries, MSW, President of Mediators without Borders: ”Cancer. When I first received the positive biopsy results of cancer on the back of my scalp from my doctor, I was shaken to my core. After my Brainspotting sessions with Sat Tara Kaur Khalsa; I found myself able to face the surgery to remove the cancer with a sense of strength and focus. This allowed me to send all of my internal healing energy on both listening to the message the cancer had spotlighted for me (linking productivity with love), and revising my life where love is love for its own sake. The message to: “stop pushing and just be in the moment“ came through very clear through our sessions. We even had a dove visit the window during one session.
“Sat Tara’s Brainspotting techniques enabled me to create an internal support system, empowering me to face the worst of what could be, and create a sanctuary for healing. This held and dissipated the trauma, and I returned again and again. It has only been two weeks since my surgery and I feel stronger and more integrated than before the diagnosis. My life has transformed to a higher quality and deeper meaning. Thank you, Sat Tara. Love and Blessings to you and your work.”
From a recent client: “I’ve had a scream inside my head for 54 years beginning with being sexually abused at age 5. After gentle work in one Brainspotting session, the scream is finally silenced. It’s a miracle!”
“From a recent client: I can’t tell you how much better I am doing. It is amazing!!! I don’t experience much anxiety, all my negative thoughts are gone, and I feel really happy. I have also found ways to cope with my stress and have been focusing much of my attention on self-care. I feel so incredibly grateful to have had you as a therapist during such a hard and scary time.”
From Bernice German, business owner: ”I started in therapy (Brainspotting) with Sat Tara about a year ago. I now feel as calm as I have ever felt in my life. Issues got resolved so effectively that our work helped release other problems that I didn’t even work directly on. It was amazingly helpful to be able to incorporate my spiritual beliefs. I came into therapy with a high state of anxiety… about at a level of 8 on a 0 – 10 scale… and now my stress level is at a 2 or 3 while I am in the middle of launching a business. The process worked so quickly that I had time to do other things, like take my professional life to a whole new level. Amazing progress! I’m a raving fan!”
From a recent client: “Huge spiritual growth….”
From Rebecca Feldman, Kundalini Yoga teacher: “The Brainspotting work creates a sweet place within me to work with and progress through the past. In the days following a session with Sat Tara, I continue to process the work on all levels of my being. This has a direct effect on my present moment. I feel an enhanced sense of making healthy choices along with an acute sense of timing in my daily affairs. I am unfolding through this process. I am grateful. Thank you so very much, Sat Tara!”
From Lila Rosenthal, M.D.: “Sat Tara is a skilled clinician with a generous spirit, a rare combination in today’s health care environment. Her breadth of techniques for helping patients together with her unassuming manner make her an excellent choice for anyone seeking assistance with a broad range of mental/behavioral health issues.”
From a recent client: “It felt like cranial sacral work from the inside. Everything feels realligned.”
From a recent client: “Amazing shifts….”
From Pam Chandler, Nurse Practitioner: “It gives me pleasure to be able to write a comment about my recent brain-spotting session with Sat Tara Kaur Khalsa. I have known Sat Tara for many years and I deeply respect her work as a mediator, so I felt very comfortable embarking on this new (for me) technique with her as my guide. I was working on coming to terms with the death of a loved one under very traumatic circumstances so it was important to me to feel safe. I had already undergone EMDR and hypnosis, but was still experiencing anxiety and a sense of despair.
Sat Tara’s calm and balanced demeanor together with the lovely space in her home where she does the sessions provided a completely secure cocoon for me as we embarked on the work together. I knew very little about brain spotting before we started and still don’t fully understand it (something I don’t feel is necessary), but she gave me just enough of an overview to begin. During the session I was somehow drawn to close my eyes and follow an inner journey, and she completely went with this, rather than feeling the need to super-impose a set structure on how our session evolved. For that reason, my own experience might have been a bit different than a more typical session, but I was able to experience a deep sense of calm and was grateful not to be pushed into a particular direction. I think it takes a great deal of empathy and flexibility to be able to adapt when using a particular technique, as she did with me.
