BSP PHASE 1 COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Apply the dual attunement frame which includes relational and neurobiological attunement
  • Define the components of Brainspotting
  • Utilize the techniques of Inside Window, Outside Window, Gazespotting and Resource Brainspotting.
  • Define how Brainspotting can be applied to Trauma, Dissociation, Sports psychology, Somatic conditions.
  • Identify how Brainspotting can be integrated into every treatment model.
  • Demonstrate the theories and practices of Brainspotting.
  • Describe how the processing in Brainspotting is facilitated by observing sequential internal experience.
  • Attendees can go back to their offices and immediately use BSP with their clients.

BRAINSPOTTING PHASE 1 TRAINING AGENDA

DAY ONE
9:00am-9:15am
Introduction
Trainer introduction, attendees introduce themselves, their work, and why they came to the training.
9:15am-10:45am
The Story of Brainspotting/Powerpoint presentation
Overview of Brainspotting research studies
Overview of Inside Window, Outside Window, Gazespotting
10:45am-11:00am
Break
11:00am-12:30am
Powerpoint presentation
What is a Brainspot?
What is the BSP Dual Attunement Model?
The 2 Models of BSP: Activation Model/Resource Model
Parts of the brain that are activated during BSP/How BSP heals
How BSP makes use of neuroplasticity
How trauma is held in the brain
Brainspotting and the Uncertainty Principle
12:30pm-1:00pm
Q&A
1:00pm-2:00pm
Lunch
2:00pm-3:00pm
Outside Window Brainspotting
Review of Outside Window
How to locate a Brainspot with Outside Window
3:00pm-3:45pm
Demo of Outside Window
Trainer does BSP session with volunteer using Outside Window
3:45pm-4:00pm
Break
4:00pm-5:30pm
Practicum
Attendees, in pairs, use Outside Window as therapist and client
5:30pm-6:00pm
Q&A and Discussion
De-brief of demo and practicum experiencies. Q&A about day’s content and Outside Window
DAY TWO
9:00am-10:45am
Inside Window Brainspotting
More Q&A about previous day’s content, reactions overnight.
Review of Outside Window from yesterday
What is Inside Window?
How to locate a Brainspot with Inside Window
Review of Dual Attunement Model
10:45am-11:00am
Break
11:00am-12:00pm
Demo
Trainer does BSP session with volunteer using Inside Window
12:00pm-1:00pm
Practicum
Attendees, in pairs, use Inside Window as therapist and client
1:00pm-2:00pm
Lunch
2:00pm-3:00pm
Gazespotting
What is Gazespotting
How to locate a Brainspot with Inside Window
Review of Dual Attunement and Uncertainty Principle
3:00pm-3:45pm
Break
4:00pm-5:30pm
Practicum
Attendees, in pairs, use Gazespotting as therapist and client
5:30pm-6:00pm
Q&A and Discussion
Review of day and debrief of practicum sessions
DAY THREE
9:00am-10:45am
Brainspotting Resource Model Powerpoint
What is the BSP Resource Model?
Homeostasis with the Resource Spot
Simple/Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders
Who is outside the BSP Window of Tolerance?
Extremely Complex PTSD, DID, severe attachment disorders
The modified, expanded, integrative BSP Resource Model
Focused mindfulness in BSP
Review of set-ups for finding Brainspots
Set-up for Resource Model BSP
10:45am-11:00am
Break
11:00am-12:00pm
Demo
Trainer does BSP session with volunteer using Resource BSP
12:00pm-1:00pm
Q&A
Discussion of BSP Resource Model, debrief of Resource demo
1:00pm-2:00pm
Lunch
2:00pm-3:45pm
Practicum
Attendees, in pairs, use Resource BSP as therapist and client
3:45pm-4:00pm
Break
4:00pm-5:00pm
Q&A
Debrief and Q&A about Practicums, Resource Model, how to work with those who are outside the window of tolerance.
5:00pm-6:00pm
Review & Discussion
Review of 3 days of learning, review of Inside Window, Outside Window, Gazespotting, and Resource BSP. Review of Dual Attunement and Uncertainty Principle. Q&A about how to use BSP with special populations. Evaluations and goodbyes