Phase 1 Training

  • Learn the phenomenological approach that underpins Brainspotting, followed by clear strategies for identifying and processing Brainspots.
  • Take the newly learned techniques into your practice immediately after training
  • Meet like-minded individuals in our exceptional community and share an incredible, rich, connected, and inspiring learning journey
  • Receive guidance towards your International practitioner certification
  • Training is credited with CPD hours and certification
  • Receive a free follow-up group supervision integration session from the trainer

Begin your Brainspotting training

  • Trainings are internationally recognised
  • Phase 1 is the gateway to all other future trainings in Brainspotting.

About phase 1 training

This immersive 3-day training will teach participants the key concepts of Brainspotting. By the end of this training, you will be competent in identifying and processing Brainspots. You will also learn the phenomenological approach that underpins strategies for  Brainspotting. This training will give participants powerful tools which will enable their clients to quickly and effectively focus and process through the deep brain sources of many emotional, somatic and performance problems. Once certified in Phase 1, the participant will be able to complete all other future trainings in Brainspotting.

By the end of this incredible 3 day training you will…

Understand the theory and the components of Brainspotting, be able to utilise the following techniques:

Outside window

This technique will help you observe and learn to track the micro-movements of your client, searching for reflective responses. When a Brainspot is activated, the deep brain appears to reflectively signal the therapist, beyond the awareness of the client’s neocortex.  You will literally learn how the body indicates the trauma processing access points.

Inside window

This technique will allow you to work together with the client to use the client’s felt sense of somatic activation to locate Brainspots.  An incredible and collaborative way for the client, the therapist and the issue to forge a powerful alliance together.


This technique is the most natural form of Brainspotting, whereby the client’s fixed gaze can be harnessed to process activation.  This approach is extremely helpful in utilising Brainspotting both in the room or when working online.

Resource model

Brainspotting is a resource model.  The Brainspotting Resource model uses an adapted and contained frame for clients who become overwhelmed. You will embody the learning of the dual attunement frame, consisting of the relational attunement, accurately focused and framed by the neurobiological attunement and attuned presence which is the core of Brainspotting and the resource model.

You will get an opportunity to observe  Brainspotting demonstrations from the trainer, as well as experience Brainspotting whilst working in pairs with colleagues.

In the training, we will focus on the utilisation and integration of Brainspotting theory and practice into your daily practice and ongoing treatment.  The training  includes working with both activation and with client’s presenting with dissociation states.

Meet the Trainer

Dr. Mark Grixti

UK and International Brainspotting Trainer

Mark is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, systemic therapist and EMDR consultant based in Sussex, United Kingdom.

Mark is a Master UK and International Brainspotting Trainer. His work in the field spans all ages and both online and in person approaches, all of which he brings to rich and diverse BSPUK Trainings.

He is also an experienced Consultant in Brainspotting offering consultation also known as supervision in the UK, including online group consultation, which is popular for its richness in theory, diversity and its clinical application.

He is qualified and experienced in child, family and adult therapy. Mark specialises in attachment, abuse, and complex trauma.

He is a University lecturer, facilitates group programs and supervises Clinical Psychologists and therapists from related disciplines. He also provides consultation to Health, Education, Media and Social Care institutions.  Mark has a range of publications, as well as his successful podcast, Awe In Trauma.

upcoming trainings

Phase 1

Oct 18 - Oct 20, 2024
Online - Live
  • Friday - Sunday
  • 10:00 am - 06:00 pm BST
  • via Zoom
£ 520 £ 490
Early Bird Discount: 10% until Sep 18, 2024

All you need to know

What to expect from Brainspotting Phase 1 Training?

Phase 1 training will cover working with clients both traditionally in-person, as well as online.

The training is fully credited towards certification.

Brainspotting is both an in-person and effective online therapeutic modality/psychotherapy and the training will incorporate not only the key principles of Brainspotting but also the experiential embodied practice of working with others online using Brainspotting techniques and the core principles of dual attunement.

Are BSPUK’s trainings Available Online?

Can I practice after Phase 1?

What is Brainspotting?

Why become a Brainspotting therapist?

What can Brainspotting help with?

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What are Brainspotting certification requirements?

How Does Brainspotting Heal Trauma?

What is the difference between Brainspotting and EMDR?

Can Brainspotting be integrated well with Internal Family Systems (IFS)?

Training Feedback

“The course was amazing – full of energy and possibilities and empowerment. I loved the demos and practicums which made everything come alive and brought the group into a shared experienced which I found very powerful – thank you, fantastic course – life changing”

“Such a transformational experience and amazing presentation, feel very privileged to have heard everyone’s process and shared mine. Thank you”

“A brilliant training which has revitalized my belief in the client having all the resources and answers already. Wonderfully experiential – I want to do Phase 2!”

“I absolutely loved the training…from the first morning to the end today, the practice felt like home to me. I’m looking forward to learning and practicing more. Thank you Mark, the team and all the participants for making this a wonderful experience”.