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Brainspotting: Where You Look Affects How You Feel
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When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
50 Broadway, Suite 1001
New York, New York  10004
United States
Presenter: Martha Jacobi, LCSW-R, PhD, and Christine Ranck, PhD, LCSW

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Brainspotting is an approach to healing and wellness that accesses the brain-body’s innate self-healing capacities in the context of a neurobiologically and relationally attuned clinical relationship. Brainspotting was discovered in 2003 by Dr. David Grand, a longtime member of NASW-NYC, and is ever-evolving and developing in tandem with relational and neuroscientific theories, and on-going practice wisdom. In Brainspotting, a person’s brain-body activation around an issue is paired with a relevant, orienting eye position, called a Brainspot. Brainspots access neurophysiological systems that hold emotional and/or physical experience in an often wordless, but felt, form of memory. Accessing a Brainspot appears to open these memory “files,” allowing the brain-body system to re-regulate and re-orient, in an adaptive manner, to the present. When this happens, the prior activation eases; the person feels and functions better.


This workshop will teach the core neurobiological theory and practice technique of Brainspotting, at an introductory level. A full demonstration session will allow students to observe the power and efficacy of Brainspotting, in vivo. The demonstration session will be followed by an extended debriefing with Q/A, and experiential exercises. The exercises are designed to prepare students to begin integrating an introductory level of Brainspotting into their practices.


Presenters: Martha Jacobi, LCSW-R, PhD, Susan Pinco, LCSW-R, PhD, and Christine Ranck, PhD, LCSW


Dr. Jacobi is in private practice in Manhattan, and is Program Director for Brainspotting, Somatic, and Creative Arts Therapy at International University for

Graduate Studies. She is also a Lutheran pastor, serving as pastoral associate at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, W 46th Street, Manhattan. She is the author of several chapters in clinical and theological publications.


Dr. Ranck is in private practice in Manhattan. She is co-author of “Ignite the Genius Within: Discover Your Full Potential. She is also a professional singer, performing regularly with an all female trio, “The Janes.”


3 CE Contact Hours



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All refunds are subject to a $20.00 administrative processing fee. Credit cannot be issued toward a future program date or substituted for another workshop. Refund requests typically require 1-2 weeks processing time.

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