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The dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (DMPFC) and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMPFC) are two areas of the brain that allow for different types of self-awareness. The DMPFC is involved in conceptual self-awareness, thoughts and judgements about yourself. The VMPFC is activated during subjective embodied emotional self-awareness, the present moment felt-sense of your immediate experience. Although these two areas cannot be both online at once, when we allow ourselves to switch back and forth between them we make better decisions that are in our own best interest for a healthy existence. BrainSpotting encourages this switching back and forth and in this way allows our best interests to be integrated into our choices and judgements about ourselves and the world around us.

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