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  •  April 22, 2022 - April 24, 2022
     9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the components of Brainspotting
  2. Demonstrate and utilize the core components of Brainspotting:
    • Outside Window
    • Inside Window
    • Gazespotting
    • Resource Model
  1. Define how Brainspotting can be applied to:
    • Trauma
    • Dissociation
    • Somatic Conditions
    • Broad range of Psychological Conditions
  1. Explain the theory and core concepts of Brainspotting includings:
    • Where you look affects how you feel
    • Dual Attunement frame
    • Uncertainty principle
    • WAIT
    • Staying in the “Tail of the Comet”
  1. Discuss limbic countertransference
  2. Summarize the research that supports the hypothezied way in which eye positions activate midbrain activity
  3. Discuss effective ways to apply Brainspotting in various practice settings with various populations 
  4. Provide a supports and collaborative learning environment


Continuing Education:

Please follow your local state guidelines for receiving CE’s for the training. Click here to visit your state’s standards for continuing education to prepare for the training.  A certificate at the end of training will be provided to document attendance and completion which can be submitted for CE’s. 


Location of Training:

Carondelet Center (located in St. Catherine University)

1890 Randolph Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105


Agenda: Time Zone is CST

Day One

9:00-10:00 Welcome and introductions

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:30 Powerpoint presentation

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 OW Demonstration

2:30-3:00 Debrief

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:45 Dyads

4:45-5:00 Debrief in small groups

5:00-6:00 Debrief in large group


Day Two: Time Zone is CST

9:00-9:30 Check in

9:30-10:30 IW Demonstration

10:30-10:45 Debrief

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 IW Dyads

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:45-2:00pm Check in

2:00-3:00 GS Demonstration

3:00-3:15 Debrief

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 GS Dyads

5:00-5:15 Small group debrief

5:15-6:00 Large group debrief


Day Three: Time Zone is CST

9:00-10:00 Check in

10:00-10:30 Powerpoint

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:45 Powerpoint

12:45-1:45 Lunch

1:45-2:45 RM Demonstration

2:45-3:00 Debrief

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:45 RM Dyads

4:45-5:00 Debrief

5:00-6:00 Return to practice discussion 



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Hamptom Inn Suites


Covid policy for training:
We are looking forward to being back in person to train in this wonderful modality. Brainspotting is an amazing technique to help people heal and we love to teach it in person. Due to the pandemic of Covid-19, we strongly encourage everyone to be vaccinated to attend the training. We will do our best to spread things out and keep our areas clean during the training to support health and well-being.  If you are having any active cold or flu like symptoms please contact Jeff Ryan to discuss and evaluate wellness to attend the training at jeffr.accs@gmail.com.


Cancellation policy:
Refunds for registration will be honored up to a week prior to the training. No cancellations are allowed under 7 days prior to the training unless there is an emergency. Please contact Jeff Ryan to discuss any refunds or challenges with attending at jeffr.accs@gmail.com.


Brainspotting trainers:

Jeff Ryan LPC,CSAC  is a Brainspotting (BSP) consultant and trainer from Wisconsin. He is the owner of Advanced Counseling and Consulting Services in Neenah, WI where he provides direct clinical services and consultation. Along with doing Phase 1 and 2 BSP trainings, he has created an advanced BSP training for working with addictions and the Resource Model of Brainspotting.

Steve Sawyer  LCSW,CSAC is a highly expereinced clinician and trainer with a wide span of experience in settings spanning Outpatient, Residential, School and Wilderness therapeutic rhealms. He is the Chief Clinical trainer for Calo Programs group of ten residential treatment settings. He has completed all phase of Brainspotting and is experienced in completing Phase 1 and 2 trainings.