Brainspotting: a Magic Window to Release Trauma and Receive Spirit

June 17th, 2009Laurie Branch, MA, LPC, CACIIIPsychotherapist -Private PracticeSusan Hubbard, LCSWPrivate practice, Member- Boulder Society of FriendsHost: Barry Erdman

About the Presentation

Brainspotting is a new therapeutic technique developed by EMDR therapist David Grand. This methodology has an almost magical capacity for resolving traumas that are stuck in the mid-brain. Engaging in this process also links together other life events and issues in a healing network, in a manner that is spontaneous, unique to the individual, and can surprise both therapist and client. Sometimes people have profoundly spiritual experiences that are comparable to those experienced through prayer and meditation, even if the client has no particular religious faith. Laurie Branch and Susan Hubbard will be presenting information on Brainspotting itself and will give examples of transformational experiences that we have born witness to in therapy.

About the Presenter

Laurie Branch, M.A., L.P.C., CACIII earned her B.S. in Respiratory Therapy at Kansas University and her M.A. in Pastoral Counseling at St. Thomas Seminary. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Specialist.  She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  More recently, Laurie has completed the Phase 1 and 2 training in Brainspotting with founder, David Grand.  Laurie has extensive experience in substance abuse treatment, work addiction, trauma resolution, and couples therapy.  Laurie has worked with  her canine assistant, Eden for the past 7 years.  Eden is a facility dog credentials through Canine Companions for Independence.  She is also a Pet Partner through Delta Society and a Reading Education Assistance Dog at Community Montessori Elementary School.

Susan Hubbard, LCSW, has been in private practice in Boulder since 1972. She earned her MSW at Columbia University in 1966, a horrifyingly long time ago. She is a consultant in EMDR therapy, is trained in Brainspotting, and is a Diplomate in the American Board of Sexology. Susan works with adults and couple of various ages. She has a specialty in sexual counseling and has written a manual called, “Spicing Up Your Sex Life: a Tasteful Guide for Ordinary People”. In addition, she has had a number of professional articles published and has produced a music CD of mostly original songs called “Celebration”.

Additional Resources

Susan’s website:

Laurie can be reached at 303-444-7256 or [email protected]

Laurie’s website:

David Grand’s website:

Suggested Reading:
EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused as Children by Laurel Parnell
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen, M.D.
EMDR Solutions edited by Robin Shapiro
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing by Francine Shapiro
Emotional Healing at Warp Speed: The  Power of EMDR by David Grand
Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine

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