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Brainspotting Training, Christchurch, 21–23 September

21 - 23 September 2017

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Brainspotting Australia Pacific provides professional training to mental health professionals in Brainspotting®,  a 21st century therapy. This one of the increasing number of brain-based therapies, that go beyond the mind to gain direct access to the brain. It is hypothesised that Brainspotting accesses the sub-cortical brain directly through the visual field. It is based on the work of David Grand, who discovered this way of working in 2003. 

Phase One Seminar Overview

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 challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with BioLateral sound, which is deep, focused and containing. 

Brainspotting identifies activated eye positions designated as Brainspots.  Students will first learn the phenomenological approach that underpins strategies for Brainspotting, followed by strategies for identifying and processing Brainspots. Attention will be given to the utilization and integration of Brainspotting into ongoing treatment which is adaptable to almost all areas of specialization. 

Brainspotting provides therapists with powerful tools which enable their clients to quickly and effectively focus and process through the deep brain sources of many emotional, somatic and performance problems. 

Seminar Objectives

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

  • Define the components of Brainspotting
  • Utilize the techniques of “Inside window”, “Outside window”, “Gazespotting” and “Resource Brainspotting
  • Define how Brainspotting can be applied to Trauma, Dissociation, Sports psychology, Somatic conditions
  • Demonstrate the theories and practices of Brainspotting

The Trainers –

1. Dr. Roby Abeles is a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner, Brainspotting International Trainer, and a co-founder of Brainspotting Australia Pacific. She is a co-presenter of Brainspotting (BSP) Trainings Phases 1 & 2 in the Australia Pacific region and has been trained by Dr David Grand, the developer of Brainspotting. She has been using Brainspotting successfully since 2004 and has brought David to Australia to train other practitioners. Roby is also a trauma and addiction revolutionist. She provides integrated, BrainBody Relational therapy to her clients and has been a trauma and addiction therapist for 30 years. She is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and an EMDR Practitioner

2.    Salene Souza is a Brainspotting International Trainer, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, EMDR Consultant a parenting coach and child therapist. She has developed creative ways to use BSP with children and families, and has presented her work in Australia and at the 1st International Brainspotting Conference in Brazil in March, 2016 

Weblinks

http://www.brainspottingaustraliapacific.com.au/

http://www.brainspottingaustraliapacific.com.au/phase-ii/ 

Irene Paton is hosting this training in NZ and has attended Phase 1 with Roby and another Brainspotting training in Sydney working with Dissociation. She found BSP to be very helpful to clients and the training with Roby to be worthwhile and valuable.

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There are limited spaces available in this training.  If you are interested, please email Irene  at irene@perspectives.net.nz.  Even if you live outside Christchurch, please indicate your interest because if there are sufficient participants, training will be held in other parts of NZ in 2018