Dear Psychotherapist Colleagues,
As the name suggests, Brainspotting is a brain-based therapeutic modality which is a powerful add-on to our clinical tool kit. Brainspotting engages both the body and the psyche. In fact, it mends the gap between both. It is an elegant modality which allows direct access to the subcortical brain where traumatic memories are stored. Brainspotting empowers the brain and mind to process unresolved traumatic material in an organic manner. It can be used in a wide-range of clinical presentations: trauma work, relational challenges, anxiety, addiction, artistic or athletic performance, etc.
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A few words about our awesome teacher, Dr. PIe Frey. Pie was trained in Brainspotting in 2006 by David Grand himself, the creator and developer of Brainspotting. Pie is the Senior US and Canadian Trainer. She assists Dr. Grand in many of his training workshops and intensives. Pie has trained thousands of Brainspotting therapists all over the United States and Canada in both Phase 1 and Phase 2 since 2009. Her refined attunement skills make her an incredible clinician and teacher. Pie also facilitates Brainspotting groups and individual consultations. Dr. Frey is the founder and President of the Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute in Boulder, Colorado, a nonprofit dedicated to educating the community about Brainspotting.
If you are working with people struggling with substance and/or behavioral addictions, stay tuned! Brainspotting Trainers, Dr. Roby Abeles and Jeff Ryan, LPC, CSAC are offering a 3 day BSP & Addiction workshop in Los Angeles on July 12 – 14, 2019. Brainspotting level 1 is a requirement to assist to this specialized and empowering training. Topics covered will include: an overview of the ACE Study, neuroscience of addictive processes, addictive processes as attempts for secure attachment and nervous system regulation, BPS case conceptualization, etc.