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    • 08/06/2021
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    • 08/08/2021
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    Please register at Clearing Limbic Countertransference August 2021 - Cynthasis

    Description:

    Clearing Limbic Countertransference: Enhancing Attunement is a 3-day Brainspotting Advanced Seminar for Brainspotting professionals to deepen their understanding and have personal experience with clearing limbic countertransference. We will also focus on enhancing their clinical presence. This seminar will be taught through didactic discussions, demonstrations and practicums. Process will include strengthening our experience with the uncertainty principle, staying in the tail of the comet, focused mindfulness, W.A.I.T. (why am I talking) and the no assumptions model.

    This 3-day training will begin with an extensive review of Brainspotting Theory around limbic countertransference and new developments in neuroscience regarding the difference between empathy and compassion. The teaching opportunities are designed to make available the open, integrative, free-form approach of Brainspotting to enhance presence and support clinicians in applying Brainspotting to all diagnostic categories, including Dissociative and Attachment Disorders.

    Attendees will learn neurobiological implications of the differences between empathy and compassion, impacts of secondary exposure to client’s content and have opportunities to clear these neurobiological reactions. Teachings will include developing skills for when the therapist loses attunement, falls out of the tail of the comet and ways to develop and apply expansion model to self-care. Minimum requirement for attendance is Brainspotting Phase 1.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Enhancing therapist’s attunement
    2. Deepening Dual Attunement
    3. Identify and discuss ways of shifting physiological reactions with secondary exposure
    4. Applying expansion model for self-care

    CEUs available after completion of training from R.Cassidy Seminars for $30.
    https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=2040

    • 09/12/2021
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    • 09/14/2021
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    Please register at Brainspotting Phase One Training Southeast - Cynthasis

    Description:

    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, direct, powerful yet focused and containing.

    Brainspotting identifies activated eye positions designated as Brainspots. Located through either one or both eyes, Brainspots are observed from either the “Inside Window” of the clients felt sense and/or the “Outside Window” of the clients’ reflexive responses (i.e., blink, eye twitches or wobbles, pupil dilation, quick breaths, and subtle body shifts).

    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, including highly dissociative clients. Brainspotting is adaptable to almost all areas of specialization.

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

    Click here to learn more about this training.


    Who is this training for?

    Trainings are open to all counselors, psychologists, social workers and others in the healing professions with strong clinical backgrounds, as well as students/interns in the mental health field who are curious and seek to expand their knowledge.

    • 10/01/2021
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    • 10/03/2021
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    Please register at Brainspotting and Parts Work Advanced - Cynthasis

    Description:

    This Brainspotting and Parts Work training is designed for advanced Brainspotting Practitioners to explore how to do explicit parts work while staying in the tail of the comet and working within the Uncertainty Principle.

    Through lecture, live demonstrations and practicums attendees will learn and practice various ways of approaching parts work along a spectrum of working with implicit and explicit parts. Students will leave feeling competent in understanding how parts are worked with in Brainspotting. The focus will be on staying in the tail of the comet.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand how parts form and implications for processing.
    2. Assessing client’s developmental trauma and the need for implicit or explicit parts work.
    3. Understand how to use Brainspotting concepts such as “Uncertainty Principle”, “Dual Attunement Frame”, “Staying in the tail of the comet” while doing parts processing.
    4. Learn methods to work with different ego states.
    • 10/24/2021
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    • 10/26/2021
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    Please register at Brainspotting Phase Two Training October 24-26 - Cynthasis

    Trainers:

    Christine Ranck, PhD, LCSW and Cynthia Schwartzberg, LCSW are Senior Brainspotting Trainers and Supervisors with over 30 years of experience in private practice, Christine in NYC and Cynthia in NYC/Atlanta. Close colleagues of Dr. David Grand, discoverer/developer of Brainspotting, they participate in a monthly consultation group with Dr. Grand. They specialize in working with survivors of profound trauma, and in creativity and performance enhancement for athletes, artists and performers, and are internationally known seminar leaders and speakers.

    Who is this training for?

    This course for Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists and Chemical Dependency CounselorsYour certificate will be available at www.ceuregistration after the course. A link will be provided to register for it. Course Content is at Intermediate Level.

    Description:

    This 3-day Brainspotting Phase Two training is an Intermediate course and will begin with an extensive overview of how to do Brainspotting effectively online in this traumatic time of Covid-19. We will discuss your own Limbic Countertransference during this pandemic and how you can best serve your activated clients. We will review in detail how to do all of the Phase One techniques remotely including: Outside and Inside Window, Gazespotting, and Body Resource Brainspotting.

    Trainees will be introduced to five additional Phase Two techniques that are very important and effective for resourcing your clients deeply. This includes One-Eye Brainspotting, Z-Axis-3 Dimensional Brainspotting using close and far, this includes Convergence Therapy which expands the Z-Axis to activate the vagus nerve through the ocular cardiac reflex. This prevents panic attacks and is very effective in reducing activation. In this era of such existential trauma, we will be presenting two advanced Outside Window techniques including “Rolling Brainspotting” with slow eye tracking stopping briefly on each Brainspot. Advanced techniques will also include combined Inside-Outside Brainspotting where both reflexive responses and the client’s sense of highest activation are used together to find Brainspots.

