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WAFCA-CE April 18, 2019 Brainspotting 101: A Healing Tool Using the Brain-Body Connection
Best Western Oshkosh Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center
1 North Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Thursday, April 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: WAFCA CE Training

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Brainspotting 101: A Healing Tool Using the Brain-Body Connection

Brainspotting is a powerful, body-brain based relational psychotherapy.  This focused mindfulness treatment method works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of challenging symptoms.

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 clients felt sense and/or the “Outside Window” of the clients’ reflexive responses (i.e., blink, eye twitches or wobbles, pupil dilation, quick breaths and subtle body shifts). Attendees will first learn the phenomenological approach that underpins strategies for Brainspotting, followed by strategies for identifying and processing Brainspots. Brainspotting is adaptable to almost all areas of counseling specialization.

Brainspotting provides therapists with powerful tools which enable their clients to quickly and effectively focus and process through the deep brain sources of many emotional, somatic and performance problems.

Workshop Objectives

Through lecture, live demonstration, and large group experientials participants will learn to:

  • Define the components of Brainspotting
  • Understand the techniques of “Inside window,” “Outside window,” and “Gazespotting”
  • Define how Brainspotting can be applied to Trauma, Dissociation, Sports psychology, Somatic conditions
  • Understand the theories and practices of Brainspotting
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About the Presenter:

Cherie M. Lindberg, LPC, NCC

 is the owner of Get Connected Counseling & Consulting, LLC, has been in the counseling field for more than 20 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Brainspotting Trainer & Consultant. She is also certified in Imago Relationship Therapy and trained in EMDR. Her specialties include performance enhancement, life transitions, personal growth, anxiety disorders, marital therapy, stress management, PTSD, and ego state therapy.

Cherie is also one of the founders of Midwest Brainspotting Institute in 2012.  A nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to grow professional and community knowledge about brain/body relational therapies such as Brainspotting.  The organization believes as human beings we are always evolving, and our thirst for learning will make our lives and the lives of those around us better. Midwest Brainspotting Institutes vision is to heal ourselves, heal our clients, and heal our communities.

In reflecting on my life thus far, I now realize it is my life purpose to support people on this earth in waking up (being conscious, present, and connected). I have been doing this from a very early age. It is very exciting and inspiring to see people heal and become fully alive again. It is a wonderful gift to participate in this deep type of healing.

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Contact: Rachel Kruse: [email protected], 608.257.5939