Sounds True Presents: Brainspotting
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Sounds True Presents: Brainspotting

Dr. David Grand on a New Brain-Based Method for Healing and Expanding Performance and Creativity
4.4 (133 ratings)
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Fully understand what Brainspotting is, including how to use it to help heal a variety of physical and emotional ailments naturally.
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Requirements
  • All you need to take this course is a computer or device with an Internet connection. You don’t need any prior experience or education.
Description

This course is taught by Dr. David Grand, who’s famous for his creation of Brainspotting, a powerful approach for creating change and healing at the neurological level by focusing on where a person is looking.

You’ll learn how to not only balance, but also enhance, the way the brain functions so that you can enjoy improved mental clarity, performance, relaxation, meditation, studying, and creativity.

Whether you want to learn this method for yourself or you’re a therapist in search of the best ways to encourage healing in your patients, this course will dive deep into Brainspotting and its many benefits.

Learn Brainspotting to Heal Physical and Emotional Ailments

  • Comprehend Brainspotting’s History and Most Effective Applications
  • Learn Brainspotting’s Three Modes: Gazespotting, Inside Window, & Outside Window
  • Use Brainspotting to Harness Neuroplasticity for Natural Healing in Yourself or Your Patients
  • Heal Trauma, Release Mental Blocks, and Maximize Creative and Physical Potential


Tap into the Brain’s Power to Promote Natural Healing

Dr. Grand uses this course to reveal key insights that have allowed him to create a revolutionary therapeutic tool called Brainspotting.

This new method has been making waves in the field of brain-based therapy and psychological health.

Brainspotting combines talk therapy’s benefits with the brain’s power to promote rapid healing. It also focuses on the fact that where you look with your eyes relates directly to what’s going on in your brain.

You’ll move through four sessions that will show you how to harness the brain’s self-scanning system. This will allow you to locate and resolve old traumas, overcome obstacles in physical performance, and unleash creativity.

Contents and Overview

This course starts off with an overview of Brainspotting’s history and application, including how it has been used to treat everyone from athletes and businesspeople, to artists and survivors of disasters.

Dr. Grand will focus on showing you how Brainspotting can be applied to those suffering with mental health problems, particularly trauma. You’ll also learn how it can be applied to anyone who’s hoping to enhance their creative or athletic performance.

You’ll even view live demonstrations of Brainspotting coaching.

This will allow you to really see the immediate benefits and understand how you can apply this technique on yourself or on one of your patients.

To enhance other systems of psychological self-care or therapy, and to help spark effective, rapid change and healing, you’ll also master how to use the brain’s natural scanning system to promote healing naturally.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a thorough understanding of Dr. Grand’s work in Brainspotting, and how this therapy can be used to overcome a variety of physical and emotional ailments.

You will be able to apply Brainspotting techniques to promote healing, particularly if you’re a therapist and you work with patients who have difficulty overcoming traumas or fears.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wishes to help heal others or themselves naturally.
  • Anyone who wants to develop a deeper understanding of the brain’s connection with the body and its ability to heal itself.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 19 Lectures Collapse All 19 Lectures 04:54:31
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What Is Brainspotting?
4 Lectures 01:15:47
What is Brainspotting? (Intro)
00:53

In this session, Dr. Grand presents a complete overview of the Brainspotting technique—what it is, how you use it, and the evidence for its effectiveness. He reveals how he discovered the technique during a remarkable therapy session with a struggling athlete, and explains how he has expanded on that discovery over the years to create a fully-realized therapeutic system that unites brain-based therapy with talk therapy. He concludes by offering some of the most successful ways that you can use Brainspotting in a therapeutic practice for healing trauma and accessing our inner resources.

Preview 26:59

Next, Robert Scaer, famous neurologist and author of 8 Keys to Brain-Body Balance, joins David Grand to discuss the Brainspotting model and to provide more detail about the neurobiological benefits of Brainspotting techniques.

The Neurobiology of Brainspotting
31:48

In this video, David Grand and Robert Scaer address audience questions regarding overall Brainspotting techniques and the neurobiological aspects of the model.

