I have heard from KUA that the pandemic physical restrictions guidelines make it impossible for us to hold the trainings scheduled for June in-person. So they will both now be held ONLINE.
The good news is that we may have more attendees this way. Also, I have been training in how to run these online and I am now VERY confident that we will have a great experience. My grateful thanks for those who have helped me learn!
Please forward the new information to colleagues whom you feel may be interested in learning Brainspotting or expanding their Brainspotting skills to assist clients through the non-verbal and felt-sense essence of the current pandemic. We will do a deep dive into Limbic Countertransference as well as global existential crisis, trauma shock, and how to work with clients and ourselves regarding these issues.
I am available for supervision for all attendees post-training and will be scheduling more group supervisions to support skills growth and community building.
Things keep changing and this is my latest update regarding Brainspotting Trainings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have been directed to hold ALL trainings online during this physical distancing time of pandemic.
I recently participated in a training on how to run these trainings online and I was completely skeptical before it started and now I am amazed to say that it works extremely well! So we are going to meet online in June!
And because we still do not know how COVID-19 will play out, we have set a date with Monadnock Family Services in Keene, NH for an in-person training on October 16-18, 2020. This will be a Phase 2 training, replacing the cancelled April one.
The overall desire it to get as many practitioners trained to support clients – and each other – through this pandemic, and then these trained practitioners can support the impact of COVID-19 aftermath, being as the longer it lasts, the more support the population will need. We have added in material regarding Limbic Countertransference, trauma shock, and the global existential crisis we are in, and ways to work with it for our clients as well as for ourselves.
Please forward this information to anyone you may know who is interested in learning Brainspotting in Phase 1 or in expanding their Brainspotting skills with Phase 2.
Note that there is a cancellation fee of $50 per cancelled registration, please be aware. There is so much happening to manage that I cannot offer the full refund anymore.
Please keep calling and sending me your e-mails and let’s keep in touch through this historically unusual time.
As a Brainspotting Trainer it is my responsibility to provide the best training experience for you, therefore please read the following carefully.
The recent global response to the COVID-19 pandemic may seem severe in one light, but smart and careful in another.
The June trainings I have scheduled in Northern New England are still a ways out. The April 24-26 Phase 2 in Keene is still scheduled to run ONLINE at this date.
If we do need to postpone, or if you choose to not attend an online training right now, your registration fee can either be completely refunded, all service charges will be waived, or you can choose to use your registration fee for a future training with me. If you choose to attend a different training with a different trainer, I will refund your registration fee to you.
I sincerely hope that we are able to continue our trainings online and in-person as soon as possible because in light of this pandemic, even more of our population will need support in healing. I believe that Brainspotting is a remarkably effective and creative tool to give clients the speediest route to recovery and balance that I know.
Flier for November 2019 BSP Phase 1 training in Keene, NH (click for PDF)
If you attended this training and want to purchase the 21 CEs available from R. Cassidy for $30, click here.
I am officially announcing the next Northern New England Phase 1 Brainspotting training. We are very gratefully being hosted by Monadnock Family Services in Keene, NH. Dates are November 8-10, 2019.
Early bird registration is available through October 6, 2019. And for VT attendees, I have registered Phase 1 through VSAC Grants program (www.vsac.org) if you would like to see if some or all of your tuition can be covered.
This event is complete; you can no longer register for it.
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!
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.