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Brainspotting Phase 2 – Online Mountain Time

Seminar Overview

This 3-day Brainspotting Phase 2 training via Zoom will begin with an extensive review of Outside and Inside Window Brainspotting and Gazespotting, with an emphasis on how to clinically interact with clients.

Trainees will be introduced to several important applications. This includes One-Eye Brainspotting including the use of One-Eye goggles. Also taught is 3 Dimensional Brainspotting using the “Z-Axis” of Brainspotting close and far; this includes Vergence Therapy which expands the Z-Axis to activate the vagus nerve through the ocularcardiac reflex.

Additional technical refinements will be presented including “Rolling Brainspotting,” with slow eye tracking stopping briefly on each Brainspot.

Advanced techniques will also include combined Inside-Outside Brainspotting where both reflexive responses and client sense of highest activation are used together to find Brainspots.

Day 3 will be devoted to the second level of the Advanced Resource Model. This will entail combining the resource aspects of One-Eye and Z-Axis Brainspotting. This addresses working with clients with Very Complex PTSD and those outside of the Brainspotting Window of Tolerance.

Techniques taught with PowerPoint lecture, discussion with Q & A, demonstrations and practicums.

Learning Objectives 

Participants of this intermediate level course will be able to:

  • Summarize the research on client-therapist attunement in in-person and online psychotherapy sessions.
  • Set and utilize the dual attunement frame.
  • Explain the way in which bilateral auditory stimulation may enhance processing during Brainspotting.
  • Explain the role of the allocortex and the agranular isocortex in Brainspotting.
  • Describe the oculocardio reflex and its relationship to the vagus nerve of the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Demonstrate a basic mastery of the z-axis and vergence therapy techniques.
  • Explain how the one-eye Brainspotting technique can focus and enhance processing of trauma-related experiences.
  • Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the one-eye Brainspotting technique.
  • Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the rolling Brainspotting technique.
  • Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the advanced outside window Brainspotting technique.
  • Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the advanced resource model of Brainspotting.
  • Demonstrate a basic mastery of the combined inside-outside Brainspotting technique.
  • Demonstrate a basic mastery of the second level advanced resource model of Brainspotting.
  • Assess how specific advanced Brainspotting techniques can be used for complex PTSD and other trauma related conditions.

Trainings are open to all counselors, psychologists, social workers and others in the healing professions with strong clinical backgrounds, as well as students/interns in the mental health field who seek to expand their knowledge.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Training will open at 8:30am on the first day.
Training runs from 9am-5:30pm each day.


Continuing Education Credits

Elevated Life Academy is a Co-sponsor of Melanie Young, PsyD and has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7471. Elevated Life Academy along with Melanie Young, PsyD are responsible for all aspects of the training programs.

Please see CE disclosure for your license and state eligibility.


Evaluations and attendance certificates will be emailed within a week of training completion. If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Cancellation Policy

We understand situations arise. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please contact us at We will provide you with a full refund if you cancel up to 14 days before the event, minus $50 administrative fee. After that, we will provide you with a full credit toward a replacement course, valid for one year.


Apr 12 - 14 2024


9:00 am - 5:30 pm




Melanie K. Young
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