    Day 3 will be devoted to the second level of the Advanced Resource Model. This will entail combining the resource aspects of One-Eye and Z-Axis Brainspotting. This addresses working with clients with Very Complex PTSD and those outside of the Brainspotting Window of Tolerance.

    Techniques taught with PowerPoint lecture, discussion with Q & A, demonstrations and practicums will be done online. 

    Objectives:

    • Utilize components taught in Brainspotting (Outside and Inside Window and Gazespotting)
    • Utilize Dual Attunement Frame
    • Demonstrate and use One-Eye Brainspotting
    • Demonstrate and use 3 Dimensional Z-Axis and Convergence Therapy
    • Demonstrate and use Rolling Brainspotting
    • Demonstrate and use combined Inside-Outside Brainspotting
    • Demonstrate and use Second Level of the Advanced Resource Model
    • Review the components of Brainspotting
    • Utilize the techniques of “One-Eye Brainspotting,” “Z-Axis,” “Rolling Brainspotting,” “Inside-Outside Brainspotting” and the “Advanced Resource Model of Brainspotting.”
    • Define how Brainspotting can be applied to Trauma, Dissociation, Sports psychology, Somatic conditions
    • Demonstrate the theories and practices of Brainspotting
    • 11/05/2021
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    • 11/07/2021
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    • ONLINE

    Please register at Brainspotting Phase One Hammond Nov. 5-7, 2021 - Cynthasis

    Description:

    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, direct, powerful yet focused and containing.

    Brainspotting identifies activated eye positions designated as Brainspots. Located through either one or both eyes, Brainspots are observed from either the “Inside Window” of the clients felt sense and/or the “Outside Window” of the clients’ reflexive responses (i.e., blink, eye twitches or wobbles, pupil dilation, quick breaths, and subtle body shifts).

    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, including highly dissociative clients. Brainspotting is adaptable to almost all areas of specialization.

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

    Click here to learn more about this training.

    Who is this training for?

    Trainings are open to all counselors, psychologists, social workers and others in the healing professions with strong clinical backgrounds, as well as students/interns in the mental health field who are curious and seek to expand their knowledge. Ideal for students and new graduates.

    • 11/14/2021
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    • 11/16/2021
    • (EST)
    • ONLINE

    Please register at Brainspotting Phase One Training Southeast November - Cynthasis

    Trainers:

    Christine Ranck, PhD, LCSW and Cynthia Schwartzberg, LCSW are Senior Brainspotting Trainers and Supervisors with over 30 years of experience in private practice, Christine in NYC and Cynthia in NYC/Atlanta. Close colleagues of Dr. David Grand, discoverer/developer of Brainspotting, they participate in a monthly consultation group with Dr. Grand. They specialize in working with survivors of profound trauma, and in creativity and performance enhancement for athletes, artists and performers, and are internationally known seminar leaders and speakers.

    Description:

    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, direct, powerful yet focused and containing.

    Brainspotting identifies activated eye positions designated as Brainspots. Located through either one or both eyes, Brainspots are observed from either the “Inside Window” of the clients felt sense and/or the “Outside Window” of the clients’ reflexive responses (i.e., blink, eye twitches or wobbles, pupil dilation, quick breaths, and subtle body shifts).

    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, including highly dissociative clients. Brainspotting is adaptable to almost all areas of specialization.

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

    Click here to learn more about this training.

    Who is this training for?

    Trainings are open to all counselors, psychologists, social workers and others in the healing professions with strong clinical backgrounds, as well as students/interns in the mental health field who are curious and seek to expand their knowledge.

    • 02/24/2022
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    • 02/28/2022
    • (EST)

    Please register at Brainspotting Travel Trip to Mexico - Cynthasis

    Description:

    The exact intensive will be between two towns: Ajijic and Chapala.  Both towns are available for shopping, restaurants and places to stay.  We will provide options and a point person with all logistics upon registration. 

    Seminar Overview:

    The Brainspotting (BSP) Intensive was devised by David Grand, founder and developer of BSP to provide the ultimate learning experience for BSP therapists. The registration is capped at 10 participants and the schedule is five full consecutive days. How would you like to learn and heal in a relaxed, calm environment? Do you like to travel? Brainspotting Travel trips can combine the Brainspotting intensive experience along with travel and relaxation.

    There are ten experientials in the center of the group with each participant being the therapist once and the client once. Cynthia will sit next to the therapist and personally teach by guiding the therapist in the most attuned, technically advanced and innovative BSP process. Afterward, each session is debriefed extensively in the group and this enhances everyone’s learning process. In sum, the Intensive is a master class in developing skills as an advanced clinical BSP therapist. This is also a qualified path to achieving Brainspotting certification provided the Brainspotter has 50 documented Brainspotting sessions.

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