Following our session together, I definitely noticed a reduction in the pervasive anxiety that had been my reality for weeks. I think it was the perfect addition to the work I had already done, and over time I realized that I had come to a place of resolution in my grief process. I would highly encourage anyone who has unresolved issues or is working through trauma to enlist Sat Tara’s support and try one or more sessions of brain spotting with her.” Pam Chandler, Nurse Practitioner
“Since our Brainspotting session, I have experienced more clarity in my thinking about my current situation and more creativity in the directions that are available to me, and the peaceful feeling that I arrived at in the session has not left me. Looking back, I would say that the Brainspotting experience facilitated an emotional release that allowed me access to a wider range of thinking than I had been stuck in. Thank you for your gentle approach and clinical expertise.” Licensed Psychologist
“Since our session, I notice that I’m presenting myself to others in a more confident way. I think it felt so easy that I didn’t notice it was different. But today, I noticed that the words coming out of mouth were exactly what I wanted to say (no editing). Normally in these situations I would choose my words carefully and prepare for the worst (tightening muscles, shallow breath) in terms of a confrontation. This feels liberating.” Erin Livers, Nutrition Therapist
“I just had a session called Brainspotting that felt beautiful and safe. I could choose how deep I wanted to go. This session helped me feel stronger, more grounded, less fearful and more confident in my ability to face what I need to face. At times I felt a whole wave of grief, sadness and loss and yet at the same time I also felt the joy of life and the feeling of life all around me and in me. This brought me to a balanced and peaceful place. Sat Tara is a real gift in my life”. Dorothy Rupert, former Colorado State Senator
“You have a true gift!! The container that you created was very safe and healing, while at the same time very spontaneous, organic, in the flow and not structured. That was reassuring to me and it felt peaceful. I felt I was not trying to fit into anything, and didn’t have to do much. The process itself was amazing, I really felt my brain re-patterning and balancing itself physiologically. I felt it working psychologically in the way the trigger softened….. I couldn’t even get myself to get uptight about it anymore. You offered a container of wisdom and safety so that I could step back from my story and let my brain heal itself. It was like “defragging” my brain computer, the stuff I needed was put into a nice order in my brain and the stuff I didn’t need left. It was like a “brain cleanse” where the old stagnant stuff was released, all without effort.” Shanti Medina
“I have a long history of doing trauma work such as somatic experiencing and EMDR, both as a therapist and a client. What I particularly liked about Brainspotting was its clean technique. Simple but deep. Sat Tara made me feel very comfortable as she created a safe and nonjudgmental container. I totally trusted her competence which allowed me to immerse myself in the experience. She cautioned me as to not to expect a miracle, but to expect some movement to happen…which is exactly what I experienced. My focus was on writer’s block, so in time I will have a better sense of the outcome, but I definitely feel that something shifted inside me that will help me write more effortlessly. I am definitely going to pursue this modality. It feels very open and potent.” JC
“Before my first session with Sat Tara introducing me to Brain Spotting, I was a bit apprehensive of what might happen and if it would be useful to me. I was pleasantly surprised. The process had a very gentle way of helping me focus on what was most important to me without more disclosure than I felt comfortable with in a first session. Without having to know my issue, Sat Tara guided me through a gentle process that helped me to identify obstacles and seemingly change the neural networks in my brain around how I saw the obstacle. It created new neural networks. I could feel the difference between the old and new pathways. I don’t need to think about the change we worked on because my brain can come up with something better than anything my conscious mind could. It was amazing to me how this gentle process left me feeling confident about what previously had seemed like an obstacle.” Jeff Jones
“The process provided a very deep, accelerated immersion in the realm of meditative clarity. Visual phenomena became blurred around the edges of my single-pointed focus upon the “brainspot”. This allowed me to experience a letting go of thoughts and emotions which facilitated a warm sensation of trust and comfort to flood into my awareness. Not unlike a naturally induced, delightful magical mystery tour.” Bud Wilson
“The true test of accepting prosperity into my life hasn’t come yet (i.e. ease of money flow) but I certainly feel as though a block has been released to allow that test to even happen. So thanks! I really liked the process…. Powerful!” Becca Haydon
“In some weird way it brings out stuff because it doesn’t have to do with talking. I liked the music because you could hear it going from one ear to the other. I got something out of it without sobbing or screaming…which would have been embarrassing.” CH (13)
“I don’t know how to put it into words….a deeper look inside myself and how to deal with my situation in a better way.” Alex Hunker (22)
“Sat Tara helped me step over a difficult area with ease. The method is so non-invasive that it heightened my own responsiveness.” Jude Blitz