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Brainspotting Phase 2 Honolulu, Hawai'i:
Attuning to BIPOC Experiences

Pre-requisite Brainspotting Phase 1 - no exceptions
All are Welcome - BIPOC and Non BIPOC

BIPOC: Asian | African American/Black | Latinx | Indigenous/Native | Mixed Race | Southeast Asian | Pacific Islander | Middle Eastern (if believe that you are treated differently and perceived to be a person of color - yes I know it's confusing)

Non BIPOC: Caucasian

Addiction Counselors | Professional Counselors | Social Workers | Psychologists | Marriage and Family Therapists | Psychiatrists | Nurse Practitioners | Occupational Therapists | Executive/Life Coaches | Naturopaths | Acupuncturists 

In Person - Honolulu, Hawai'i or Online via Zoom
November 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2023
Times: 8am to 5pm Hawai'i Time each day
Full attendancee required on ALL days.



John R. Edwards, LCSW

International Brainspotting Trainer & Consultant.

Read John's bio here

Linnea Swanson, PsyD, MA LMFT

International Brainspotting Trainer & Consultant.
Read Linnea's bio


Location: In person Honolulu, Hawai'i or Online via Zoom

45 - Standard

$525 - Pre-independent clinical license individuals (individuals working under supervision to gain their clinical license)

$400 - Student (those enrolled in a masters or doctoral mental health related degree program)

Instructions to obtain the pre-licensed or student rate:
Email John at with your specific request per the instructions below.

The student rate is only available to those who are currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program related to mental health i.e. your degree has not been conferred.

  • the name of your school

  • indicate the type of program e.g. MSW, MS in Counseling, PhD in psychology etc.

  • await a response with instructions on how to proceed.

The pre-independent clinical license rate is only available to those who are working under supervision to become licensed to practice independently i.e. your degree has been conferred.

  • indicate your pre-licensure credentials e.g. AFMT, LCSWA etc.

  • your supervisor's name  - supervised by Jenny Therapist, LMFT etc.

  • await a response with instructions on how to proceed.

Click on the appropriate link below to be taken to the registration page.

This Brainspotting Phase 2 hybrid training centers the experiences of BIPOC professionals and BIPOC clients.

Seminar Overview

This 3-day Brainspotting Phase 2 training will begin with an extensive review of Outside and Inside Window Brainspotting and Gazespotting, with an emphasis on how to clinically interact with clients.

Attendees will be introduced to several important applications. This includes One-Eye Brainspotting including the use of One-Eye goggles. Also taught is 3 Dimensional Brainspotting using the “Z-Axis” of Brainspotting close and far; this includes Vergence Therapy which expands the Z-Axis to activate the vagus nerve through the ocular cardiac reflex.

Additional technical refinements will be presented including “Rolling Brainspotting,” with slow eye tracking stopping briefly on each Brainspot.

Advanced techniques will also include combined Inside-Outside Window Brainspotting where both reflexive responses and client 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.

Seminar Objectives

Through lecture, live demonstration and small group practice participants will learn to do the following:

  • Review components taught in Brainspotting Phase 1 (Outside and Inside Window)

  • Define Frame and Focus Brainspotting Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Demonstrate 3 Dimensional Z-Axis and Vergence Therapy

  • Define and demonstrate Rolling Brainspotting

  • Define and demonstrate One-Eye BrainspottingDefine and demonstrate the 2nd level of the Advanced Resource Model.

Click on the link below to be taken to the registration page.

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers - Hawai’i Chapter (Approval HI62792023-88) for up to 21 Social Work continuing education contact hour(s).

This BIPOC Brainspotting Phase 2 training is approved by Brainspotting Trainings, LLC and David Grand, PhD, Founder and Developer of Brainspotting.  This training meets the Brainspotting Phase 2 requirement needed for certification.

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