Online Brainspotting Phase 1 Training for BIPOC Mental Health and Healthcare Professionals

Addiction Counselors | Professional Counselors | Social Workers | Psychologists | Marriage and Family Therapists | Psychiatrists | Nurse Practitioners | Occupational Therapists | Executive/Life Coaches | Naturopaths | Acupuncturists | Students in a mental health related graduate degree program.

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

Online via Zoom
BIPOC Brainspotting Phase 1 Training
August 20th, 21st 22nd, 2021
7:30am to 4:30pm Pacific Daylight Time each day.
100% attendance required on ALL days.


Requirements and Expectations:

  1. If you are unable to adhere to these requirements please do not register for the training.

  2. 100% attendance is required for each day.  This means it is not acceptable to leave the training for a few hours to go attend another meeting etc and then return to the training. If you are unable to attend 100% each day then do not register for the training.  In case of an emergency, I am happy to provide a prorated refund of registration fee and you can take the training in the future.

  3. I realize we are emerging from a pandemic and sociopolitical issues which have caused strain in many areas to say the least.  However, if you are not able to be fully present for whatever reason(s) please do not register for the training.  This training is highly experiential and REQUIRES your full attention and presence.  The inability to be fully present adversely impacts other attendees during experiential practicums. Opting out of practicums is NOT permitted.

  4. If you become ill during the training and are not able to be fully present I am happy to provide a prorated refund.  Just observing is not permitted.  All aspects of the training must be completed with full participation.

  5. By registering for this training you agree to the requirements and expectations

Do Not Complete the registration form instead:

Email: in the following situations:

  1. To request a payment plan:
    In your request chose either option A or option B
    Option A - 2 payments of $299.50
    Option B - 3 payments of $199.66


  2. Students enrolled in a mental health degree program: $299
    Email to request student rate and include the name of the school and program in which you are currently enrolled.


  3. Canadians and those outside of the USA please email for special registration process.

  4. Limited reduced rates are available to those with a true and demonstrable financial hardship.



This Online Brainspotting Phase 1 training is reserved for BIPOC Mental Health and Healthcare Professionals. This training is approved by Brainspotting Trainings, LLC and meets the Brainspotting Phase 1 requirement towards Brainspotting certification.


Seminar Overview

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 client's felt sense and/or the "Outside Window" of the client's 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 which enable their patients to quickly and effectively focus and process through the deep brain sources of many emotional, somatic and performance problems.


Seminar Objectives

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

Define the components of Brainspotting.

Utilize the techniques of "Inside window", "Outside window" and "Gazespotting".

Define how Brainspotting can be applied to Trauma, Dissociation, Sports psychology, Somatic conditions.


Demonstrate the theories and practices of Brainspotting.

A word about CEs
CE providers do not permit CEs for trainings that are advertised as BIPOC only trainings.  All BIPOC Brainspotting trainings are approved by Brainspotting Trainings, LLC and David Grand, PhD Founder and Developer of Brainspotting.  This training meets the Phase 1 requirement towards becoming a certified Brainspotting Practitioner.


This BIPOC Brainspotting Phase 1 training is approved by Brainspotting Trainings, LLC.