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Digital Seminar

An Introduction to Brainspotting

David Grand
3 Hours 50 Minutes
Mar 25, 2017
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Symptoms of unprocessed trauma—including dissociation, numbing, and chronic anxiety—are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy. The reason: the overwhelmed brain is unable to process verbal information about the events. But Brainspotting, a brain-based method for clearing trauma blockage without clients having to talk about it, nurtures the capacity for natural self-healing.



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David Grand, PhD, is the founder and developer of the groundbreaking brain-body based Brainspotting method. Through his Brainspotting Trainings, Inc., he has trained over 8,000 therapists internationally.

Dr. Grand is the author of the acclaimed book, Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change and the co-author of This is Your Brain on Sports. Dr. Grand is in demand as a lecturer on a variety of topics. He has accomplished breakthroughs in performance and creativity with his Brainspotting sports work and Brainspotting acting and singing coaching.

Dr. Grand has been widely featured in the media including The New York Times, NBC national news, The Discovery Channel, CNN, MSNBC, Sports Illustrated and Sirius Radio.

Dr. Grand still finds time for a full-time private psychotherapy and performance practice in Manhattan, NY.

“Brainspotting is a remarkable, sophisticated, flexible addition to the therapeutic toolkit of any psychotherapist.”
Norman Doidge, MD, FRCPC,, Author of The New York Times Bestseller, The Brain That Changes Itself

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: David Grand maintains a private practice. He is the developer of the Brainspotting method. Dr. Grand receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: David Grand has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Illustrate specific eye movements, including wobbles and microsaccades, as well as other facial cues and reflexes that reveal specific “spots” in the brain associated with the activation of trauma
  2. Instruct traumatized clients how to attend to their inner experience as they move through dissociative blocks and maximize a process of self-healing
  3. Explore skills that allow you to pay attention to your interactions with clients while also staying attuned to the internal brain changes reflected in their eye movements
  4. Implement Brainspotting to address a number of issues including anxiety and panic


  • Brainspotting as an Integrated & Relational Model
  • Brainspotting & Eye Positions
  • Newton-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. Survey 
  • Study of the Efficacy of Brainspotting
  • Brainspotting: A Neurobiological Hypothesis
  • Training
Brainspotting Trauma & Dissociation
  • Background Summary of Brainspotting
  • Trauma & Dissociation
  • Identifying Brainspotting
    • Outside Window
    • Inside Window
    • Gaze=spotting
  • What is a Brainspot?
  • What is Interpersonal Neurobiology?
The Brainspotting Model
  • Assessment History
  • The Dual Attunement Frame
  • 2 Models of Brainspotting
    • Activation Model
    • Resource Model
  • Moving Client’s From Dysregulation to Regulation 
    • Regulation Brain Structures & Treatment Sequence
Core Principle & Clinical Application of Brainspotting
  • The Uncertainty Principle
  • Treatment Sequence 
  • Client Psychoeducation
  • Q& A
    • Work with Veterans
    • EMDR vs. Brainspotting
    • EFT vs. Brainspotting
Parts Approach
  • Beginning
  • Activation 
  • Suds
  • Location of Body Activation/Somatic Awareness
  • Eye position
  • Focused mindfulness
  • Return to Beginning/Re-evaluating Suds
Live Demonstration of Brainspotting 

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals

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