About Brainspotting (BSP)




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Brainspotting (BSP) was discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D.

Over 13,000 therapists have been trained in BSP in over 50 countries, all BSP trainers are trained personally by David Grand:

Brainspotting training is available in all the following countries;

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,  The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, U.S.A., United Kingdom, with several other countries, in the planning stages of hosting a training.

Individual therapists from other countries have travelled from Panama, New Caledonia, and Reunion Island to participate in trainings outside their own countries.

Humanitarian trainings are often held in countries and cities where the participants are in need of pro bono training and support such as; Banda Ache, Indonesia; The Ukraine, EU; Manchester, UK; and India.  Phnom Penh, Cambodia will be receiving a humanitarian training with Australian trainers in 2019.


“Where you look affects how you feel”

                                           Dr David Grand

BSP makes use of this natural phenomenon through its use of relevant eye positions. This helps the BSP therapist to locate, focus, process and release a wide range of emotionally and bodily-based conditions.

BSP is also a brain-based tool to support the therapy relationship. We believe that BSP taps into and harnesses the body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability.

When a “Brainspot” is stimulated, the deep brain appears to reflexively signal the therapist that the source of the problem has been found. BSP can also be used to find and strengthen our natural resources and resilience. BSP is designed as a therapeutic tool that can be integrated into a many of healing modalities. BSP can also be used with performance and creativity enhancement. BSP is even more powerful when used with the enhancement of BioLateral Sound CDs.

Dr Norman Doidge; “David Grand is one of the most important and effective psychological trauma therapists now practicing, and his development of Brainspotting is a very important leap forward in helping people resolve trauma. Brainspotting is a remarkable, sophisticated, flexible addition to the therapeutic toolkit of any psychotherapist.

I know because I use it regularly and find that, combined with the psychoanalytic approaches I normally practice, the results are astonishingly helpful. Using it, one becomes amazed at the extent to which our traumas can be detected in our ordinary facial and eye reflexes and how, by using these windows to inner mental states, many traumas and symptoms can be rapidly relieved. Grand writes clearly, and the cases, dramatic as they are, are not exaggerated.”

Norman Doidge, MD. FRCPC, author of The Brain That Changes Itself

Dr Robert Scaer, “Brainspotting is based on the profound attunement of the therapist with the patient, finding a somatic cue and extinguishing it by down-regulating the amygdala. It isn’t just PNS (Parasympathetic Nervous System) activation that is facilitated, it is homeostasis.”

Robert Scaer, MD, author “The Trauma Spectrum”

Dr Gabor Mate´

“I have personally experienced the benefits of Brainspotting.

Just with one session, I was able to relax the grip of a burdensome perspective and its associated emotions, both of which I had carried a long time”

Dr Gabor Mate´

The founder of BSP, David Grand, Ph.D., talks about Brainspotting in this video:

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