Humanitarian Brainspotting Phase II
Location: Maui, Hawaii
8:00am - 5:00pm HST
Trainer: Regina Faridnia, LCSW & Steve Sawyer, LCSW
Addiction Counselors | Community Workers | Social Workers | Psychologists | MFT's | LPC| Psychiatrists | Nurse Practitioners | Occupational Therapists | Executive/Life Coaches | Naturopaths | Acupuncturists
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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:
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.
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.
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.
This 3-day Brainspotting Phase 2 training will begin with an extensive review of Outside and Inside Window Brainspotting and Gazespotting, with an emphasis on how to clinically interact with clients.
Attendees will be introduced to several important applications. This includes One-Eye Brainspotting including the use of One-Eye goggles. Also taught is 3 Dimensional Brainspotting using the “Z-Axis” of Brainspotting close and far; this includes Vergence Therapy which expands the Z-Axis to activate the vagus nerve through the ocular cardiac reflex.
Additional technical refinements will be presented including “Rolling Brainspotting,” with slow eye tracking stopping briefly on each Brainspot.
Advanced techniques will also include combined Inside-Outside Window Brainspotting where both reflexive responses and client sense of highest activation are used together to find Brainspots.
Day 3 will be devoted to the second level of the Advanced Resource Model. This will entail combining the resource aspects of One-Eye and Z-Axis Brainspotting. This addresses working with clients with Very Complex PTSD and those outside of the Brainspotting Window of Tolerance.
Techniques taught with PowerPoint lecture, discussion with Q & A, demonstrations and practicums.
Through lecture, live demonstration and small group practice participants will learn to do the following:
Review components taught in Brainspotting Phase 1 (Outside Window, Inside Window, Gazespotting)
Define Frame and Focus Brainspotting Diagnosis and Treatment
Demonstrate 3 Dimensional Z-Axis and Vergence Therapy
Define and demonstrate Rolling Brainspotting
Define and demonstrate One-Eye Brainspotting
Define and demonstrate the 2nd level of the Advanced Resource Model
Define how Brainspotting can be applied to Trauma, Dissociation, Sports psychology, Somatic conditions.
Demonstrate the theories and practices of Brainspotting.
This Brainspotting Phase II training is approved by Brainspotting Trainings, LLC and David Grand, PhD, Founder and Developer of Brainspotting. Participants will receive a Certificate of completion for Phase II.