OC CAMFT Presents An Exclusive 3-Hour Webinar: Brainspotting - Trauma Therapy That Works! Presented by Lisa Larson, LMFT

  • Sat, May 30, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 3-Hour Webinar

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OC CAMFT Presents 

an Exclusive 3-Hour Webinar

Brainspotting - Trauma Therapy That Works!

presented by Lisa Larson, LMFT



WHEN:  Saturday, May 30th, 2020  9:00 am – 12:00 pm (PDT)

3 CEU's

COST: 

  • OC CAMFT Licensed Members:  $55.00
  • OC CAMFT Students & Associate (Prelicensed) Members:  $35.00
  • Non-OC CAMFT Members/Guests:  $75.00


Webinar Description 

"Brainspotting" is a powerful, brain-based trauma therapy that accesses the deepest regions of the brain where clients store their traumatic experiences and survival terror. This access to the limbic system and brainstem allows deep transformation to occur. It works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional and body pain, trauma, dissociation, terror, flashbacks, panic, and other challenging symptoms. Symptoms of unprocessed trauma, which include chronic anxiety, insomnia, and numbing, are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy. This is because the brain becomes overwhelmed and is unable to process verbal information about the traumatic events.
"Brainspotting" was voted the most effective trauma treatment by the parents and survivors of the Sandy Hook massacre after a five-year study by the Sandy Hook Foundation comparing over 25 therapeutic modalities. The parents rated it first in its effectiveness in treating the traumatic loss of their young children.

This presentation teaches participants to metrically measure the efficacy of each session with their clients so it is very clear if the client is benefiting from the treatment. It also will help the attendees stay abreast of the most recent brain-based breakthroughs in treating clients with PTSD. This presentation underscores principles of complete non-judgment and compassion for each and every client. It also encourages the therapist to follow the client, rather than lead.

Learning Objectives:

  1. What is a "Brainspot" and how is it able to rapidly calm the neurophysiology of the client?
  2. What are the most common symptoms of clients with unresolved Trauma?
  3. The scientific evidence of the efficacy of Brainspotting.
  4. How Brainspotting was discovered by a top EMDR Trainer, Dr. David Grand
  5. Why Talk Therapy is ineffective in healing the survival terror held in the limbic system (flight or fight) and brain stem (numb/freeze) of our traumatized clients.
  • Outline of the steps involved in a Brainspotting session

  • Questions and answers

  • A live demonstration of Brainspotting


Presenter Bio:  

Lisa Larson has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the past nineteen years. After seven years in private practice doing Solution Focused therapy or "talk therapy," Lisa experienced a traumatic event that transformed the course of her life as well as her therapeutic orientation. Lisa and then her teenage son, just a few weeks later, flat lined, that is, clinically died. They had unrelated allergic reactions and fortunately both have fully recovered. Lisa was acutely traumatized and had a classic case of PTSD. No amount of talk therapy worked. In contrast, after only two sessions of EMDR she was back to being herself.

Lisa was inspired. She sought out and was trained in the most powerful trauma modalities known. She was trained by the founder of EMDR and later trained with the creator of Brainspotting, Dr. David Grand. She immediately recognized the powerful neurophysiological healing access Brainspotting taps into as she saw her severely traumatized clients heal quickly and permanently. She learned that her years as a talk therapist were missing the most crucial piece required to heal those with trauma, the body and the brain. Those with complex trauma and PTSD are enslaved by their own neurophysiology. True healing requires releasing the individual from the trapped body-brain memories that trigger chronic fight/ flight or numb/ freeze responses.

A dream was born in Lisa. She was determined to do something about the unnecessary suffering of the traumatized. She opened Pacific Counseling and Trauma Center in Folsom, CA in 2012 and became a Brainspotting Trainer to teach other therapists how to bring lasting relief to their traumatized clients. She is passionate about teaching Brainspotting and letting the world know that trauma and PTSD are not something you have to live with. Brainspotting makes freedom, peace, and joy possible for even the most severely traumatized.



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