About the Author

David Grand

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...


A New Brain-Based Method for Healing Trauma And Expanding Performance And Creativity

David Grand

from Sounds True

Self-Guided Video Course: US $39.00
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CE Credits: US $18.00
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Discover a Revolutionary Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change

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Course objectives:

  • Discuss the discovery, development, innovative technique, and application of Brainspotting as a brain-based method for healing trauma and expanding performance, and creativity
  • Discuss and demonstrate Brainspotting through experiential sessions with questions and answers focusing on the healing of trauma
  • Discuss and demonstrate the benefits of Brainspotting with a focus on Sports Performance and the healing of profound, cumulative sports traumas that interfere with an athlete's performance
  • Discuss and demonstrate Brainspotting as a technique to unleash and expand creativity in artists
  • Practice a short session of Brainspotting, in order to highlight the immediate and tangible effects of the technique

The next evolution in brain-based therapy is here. With a technique he calls Brainspotting, Dr. David Grand has discovered way to combine talk therapy's ability to help us understand our own psyche with brain-based therapy's extraordinary power for catalyzing rapid healing. With Brainspotting, this pioneering therapist offers a four-session, self-paced course on this revolutionary method for harnessing the brain's own self-scanning system to help us locate and resolve old trauma, overcome obstacles to physical performance, and unleash our full creativity.

What You Will Receive:

  • Four Video Learning Sessions
    Four downloadable video sessions of insights and practices using Brainspotting in any therapeutic environment to help bring about rapid and effective change. Includes a pre-recorded Q&A session.
  • FREE E-Book: Brainspotting
    Enjoy a free copy of Dr. Grand's new book, Brainspotting, to learn more about the origin and use of this revolutionary therapy.
  • Complete Downloads of All Course Materials
    The entire program of Brainspotting is yours to keep and return to at any time.

"Where You Look Affects How You Feel"—The Foundational Insight of Brainspotting

At the heart of the Brainspotting method is the realization that where we look directly relates to what's going on in our brain.

Dr. Grand discovered this technique during a remarkable treatment session with a top-level figure skater. After observing his client's eyes reacting at a certain spot in her visual field when she spoke of her difficulty executing a particular jump, he asked her to focus on that one spot while processing her feelings. To his astonishment, the skater suddenly unearthed and worked through traumas that she'd never spoken of in her therapy—and since that day, she has been able to perform her jump flawlessly.

Expanding on that insight over the next decade, Dr. Grand has learned that the eyes have an intimate and precise relationship with the brain that works in both directions. He's found that when our eyes scan the visual field for information in our environment, they are simultaneously scanning the brain for our thoughts, feelings, ideas, and even the location of repressed memories and emotions.

In short: by carefully observing where a client's eyes focus, a therapist can gain a direct insight into what's going for that person at the neurological level—and use that insight to accelerate healing.

Learn About Brainspotting from the Founder of the Method

Since his discovery of Brainspotting, Dr. David Grand has refined and taught the method, using it with great success to benefit athletes, artists, business leaders, and survivors of traumas such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and active combat. The method is currently being taught and used in North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East—and is rapidly becoming recognized as a powerful synthesis of brain-based and traditional therapy.

In this online training course, you learn about many applications of Brainspotting directly from the founder of the method. Using an engaging combination of lecture, book-based insights, and demonstrations with members from a live audience, Dr. Grand will reveal the potential of Brainspotting to serve as a powerful supportive tool for almost any form of therapy.

Designed for therapists, their clients, and anyone interested in learning about this new therapeutic approach, the workshop begins with an overview of the practice and history of Brainspotting. Dr. Grand then turns our focus on how the method can be applied to mental health issues, especially trauma. He then presents the applications of Brainspotting to sports and creative performance, including demonstrations of Brainspotting-based coaching with an actor and an athlete.

"In the 10 years since we began using Brainspotting," Dr. Grand says, "we've come a long way in understanding how we can use our brain's natural scanning system to promote healing. I believe we've just scratched the surface of what's possible as we develop this method in new ways." With Brainspotting, you are invited to join this innovative therapist to learn how this powerful approach can enhance any system of therapy or psychological self-care to help spark rapid, effective healing and change.


  • Receive a free copy of the e-book of Brainspotting by Dr. David Grand
  • What is Brainspotting? An overview of how it works and its most effective applications
  • The three modes of Brainspotting—Outside Window, Inside Window, and Gazespotting
  • The neurobiology of Brainspotting—how this method allows the therapist and client to directly harness neuroplasticity
  • Healing trauma—how Brainspotting can point us directly towards unresolved trauma to trigger profound healing
  • Creativity and performance—using Brainspotting to release mental blocks, draw on inner resources, and maximize our physical and creative potential
  • Deepening your attunement with clients—how Brainspotting helps you create a safe and trustworthy therapeutic environment
  • Effective tips for therapists—guidance for using sound, the pointer tool, and your own intuition
  • Demonstrations—recorded before a live audience, these treatment sessions with a trauma survivor, professional athlete, and actor show the immediate benefit of Brainspotting
  • Video Q&A session with Dr. David Grand

Product details

Self-Guided Video Course:
Contents Video downloads, eBook (167 pages)
Date Published May 06, 2013
Product Codes 3910, p3910, ap03910
CE Credits:
Contents 4.5 CE credits
Date Published May 06, 2013
Product Codes 3968, e3968, ce03968

Customer Reviews

By Bénédicte L
Date Added: Monday 25 August 2014
Really interesting material, program easy to use.
By lyndel m
Date Added: Thursday 10 July 2014

Yes, it was a great taste of David's wonderful new trauma technique. For the cost of this online course, I thought it was good value for money. I do want to now read his book and become more proficient in the use of this powerful technique.

Kind regards

Lyndel Maroske
By ruth k
Date Added: Saturday 28 June 2014
I returned the program because I found some brainspotting work close to where I live but I want you to know that I was thoroughly pleased with the way my return was handled. All orders I have done through Sounds True has always been topnotch and I so appreciate working with this company. Ruth Kreibich
By Dr J B S
Date Added: Tuesday 24 June 2014
I am constantly looking for more effective ways to treat trauma. I have already used the information from these videos to apply the principles of brainspotting and have found it to be a very helpful tool in the arsenal against trauma.
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