520 Brainspotting

David Grand • Saturday Afternoon

David GrandSymptoms of unprocessed trauma—including dissociation, numbing, and chronic anxiety—are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy, since the overwhelmed brain is unable to process verbal information about the events. But Brainspotting, a brain-based method of clearing trauma blockage, without their having to talk about it, nurtures clients’ capacity for natural self-healing.

Through observation, a demonstration, and participating in a practicum, you’ll explore how to:

  • Guide clients to follow a “Brainspot”—the eye position in the visual field associated with the activation of trauma
  • Help clients attend to their inner experience as they release emotions that typically are out of consciousness
  • Recognize when a traumatic block has been cleared away and the desired change has been achieved

David Grand, PhD, has trained more than 6,000 therapists in Brainspotting internationally. He’s the author of Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change and Emotional Healing at Warp Speed: The Power of EMDR.

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