I am very excited to announce the dates are set for the next Northern New England Phase 1 Training. And we are being hosted by the elite Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, NH! What a wonderful location, a spectacularly beautiful time of year to be in New England, and the amazing generosity of KUA offering extremely discounted lodging and meals as an option!
We will also be addressing the particular challenges that both adolescents and young adults face when away from home for what may be the first time, as well as the particular challenges that the front-liners face in being immersed in these emotional rollercoaster settings. Limbic countertransference will be addressed.
If you encounter adolescents or young adults in a school or college/university setting, this is one you don’t want to miss!
I have been accepted as a presenter in this year’s Dismantling Rape Culture Conference at the University of Vermont on April 11, 2019.
I am proud to be a part of the healing aspect of the Conference for those impacted by sexual assaults and violence, introducing Brainspotting trauma healing therapy and educating how the brain receives and responds to threat and trauma. Brainspotting is uniquely suited to assist both the recipients of such assaults in their healing, and equally to assist the front-line caregivers in processing their limbic counter-transference in witnessing with such stories.
Please join me this April 11 at the 14th Annual DRCC at UVM! Bring colleagues and anyone whom may benefit from learning how to heal from these kinds of assaults. Registration opens on March 1, 2019.
Phase 2 is also a 3-day training, being held April 5, 6 and 7, 2019. The fees have gone up a bit in 2019, so early bird is $745, regular registration is $795 and late registration is $845. And CEs are still available from R. Cassidy for an additional fee of $30, paid directly to them.
Phase 2 expands and deepens the base of Brainspotting that was introduced in Phase 1. This 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. Trainees 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 Convergence 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 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.
What a fabulous 3-days we had! A smaller group always ensures a deeper and more intimate training and learning experience. I was honored to work with some astoundingly talented colleagues for this very special training.
Yes, we are doing it again! I am pleased to announce another Brainspotting Phase 1 training this October 26-28, 2018.
We have had such amazing interest and feedback from both the clinical population in the Upper Valley as well as the client population. We now boast 15 practitioners and we are looking to expand that, hopefully doubling the number of trained Brainspotting practitioners by the end of the year!
If you or someone you know is interested in getting trained, please fill out the registration form below.
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I continue to be amazed and humbled by how well both Brainspotting and I have been embraced by this new community I call home. When I arrived, there were no other BSP practitioners except for me. Now, as of May 20, we number 15!!