For Indigenous Therapists:

Regina has assisted with the BIPOC Brainspotting Trainings for the last few years, and absolutely is honored to support new BIPOC brainspotters.  Due to the limited number of Native American, First Nation, Inuit, Aluit, Yupik, and Pacific Islander clinicians taking Brainspotting training Regina Faridnia, LCSW and fellow Brainspotting trainer, Steve Sawyer, LCSW began offering Brainspotting Phase I & Phase II training that would provide a native/indigenous focused experience while still covering the Phase I & Phase II curriculum.  Therapists who are Indigenous to the Americas and/or Pacific Islands and those who work in Native communities are invited to join us in these training opportunities.  This training allows an opportunity for our community to receive the training in an even more personalized and culturally embracing way.  This training does incorportate a historical and intergenerational trauma focus.  If you are interested in Brainspotting Phase I or Phase II and identify as an Indigenous clinician please reach out to Regina to get on our waitlist for the next training at indigenacounselingandwellness@gmail.com.

Tribal & Reservation Organizations:

A Brainspotting overview is available at to familiarize your organization with this technique and how it resonates and is relevant with regard to our community.  We can also arrange workshops and/or a training in your community in person or virtually.  Historical and intergenerational trauma are addressed in the training in a culturally informed/resonant ways.

  This amazing modality can assist our communities to heal together.  It is a trauma focused approach.  It is a bottom up focused approach meaning that talk is not necessary for the brain and nervous system to heal.  It targets the flight, fight, freeze in our brain and helps the nervous system to move into healthy regulation.  

Specialized trainings available: 

Brainspotting and Native/Indigenous Populations

Healing Trauma and Dissociation in Native/Indigenous Populations

Echoes and Ripples: How Trauma Interfaces with the Past

Why do Somatic Psychotherapies work so well for Indigenous Populations?

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