Preview 16:07
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Brainspotting and Trauma
3 Lectures 45:10
Brainspotting and Trauma Intro
00:26

Brainspotting and Trauma
30:52

In this video, David Grand and Nancy address audience questions regarding Brainspotting as applied to cases of trauma, as well as Nancy's experience with the Brainspotting session.

Brainspotting and Trauma: Q&A
13:52
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Brainspotting and Performance
8 Lectures 01:47:52
Brainspotting and Performance Intro
00:29

Brainspotting and Creative Performance
28:36

Creative Performance: Observations and Q&A
14:45

Brainspotting and Sports Trauma: Overview Intro
00:35

Brainspotting and Sports Trauma: Overview
17:16

In this video, David introduces Samantha, a competitive ice skater with a history of sports trauma, prior to beginning their Brainspotting session.

Brainspotting and Sports Performance: Introduction
08:30

David now demonstrates a full Brainspotting section with Samantha, the ice skater, to help her process a recent skating accident that resulted in a concussion and subsequent performance anxiety. During this session, David introduces two-point Brainspotting as well as the technique known as "brain sweeps."

Brainspotting and Sports Trauma: Demonstration
31:12

Brainspotting and Sports Trauma: Q&A
06:29
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Conclusion and Self-Brainspotting Exercise
4 Lectures 01:05:40

In this session, audience members pose their remaining questions to David about Brainspotting techniques that he has demonstrated with trauma, creative performance, and sports performance, as well as applications of the techniques in a variety of scenarios.

Brainspotting Demonstration: Conclusion
40:05

Experiential Exercise: Self-Brainspotting Intro
00:19

Experiential Exercise: Self-Brainspotting
12:43

Final Q&A and Closing Remarks
12:33
About the Instructor
Sounds True
4.7 Average rating
6,999 Reviews
41,601 Students
17 Courses
Publisher of book, audio, and video titles in the fields of self-development, personal growth, and spirituality

Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom. Since starting out as a project with one woman and her tape recorder, we have grown into a multimedia publishing company with more than 80 employees, a library of more than 600 titles featuring some of the leading teachers and visionaries of our time, and an ever-expanding family of customers from across the world. In more than two decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Vision Statement:

Sounds True exists to inspire, support, and serve personal transformation and spiritual awakening.

Sounds True is an independent multimedia publishing company that embraces the world's major spiritual traditions, as well as the arts and humanities, embodied by the leading authors, teachers, and visionary artists of our time. Our approach to publishing is not dependent on a single format or technology—rather, we strive with every title to preserve the essential "living wisdom" of the author, artist, or spiritual teacher. It is our goal to create products that not only provide information to a reader or listener, but that also embody the essential quality of a wisdom transmission between a teacher and a student.

Throughout the years, Sounds True has developed a guiding philosophy that we call "multiple bottom lines." Our dedication to this principle is embodied in our Mission Statement:

The mission of Sounds True is to find teachers and artists who serve as a gateway to spiritual awakening and to produce, publish, and distribute their work with beauty, intelligence, and integrity. We treat our authors, vendors, and partners in the same way we would want to be treated. We work flexibly and efficiently together to create a cooperative, loving environment that honors respectful authenticity and individual growth. We maintain a healthy level of profitability so that we are an independent and sustainable employee-owned organization.

The three essential bottom lines for Sounds True are the integrity of our purpose, the well-being of our people, and the maintaining of healthy profits. All three of these priorities are important in the decisions we make as a company. It is our conviction that each of these bottom lines must be healthy for the company to prosper as a whole.

In our history as a publisher, Sounds True has produced a wide variety of formats in order to fulfill our goal of disseminating spiritual wisdom.

David Grand
4.4 Average rating
133 Reviews
547 Students
1 Course
David Grand, PhD, is a licensed clinical social worker with a private psychotherapy practice in Manhattan. His clients include survivors of traumas such as 9/11, Katrina, and active combat, as well as professional performers, athletes, and business leaders. He is the author of Emotional Healing at Warp Speed, and his media appearances include CNN, NBC, and The New York Times.