Brainspotting Phase One Training

Brainspotting™ is a neuroscience-informed, mind & body treatment which works with the brain’s natural healing mechanisms, using specific eye positions and focused mindfulness. Brainspotting gains direct access to the sub-cortical part of the brain to locate, focus, process and release a wide range of emotional and bodily-based conditions of trauma.

Brainspotting is highly relational, brain/body inclusive modality, which frees the therapist from the constraints of protocol, questionnaire or script driven modalities, thus allowing a deeper relational connection and attunement with their client. Brainspotting acknowledges the client as the expert on their own healing process, and the therapist as the empathic, supportive witness on that journey. Brainspotting makes use of this natural phenomenon through its use of relevant eye positions. 

Where you look affects how you feel.

David Grand ~ Developer of Brainspotting

Trauma is held in the brain and the body, so we have to be able to access both for full resolution of the trauma event to occur. Brainspotting does that. In Brainspotting, the client, (or the client and therapist together), find an eye position that correlates to the unprocessed “trauma event” in the brain/body and as this eye position is held by the client, it naturally and quickly opens the client’s access to their brain’s self-healing capacity which then begins to process any unprocessed fragments of the trauma event.

Brainspotting can be beautifully integrated into a clinicians practice whether that be CBT, EMDR, IFS, SE, Narrative, Sandtray therapy and more.

Phase 1 Training Objectives

Through lecture, live demonstration and small group practice participants will learn to do the following:

  • Define the components of Brainspotting
  • Utilize the techniques of “Inside window” and “Outside window”
  • Define how Brainspotting can be applied to Trauma, Dissociation, Sports psychology, Somatic conditions
  • Demonstrate the theories and practices of Brainspotting


Australia Counselling interviews Roby Abeles about Brainspotting and how it helps people overcome trauma and many other psychological issues.


(applies to tickets bought before 30th September)
(applies to tickets bought before 25th October)

Dates of the 4-day training



Club Charlestown
5 Lincoln St, Charlestown


COVID Cancellations

If this event is cancelled by the organiser or the venue each participant will be given 100% refund. Similarly, if you are impacted by COVID restrictions on an individual level you will receive 100% refund.



Dr Roby Abeles


Co-founder, Presenter and International Trainer of Brainspotting.

Dr Roby Abeles has been a trauma and addiction therapist for over 35 years. She has a Doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology, a double Masters degree in Applied Psychology and Spiritual Psychology and a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling.

Dr Abeles is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) a Narrative Therapist, is trained in Ego State Therapy, EMDR (Approved Consultant) and Interpersonal Neurobiology (and a supervisee of Dr Dan Siegel in 1999/2000) among others.   She was trained in Brainspotting by Dr David Grand in 2004.

Dr Abeles is in high demand training therapists all over the world, in her revolutionary work using Brainspotting to stop addiction relapse using her Trademarked Brainspotting Crocodile Set Ups.

Dr Abeles most recent development is Brainspotting and The Hero’s Journey for transforming Adversity into Heroism using a Multi-Focal Brainspotting Set Up, which she teaches world-wide and now online.

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.

– Dr Norman Doidge

Noula Diamantopoulos


Trainer for Brainspotting AustralAsia Pacific

Noula is a trauma informed & trauma sensitive psychotherapist interweaving mind/body psychology and creative processes to support and rebuild mental health.  She is currently in training for Somatic Experiencing (SE), and  fully trained in Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR, full member EMDRAA), and certified in Brainspotting (BSP Certified Consultant) and is a BSP Trainer and is trained in Heart Math Trauma Sensitive therapy. She has trained and continues to be trained by Frank Corrigan in Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) and is certified in HeartMath - The Resilient Heart.  

Brainspotting Australia

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