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Spirituality, Religion, & Contemplative Practice

August 22 - 24, 2021

ONLNE ~ via Zoom

Sunday 8/22  5-8 pm

Monday 8/23 & Tuesday 8/24 ~ 9 am - 5 pm

Eastern US Time Zone

~CE hours pending~


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/discipling" 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 31, 2021                        $595 USD

        Regular Registration ~ August 1-10, 2021             ​             $645 USD

        Late Registration - Aug. 10, 2021 & later                            $695 USD

Cancellation Policy:

by July 31, 2021~full refund less $50

 Aug. 1-15, 2021~1/2 refund less $50

 Aug. 16 2021 & later~no refund


Meet the Trainer: The Rev. Martha S. Jacobi, PhD, LCSW is a Senior Brainspotting Trainer and internationally known seminar leader, speaker. and writer. With nearly 30 year experience in clinical practice, she specializes in working with survivors of profound trauma and in creativity and performance enhancement for artists, performers, and athletes. She is a Specialty Trainer in using Brainspotting with children & adolescents, and often 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.