…and WE DID IT! An in-person private Brainspotting Phase 1 training in New England is in the books.
We were generously hosted by Shortridge Academy in Milton, NH for this first return-to-in-person event in 2 years and 2 months (but who’s counting…?) for me as the trainer. We have now trained ALL of Shortridge’s therapeutic staff as well as a representative from Thetford Academy (in Thetford, VT) and Mondanock Family Services (in Keene, NH).
I am quite giddy to have been able to run an in-person event. I got to tiptoe around and see all of the practicum work, adjust arms, answer questions and whisper into ears as these amazingly talented practitioners learned Brainspotting. There were hugs and handshakes, and of course the best chocolate chip cookies around.
Please join me in welcoming these very talented colleagues to the Brainspotting family.
The Winnipesaukee Lakes Region of New Hampshire is incredibly beautiful! Check out these views!! (Kara’s from the top and Katherine’s from the shore. The ice is almost all out, and yes it was cold.)
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.
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.