Brainspotting Phase 1: A 3-Day Training

Led by: David Grand, PhD, Developer of Brainspotting

Thursday, May 23 to
Saturday, May 25, 2019

9:00 am to 6:00 pm
(see agenda for complete details)

“David Grand is one of the most important and effective psychological trauma therapists now practicing, and his development of Brainspotting is a very important leap forward in helping people resolve trauma. Brainspotting is a remarkable, sophisticated, flexible addition to the therapeutic toolkit of any psychotherapist.” Norman Doidge, MD (author of The Brain That Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing)

In this 3-Day Training, you will learn to identify, process and release the deep brain mechanisms of trauma, dissociation and other challenging psycho-emotional symptoms through harnessing eye movement. This training will equip you to apply Brainspotting in clinical settings upon completion.

Brainspotting simultaneously diagnoses and treats by working with activated eye positions called Brainspots. Located through either one or both eyes, Brainspots are observed from either the “Inside Window” of the client’s felt sense and/or the “Outside Window” of the client’s reflexive responses (i.e., blink, eye twitches or wobbles, pupil dilation, quick breaths and subtle body shifts). Students will first learn the phenomenological approach that underpins strategies for Brainspotting, followed by techniques for identifying and processing Brainspots.

Through lecture, live demonstration and small group practice, the emphasis will be on the integration of Brainspotting into ongoing treatment including work with highly dissociative clients. Brainspotting is adaptable to almost all areas of specialization. It will provide you with powerful tools to enable your patients to quickly and effectively focus and process the neurophysiological sources of many emotional, somatic and performance problems.

Participants who complete Phase 1 can begin using Brainspotting right away. For more information about further training, please visit www.brainspotting.com

You will learn —

  • The components of Brainspotting
  • About the Dual Attunement frame which includes relational and neurobiological attunement
  • How to use the techniques of “Inside Window,” “Outside Window,” Gazespotting, and Resource Brainspotting
  • How to apply Brainspotting to trauma, dissociation, sports psychology and other somatic conditions
  • Strategies on how to integrate Brainspotting into your current practice

Full-Time Graduate Student Fee: CAN$495.00* (proof of full-time student status required)

Rate for Attendees of Previous Phase 1/advanced Brainspotting trainings: CAN$495.00* (documentation detailing training name, location and dates required)

*To register at these special rates, please email angela(at)leadingedgeseminars.org appropriate documentation.

Registration fees include purchase of Brainspotting book, CD/downloadable audio file, pointer and Phase 1 manual.

Payment Plans: If you prefer to submit 4 equal monthly credit card payments instead of one lump sum, please send a request to angela(at)leadingedgeseminars.org. You may also request alternative payment schedules.

David Grand  
Introduction
9:00am-9:15am
The Story of Brainspotting
9:15am-10:45am

The Story of Brainspotting. Overview of Brainspotting research studies. How BSP was discovered. Overview of Inside Window, Outside Window, Gazespotting.

Break
10:45-11:00am
What is a Brainspot?
11:00am-12:30pm

What is a Brainspot? What is the BSP Dual Attunement Model? The 2 Models of BSP: Activation Model/Resource Model. Parts of the brain that are activated during BSP/How BSP heals. How BSP makes use of neuroplasticity. How trauma is held in the brain. Brainspotting and the Uncertainty Principle.

Q&A
12:30pm-12:45pm
Lunch break (on your own)
12:45pm-2:00pm
Outside Window Brainspotting
2:00pm-3:00pm

Review of Outside Window. How to locate a Brainspot with Outside Window.

Demo of Outside Window
3:00pm-3:45pm

Trainer does BSP session with volunteer using Outside Window.

Afternoon break
3:45pm - 4:00pm
Practicum
4:00pm-5:30pm

Attendees, in pairs, use Outside Window as therapist and client

Q&A and discussion
5:30pm-6:00pm

Q&A and discussion, de-brief of demo and practicum experiences. Q&A about day’s content and Outside Window.

David Grand  
Inside Window Brainspotting
9:00am-10:45am

More Q&A about previous day’s content, reactions overnight. Review of Outside Window from yesterday. What is Inside Window? How to locate a Brainspot with Inside Window. Review of Dual Attunement Model.

Break
10:45-11:00am
Demo
11:00am-12:00pm

Trainer does BSP session with volunteer using Inside Window

Practicum
12:00pm-1:00pm

Attendees, in pairs, use Inside Window as therapist and client

Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm-2:00pm
Gazespotting
2:00pm-3:00pm

What is Gazespotting? How to locate a Brainspot with Inside Window. Review of Dual Attunement and Uncertainty Principle.

Demo
3:00pm-3:45pm

Trainer does BSO session with volunteer using Gazespottin

Break
3:45pm-4:00pm
Practicum
4:00pm-5:30pm

Attendees, in pairs, use Gazespotting as therapist and client.

Q&A and Discussion
5:30pm-6:00pm

Review of day and debrief of practicum sessions

David Grand  
Brainspotting Resource Model Presentation/Extremely Complex PTSD, DID, severe attachment disorders
9:00am-10:45am

Brainspotting Resource Model Presentation: What is the BSP Resource Model? Homeostasis with the Resource Spot. Simple/Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. Who is outside the BSP Window of Tolerance? Extremely Complex PTSD, DID, severe attachment disorders: The modified, expanded, integrative BSP Resource Model. Focused mindfulness in BSP. Review of set-ups for finding Brainspots. Set-up for Resource Model BSP.

Break
10:45-11:00am
Demo
11:00am-12:00pm

Trainer does BSP session with volunteer using Resource BSP

Q&A
12:00pm-1:00pm

Discussion of BSP Resource Model, debrief of Resource demo

Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm

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Event Detail

May 23, 2019 9:00 am
May 25, 2019 6:00 pm