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Brainspotting (BSP) Training

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 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, hard swallow, subtle body shifts, etc).


Brainspotting is adaptable to almost all areas of specialization and within cultural context. 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, physical, focus and performance challenges.  Historical, preverbal and generational traumas can be targeted and effectively processed with profound and sustained shifts showing up in the person's life and functioning.

 

Brainspotting Phase I & II trainings:

This training is open to all Providers but is more attuned to historical trauma in a shared space of BIPOC & non-BIPOC community. This is an opportunity to participate together, but with the experience centered around diverse experience and not centered based on majority experience.  

(to register see separate page/date of training on this website for the training that you wish to sign up for)

Links:

10/5/24-10/7/24 (Online/Synchronous) Phase I

1/11/25-1/13/25 (Online/Synchronous)  Brainspotting Phase II

Phase I Learning Objectives

Through lecture, live demonstration and small group practice participants will learn to do the following: 

1. Define the components of Brainspotting.  Utilize "Inside Window," "Gazespotting," and "Resource Brainspotting" setup/Techniques

2. Define how Brainspotting can be applied to Trauma, Dissociation, Sports Psychology, & Somatic Conditions

3. Demonstrate the theories and practices of Brainspotting.

Phase II Learning Objectives

Through lecture, live demonstration and small group practice participants will learn to do the following:

1. Review components taught in Brainspotting (Outside and Inside Window)

2. Define Frame and Focus Brainspotting Diagnosis and Treatment

3. Demonstrate 3 Dimensional Z-Axis and Convergence Therapy

3. Define and demonstrate Rolling Brainspotting, Inside/Outside Window Brainspotting, Shades Up/Down, Z-Axis, One Eyed Brainspotting & Advanced Resource Brainspotting Techniques/Setups

Who should participate in Brainspotting Phase I & II or Echoes & Ripples training?

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

Indigenous/Native Focused Brainspotting Phase I & II Trainings:

(Developed specifically for Native American, First Nation, Yupik, Inuit, Pacific/Caribbean Islander, South & Central American Indigenous communities)

Offered in a Native Counter-Space Environment 
This training is a space advancing beyond a Native Safe Space, to a space of openness, full inclusion of Native experiences with racism, historical and intergenerational trauma, and explores our Na
tive peoples resilience. This counts the same as an other Brainspotting Phase I or Phase II, but has Indigenous culture integratedTraining participants Native Cultural practices will be fully embraced in this training, in addition to all the core concepts of Phase I & II.

Native focused Brainspotting Phase I & Phase II (link to registration)

This is for Native clinicians & those working in Native agencies 

To get on waitlist for next Indigenous/Native Focused Brainspotting Phase I or II training: click here (for Indigenous helpers/clinicians & those who work in Native agencies).

Learning Objectives are the same for Native focused Brainspotting Phase I & Phase II as indicated above under Phase I & Phase II Learning Objectives. 

 

Echoes and Ripples: How Trauma Interfaces with the Past Specialty Training

Recognize and work from a historical and intergenerational trauma informed lens within Brainspotting.  We will explore impacts to different communities that create historical ripples that can show up through generations.  How do we tap into innate knowing and notice where we can tap into ripples from the past?  We will discuss how communities have been impacted (increase knowledge so we know how it may show up) and explore different ways to listen for clues and tap into deeper aspects which indicate links to historical experiences.  New setup for working with autoimmune flare ups will be covered as this can be directly connected to unresolved long-term trauma. 

Link to register for 3-day Echoes & Ripples training:

Click Here for 5/17/24-5/19/24 training in Auburn, CA.

Learning Objectives for Echoes & Ripples training

Through lecture, live demonstration and small group practice participants will learn to:

1.Recognize and work from a historical and intergenerational trauma informed lens within Brainspotting. 2. We will explore impacts to different communities that create historical ripples that can show up through generations.

3. Discuss how communities have been impacted and explore different ways to listen for clues and tap into deeper aspects which indicate links to historical experiences.

4. Develop and practice the skills of how Brainspotting can be applied to historical &
intergenerational trauma and discuss how this relates to our communities.

Looking for a BIPOC attuned training that is open to all?

 Please complete the form below, if interested.  Brainspotting training with Indigena is BIPOC attuned.  A participant does not need to identify as BIPOC for  general Brainpotting Phase I & II trainings (unless it is listed specifically as a BIPOC training); however, we endeavor to hold space with a commitment to reduce the presence and impact of the oppressive micro and macroaggressions that are prevalent in our communities.  These layers do make it difficult to show up, be present and participate actively and it is our endeavor to create a safer space that is more equally centered.  This is an attempt to hold and create space for helpers to be vulnerable and learn in a space that is more sensitive to BIPOC issues and presence within the space, as well as, honoring and welcoming multiple intersectionality's that may not typically be centered in our awareness.  Topics such as colonial narratives, internalized oppression, lateral violence, etc. may be explored as we all learn together, heal together and spend time with one another. 

Trainings are held both In Person or Virtually/Online via 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.There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this training.

Zoom System Requirements For trainings listed as Virtual/Synchronous:

  • Before you download the Zoom application, ensure that your computer or mobile device is capable of running it. Here are the system requirements for using the Zoom Desktop application on Windows, MacOS and Linux.

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth

  • A built in webcam or HD webcam 

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