608 Brainspotting for Trauma

David GrandDavid Grand • Sunday All Day
Symptoms of unprocessed trauma (dissociation, numbing, chronic anxiety) are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy, since the overwhelmed brain is unable to process verbal information about the events. But research has shown that humans are wired for self-correction, even without thinking or talking about the trauma. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use Brainspotting, a powerful, focused, neurophysiologically-based method that clears the trauma blockage without requiring the client to talk about the disturbing events. You’ll see demonstrations of how to track moving eye positions while clients mindfully attend to their emotional and somatic experiences and then maintain designated eye positions (a “Brainspot”) until they feel an emotional shift and lasting sense of release and inner calm. We’ll discuss how this process, which precisely targets particular neural areas, is effective with panic, OCD, and other anxiety-based conditions, as well as a variety of other presenting issues.

David Grand, Ph.D., is 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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