Spirituality, Religion, & Contemplative Practice
August 14-16, 2022
ONLNE ~ via Zoom
Sunday 8/14 4-8 pm
Monday 8/15 & Tuesday 8/16 ~ 9 am - 5 pm
Eastern US Time Zone
This 2.5. day course explores the multidimensional relationships among Brainspotting and the breadth of religio-spiritual traditions and practices, and the neural correlates of religious, spiritual, and mystical experiences. Through lectures, small group discussion, & individual reflection, and group/individual practice experiences, participants will explore and articulate their own understandings of "spirituality," "religion," "spiritual practice/discipline" and learn about those of others. Students will learn ways to integrate Brainspotting into pre-existing religion-spiritual practices and disciplines. Students will also consider the hypothesis that Brainspotting itself may be a form of religio-spiritual practice, and learn set-ups for engaging Brainspotting as a transformative neuroexperiential and religio-spiritual practice.
Pre-requisite for this training is Phase 1 Brainspotting Training,
by a Brainspotting Trainer approved by Brainspotting Trainings, LLC
Early Registration ~ through July 15, 2022 $595 USD
Regular Registration ~ July 16-31, 2022 $645 USD
Late Registration - August 1, 2022 & later $695 USD
by July 15, 2022~full refund less $50
July 16-31, 2022~1/2 refund less $50
August 1, 2022 & later~no refund
Meet the Trainer: The Rev. Martha S. Jacobi, PhD, LCSW is a Senior Internatinal Brainspotting Trainer and well-known seminar leader, speaker. and writer. With nearly 30 years in clinical practice and over 40 years pastoral experience she specializes in working with survivors of profound trauma, religious/spiritual leaders & caregivers, and in creativity and performance enhancement for artists, performers, and athletes. She is also a Specialty Trainer in using Brainspotting with children & adolescents, and provides humanitarian Brainspotting sessions to those in need. Martha integrates her background as a dancer and musician into her practice and teaching. She is Associate Dean for the Brainspotting Concentration in Behavioral Health at International University for Graduate Studies. A Lutheran pastor, Martha is affiliated with St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, West 46th Street, Manhattan. She is the author of several chapters and articles related to Brainspotting in clinical and theological publications.. Originally from Ann Arbor & Interlochen, Michigan, she now lives and works in New York City.