…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.)
Please join me in welcoming 20 more Brainspotting Practitioners to our community!
What a 3-day weekend. 20 trainees from coast-to-coast and Canada, 17 assistants (also from coast-to-coast and Canada!) and the amazing Amanda Perez as our pilot. We faced snowstorms and power outages and embraced pets (thank you Lily!) and processing.
The overwhelm and burnout we all face is hopefully smaller and lighter as we move back into our systems and continue to support our communities in navigating these very strange and difficult waters.
The past 3 days were filled with heart and healing as we ushered in a private group Phase 1 Brainspotting training with Pathways to Healing Counseling in the Indianapolis area of Indiana.
Owner, Kristen Boice, generously and lovingly created an opportunity for her whole team to learn Brainspotting together. It was my deep privilege to be their trainer and leader in this journey.
Please join me in welcoming 10 new Brainspotting practitioners to the greater Brainspotting community! (in no particular order): Rachel Hall, Roxie Stone, Liz Howerth, Jason Tarnow, Matthew Stach, Julie Setmeyer, Renee Day, Missy Snyder, Mary Maas and Taylor Ellis. And, well, Renee’s 2 cats provided a remarkable reflection of internal processing!
And as always, this would have been impossible without my great team of support and Assistants. Giant shout-out to Micheal McGee for running the Zoom technology, and to Lucas Brewer, Beverly Fuentes, Christine Genovese, Mehwish Issa, Nikki Batta, Sheryl Wookey, Kim Knowlton-Young, Christina Smalley, Kimberly Ward and Helen Vozinidis. Their generosity of time, again and again, further demonstrates the deep commitment to this model of therapy and to this community. I am ever grateful for you, as are our newly trained colleagues!
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.
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!
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.