march, 3rd

march, 4th


Brainspotting is a resource model, with the primary resource being the attuned presence of the therapist. The secondary resource is the deep, focused, accurate access to the subcortical brain accomplished by somatic awareness combined with observing and harnessing visual orienting. The goal of Brainspotting is also the resource of setting and holding a frame that promotes coming out of dysreg- ulation and moving towards self-regulation. This frame expands and strengthens the clients window of tolerance. Clients with severe dissociative and attachment disorders are seen as outside the Brainspotting window of tolerance and of need of additional holding and grounding. This employs both Brainspotting techniques (including the eye contact spot) and integration with other models that address severe developmental trauma.


sessions | workshops
Session 01  Brainspotting with children and adolescents: dissolving trauma and discovering joy! Session 02  Brainspotting and imagery: use“Picture Gazing”to balance the SNS-PNS and enhance attunement Session 03  Grounding: a key ingredient to Brainspotting Session 04 Focus and attunement: the power of group Brainspotting
Session 09  Staying in the tail of the comet: the uncertainty principle from particle physics to neurobiology to Brainspotting   practice Session 10 Integrating Brainspotting with imago relationship therapy: creating conscious connection with couples Session 11  Body-centered exercises to support Brainspotting Session 12 Peritraumatic dissociation and Brainspotting as an intervention possibility
Session 13 Indigenous Brainspotting and the seventh generation Session 14 Brainspotting with osteopathic cranial sutural work to integrate the mid-brain with the proprioceptive nervous  system Session 15   Elimination of trauma incident nightmares using Brainspotting Session 16 How to direct and identify processing focuses in Brainspotting in parenting and caregiver work
panel discussion

Session 05

  • Brainspotting with substance abusing clients
  • “Taming Your Crocodile”– A playful way to reduce relapse, by using BSP along with a metaphor for addiction
  • Brainspotting and sustainable weight loss: lifestyle transformation beyond the diet
  • Interventions corporelles et Brainspotting – Brainspotting avec stimulations corporelles intégrées

Session 06 

  • Ego states and multifocal Brainspotting
  • The application of Brainspotting to a male & a female United States freestyle moguls skier’s sports performance
  • Brainspotting Mapping Research

Session 07

  • Use of the BSP in case of urban violence and development of psychotic psychopathology
  • Benefits of Brainspotting in Emergencies and Disaster Care
  • Braincoaching
  • Brainspotting reconnecting life to its fullness

Session 08  

  • Remission and improvement of multiple sclerosis symptoms with the use of Brainspotting
  • Use of Brainspotting in a patient with sleep disorder: a case study
  • Use of Brainspotting in the optimization of nicotine replacement therapy
  • Brainspotting with Blind Patiento

march, 5th


In this conference the relevance of the Presence of the Therapist in Psychotherapy and its influence in promoting the self-healing that happens with Brainspotting will be presented. We will cover how the bonds in early life influence the dynamics of brain biochemistry and how, when there are failures in attachment, it becomes a question of survival. However, the safe bond to a present and affectionate caring figure is a factor of health, growth and healing. The therapist, present andself-empty, provides a framework for relational attunement creating a “support- ive environment” in Winnicott’s terms, which facilitates the client’s brain to enter into its self-healing and transformation mode. This framework creates a “Healing Bubble” in which the capacity of the therapist to be present facilitates the own client’s capacity to be present in his/her experience: it is the compassionate Observer witnessing the I Experience. The main resource par excellence is presence as a healing factor. Some indications are also proposed for the therapist to develop his/her capacity for presence.


sessions | workshops
Session 17  Mindfulness – Based Emotional Processing (MBEP) – an essential tool in the practice of Brainspotting Session 18  Brainspotting in comparative religious and spiritual  perspective Session 19  Working with Brainspotting and Theraplay (with attachment theory) Session 20  Brainspotting and personal mythology – The sacred sex
Session 21 In sync with Brainspotting: the influence of senses, coherence, and HRV on dual attunement

Session 24

Heal in the space between the words: exploring the intersection of Brainspotting, neurobiology, and quantum physics

panel discussions

Session 22/ Sessão 22

  • Hypnosis as a resource for Brainspotting reprocessing
  • Transgerational Transmission of Traumas (TTT) and Brainspotting
  • Brainspotting and magic field
  • Caring for the psychotherapist: restoring the energy between sessions and the end of the day. Looking for our axis Brainspot.

Session 23

  • Brainspotting and shamanism
  • How do I get back to my normal life again? The difficult way of a woman and mother after a sexual trauma
  • Brainspotting and the“God-Spot”

march, 6th


Recent developments in neuroscience have made a more intensive cooperation with psychotherapy possible. Numerous experimental studies cast a new light on psychotherapeutic models and techniques. Aspects such as school specific thera- py techniques have been demonstrated to be less important than was commonly held. In contrast the quality of the therapeutic relationship could be identified as an effective variable in the therapeutic process. However, can neuroscience help with understanding the how and why of the therapeutic relationship and therapeutic processes. In terms of synergetics, the brain can be interpreted as a self-organiz- ing system whose operating mode follows the primate of self regulating action. A central task of the therapeutic relationship lies in the creation of a stable, secure framework, which allows instabilities in the “human system” for constructing new equilibrium conditions. The presentation explained brain functions for regulating and organizing homeostasis, emotion, stress and pain. From the theory of syn- ergetics and the results of psychotherapy research, conditions for the formation of self-organizational processes can be inferred. A better understanding of brain functions can support us in this project.


sessions | workshops
Session 25 Video of a Brainspotting session discussed 18 months later
Conference's closing session