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4/12/24-4/16/24 Brainspotting Intensive

Location: Auburn, CA

9:00 AM-6:00 PM PST each day
Trainer: Regina Faridnia, LCSW

Registration is available below, please complete step 1 (below) and then come back to this page and complete the step 2 (below) the registration/payment link that is appropriate for your date of sign up and/or status.  If you have questions, please email: indigenacounselingandwellness@gmail.com. 

Brainspotting Intensive Registration Link (click here first)

Select and complete/click below for the Step II (payment) after you have completed Step I (registration page):

Regular Registration rate- $2000 (click here second)

If you would like to pay in two payments, please contact Regina to make arrangements.  

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FULL AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS TRAINING

*Note that late registrations may receive materials during or after the training. Alternative options will be provided, if needed. *A payment link is provided after you have completed your registration and can be completed with a Credit or Debit Card.​  Training information will be provided the week of the training.

Trainings are held both in person &/or virtually on Zoom (please check the listing to see which is relevant to your training. Brainspotting Training includes lecture, live demonstration, and dyadic practicums in which participants will have the opportunity to fully experience Brainspotting as a client and practitioner. Due to the highly experiential nature of the training, it is critical that all participants are fully present for the entire training.

Requirements and Expectations:

  1. 100% attendance is required for each day.  This means that you are not able to leave the training for a few hours to go attend another meeting etc. and then return to the training, as the training is experiential and this may leave someone without a dyad partner, and you may miss key info. If you are unable to attend 100% each day, then do not register for the training as opting out of practicums is NOT permitted. All aspects of the training must be completed with full participation.

  2. During Brainspotting Trainings, you will have the opportunity to both witness and practice different live Brainspotting sessions. This teaching is highly experiential, and you may experience activation during the process. I encourage you to engage in meaningful self-care throughout the training and reach out to any of the facilitators for support. Additionally, please remember that the practicums are for practice purposes and while healing may occur, we encourage you to focus on issues that are well within your system's window of tolerance. 

 

Seminar Overview

Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with BioLateral sound, which is deep, direct, powerful yet focused and containing.

Brainspotting identifies activated eye positions designated as 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 strategies for identifying and processing Brainspots. Attention will be given to the utilization and integration of Brainspotting into ongoing treatment, including highly dissociative clients.  Brainspotting is adaptable to almost all areas of specialization. Brainspotting provides therapists with powerful tools which enable their patients to quickly and effectively focus and process through the deep brain sources of many emotional, somatic and performance problems.

 The Brainspotting (BSP) Intensive was devised by David Grand, founder and developer of BSP, to provide the ultimate learning experience for BSP therapists. The registration is capped at 10 participants and the schedule is for five full consecutive days. There are 10 experientials in the center of the group with each participant being therapist once and client once. Regina sits next to the therapist and personally teaches by guiding the therapist in the Brainspotting process. Afterwards, each session is debriefed extensively, enhancing the learning process. In sum, the Intensive is a master class in developing skills as an advanced clinical BSP therapist. Cost: $2000 per person. Can be paid in two payments if needed.  Included: Continental breakfast, snacks, coffee, & tea & certification is included (if not already certified). Extra/not included: Lodging, transportation, lunch, dinner, personal care, extras. This workshop will allow time to process traumas, processing of performance enhancement barriers, and an opportunity to work through negative beliefs about oneself.  There will be opportunities for each participant to observe, practice administering and to receive Brainspotting.  It is also an opportunity to become certified as it covers the 6-hour requirement for consultations for those who are not yet certified in BSP.  Prerequisite: Phase I & Phase II Brainspotting training.

Who should participate in a Brainspotting Intensive?

Addiction Counselors | Community Workers | Social Workers | Psychologists | MFT's | LPC| Psychiatrists| Occupational Therapists | Executive/Life Coaches |Students| Others in the Healing Professions with Strong Clinical Backgrounds

This 5-day Brainspotting Intensive training will begin each day with an extensive review of Phase I & Phase II Brainspotting Setups and Theory.

Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with BioLateral sound, which is deep, direct, powerful yet focused and containing.

Brainspotting identifies activated eye positions designated as 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 review the phenomenological approach that underpins strategies for Brainspotting, followed by strategies for identifying and processing Brainspots. Attention will be given to the utilization and integration of Brainspotting into ongoing treatment, including highly dissociative clients.  Brainspotting is adaptable to almost all areas of specialization. Brainspotting provides therapists with powerful tools which enable their patients to quickly and effectively focus and process through the deep brain sources of many emotional, somatic and performance problems.  


Techniques taught with discussion with Q & A, and neuroexperiential demonstrations.


Seminar Objectives

Through lecture, live supported demonstration (with trainer sitting next to helper/clinican while they work with a client/receiver. Participants will learn to do the following:

  • Review components taught in Brainspotting Phase I & II (Outside Window, Inside Window, Gazespotting, Resource Brainspotting, Inside Outside Window, Rolling, Shades Up/Down, Z-Axis, One Eyed Brainspotting  & Advanced Resource Brainspotting Setup) via observation, debrief and case consult

  • Demonstrate the theory and setups of Brainspotting in a group setting

  • Experience, Demonstrate and observe dyads with Outside Window, Inside Window, Gazespotting, Resource Brainspotting, Rolling Brainspotting, Inside/Outside Window Brainspotting, Shades Up/Down, Z-Axis, One-Eyed Brainspotting & Advanced Resource Brainspotting Techniques/Setups

Brief Instructor Bio: Regina Faridnia, LCSW has over 27 years of experience in the field.  She is the founder of Indigena Counseling & Wellness Center which offers integrative/holistic trauma focused treatment. She has trained with David Grand, founder of Brainspotting.  Regina specializes in first responders, adoption, adolescence, addiction & BIPOC populations.  Full details including an extended bio are available at Indigenacounseling.com

Agenda: Click Here 

Please note:  By signing up for one of our trainings, you are agreeing to the following policies. "1. You will be charged upon confirmation via your credit card through our payment system Stripe. We do not store your credit card information or share your registration information with anyone. 2. Refunds are available less credit card fees up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the class. After that, you will get a refund less $150 to cover supplies and proprietary information. Alternatively, you can transfer up to 3 times without penalty if you notify us before class starts. No-shows will receive only one additional opportunity to take the class and no longer qualify for a refund. 4. Supplies will be mailed to the shipping address provided; it is the buyer's responsibility to enter the correct address or inform us of any change before materials are shipped. 5. CEs are available for an extra fee (please click on CE link to purchase) and must be purchased before the class ends."

Instructions for requesting Accessibility Accommodations: please reach out to Regina: indigenacounselingandwellness@gmail.com and will make every effort to provide accommodations, when possible.  This is also the contact for any questions/concerns.

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