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Radio-Interview für den Münchner Lokalsender “Radio Lora”
ca. 20 Minuten – in voller Länge am 17. 11. 2022 um 20 Uhr ausgestrahlt

Radio Interview "Was ist Brainspotting?" - Münchner Lokalsender "Radio Lora"
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Wir möchten wir Sie darauf aufmerksam machen, daß es eine weitere empirische Studie von Prof. Stemmler, seiner Assistentin Anja Hildebrand (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) und Dr. David Grand zur Wirksamkeit von Brainspotting und EMDR gibt.
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Bereits 2015 erschien eine erste Studie des genannten Autoren-Teams, nachzulesen unter dem Titel: Zur Wirksamkeit von Brainspotting – Ein eues Therapieverfahren zur Behandlung von Posttraumatischen Belastungsstörungen, veröffentlicht in der Zeitschrift TRAUMA – Zeitschrift für Psychotraumatologie und ihre Anwendungen, Jg. 13, 2015, Heft 1, S.84 – 93.

Ende 2017 ist im Asanger-Verlag das TRAUMA-Themenheft Brainspotting erschienen, mit Beiträgen zu den Grundlagen von BSP, mit Anweisungen zum praktischen Vorgehen und Fallbeispielen zur Veranschaulichung sowie zur BSP-Therapie mit Kindern und Jugendlichen, mit psychotisch reagierenden Menschen und mit Suchterkrankten sowie über die Anwendung in der Kunsttherapie erschienen und kann bestellt werden unter

Turning the Spotlight on Brainspotting

*Did an Unexpected Discovery Reveal a Quicker Path to Healing?
by Chris Lyford*

Twenty years ago, a clinician made a startling discovery, took a hard look at the landscape of trauma treatment, and made a bold, unapologetic statement: he’d found a better way. Compared to the methods he’d spent years using, this one would be easier for clinicians to master and less difficult for clients to stomach—and the results would stick.

The year was 2003. Somatic Experiencing had been around for 26 years, and EMDR for 16. Many therapists believed trauma treatment had reached its apex. So why would any clinician in their right mind—even a talented one—risk their hard-earned reputation promoting something nobody had ever heard of?

For starters, David Grand has never been one to sit still.

-> Hier geht es zum vollständigen Artikel über David Grand und Brainspotting im Psychotherapy Networker

Gerhard Wolfrum - Das Lehrbuch Brainspotting

Mein neues Buch Das Lehrbuch Brainspotting – ein neuer Weg in der Traumatherapie mit einem Vorwort von Gerald Hüther ist auf dem Markt und kann im Buchhandel oder beim Asanger-Verlag bestellt werden:
Es hat einen Umfang von 192 Seiten und enthält einen Theorieteil sowie die genaue Darstellung von 20 Brainspotting-Behandlungen, zum Teil mit Kommentaren der Patienten. Es handelt sich um eine gebundene Ausgabe, sie kostet 29.80 €.


Cover The Power of Brainspotting

Im Asanger Verlag ist im September 2018 die englischsprachige Anthologie “The Power of Brainspotting” – herausgegeben von Gerhard Wolfrum mit Beiträgen erfahrener Brainspotting-Therapeuten sowie einem Vorwort von David Grand erschienen. Hier können Sie schon mal neugierig werden und das knapp 300 Seiten starke Buch bestellen:


Brainspotting as a Neuroexperiential Process for Healing and Expansion von David Grand
2. International Brainspotting Conference in Denver / Colorado 23.July 2021
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Brainspotting als ein selbsterfahrungsbasierter neurobiologischer Prozeß für Heilung und Potentialentfaltung von David Grand
2. Internationalen Brainspotting Conference in Denver / Colorado am 23.07.2021 Deutsche Übersetzung
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Behandlung der "Persistent genital arousal disorder" mit Brainspotting
Fallstudie der Universität Sao Paulo zur Behandlung einer "Persistent genital arousal disorder" mit Brainspotting
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Hier eine Anfang 2021 erschienene sehr interessante Publikation von Mario Salvador, dem spanischen Brainspotting-Repräsentaten aus Barcelona, zu “limbischem Zuhören” und der Kunst der Rahmensetzung.

The frame as listening and accessing the deep emotional life. the lens to reach the subcortical brain
von Mario C. Salvador Fernández
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Empirische Studien

Brainspotting: Recruiting the midbrain for accessing and healing sensorimotor memories of traumatic activation
von Frank Corrigan und David Grand
Brainspotting is a psychotherapy based in the observation that the body activation experienced when describing a traumatic event has a resonating spot in the visual field. Holding the attention on that Brain- spot allows processing of the traumatic event to flow until the body activation has cleared. This is facil- itated by a therapist focused on the client and monitoring with attunement. We set out testable hypotheses for this clinical innovation in the treatment of the residues of traumatic experiences. The pri- mary hypothesis is that focusing on the Brainspot engages a retinocollicular pathway to the medial pul- vinar, the anterior and posterior cingulate cortices, and the intraparietal sulcus, which has connectivity with the insula. While the linkage of memory, emotion, and body sensation may require the parietal and frontal interconnections – and resolution in the prefrontal cortex – we suggest that the capacity for healing of the altered feeling about the self is occurring in the midbrain at the level of the superior colliculi and the periaqueductal gray.
Elsevier 2013
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Treatment of Panic Attack with Vergence Therapy
von Merrill D. Bowan, O.D.
Panic attacks are a fact of life in today’s culture. As much as 10% of the healthy population can suffer a panic attack within a given year. Various methods of treatment have been described in the literature to counteract these panic attacks. It has been noted that it is possible to alleviate panic disorder anxiety by performing convergence therapy. This somatic intervention functions as a vagal maneuver, activating the oculocardiac reflex (OCR) by medial recti traction. It results in bradycardia and other parasympathetic responses. I have found it possible to alleviate panic attack, non-cardiac chest pain and other vagally mediated symptoms by using convergence activity with patients who suffer from panic attacks. I have extended this technique to address noncardiac chest pain and it may be further extended to patients with other anginallike pains. It may be possible to alleviate panic attacks, non-cardiac chest pains, and other vagally-mediated symptoms with this technique. The risk-to-benefit ratio is nil. Research is needed to further elaborate the full spectrum of benefits of this novel technique.
Journal of Behavioral Optometry 2008
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Report of Findings from the Community Survey
The mission of the Foundation is to devote itself to furthering and supporting operations and activities which address the short-term and long-term unmet needs of individuals and the Newtown community arising from the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.
This report has been prepared and released by the Distribution Committee of the Sandy Hook School Support Fund based on solicitation of public input into the current individual and community needs as it relates to the tragedy on 12/14/12.
The Distribution Committee is comprised of nine Sandy Hook/Newtown residents who represent perspectives from many different impacted groups including victims, surviving children, surviving teachers, emergency responders, Sandy Hook parents, community members, and the faith community. It is the responsibility of the Distribution Committee to solicit public input in order to better understand the needs and gaps that exist in the community as well as the strengths so that they can be built upon for long-term sustainable recovery.
For background on the history and formation of the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. and the Sandy Hook School Support Fund or information about funds spent to date please visit
September 2016
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Effective treatments for generalized anxiety disorder.
von Research Director Dr. Javier Anderegg
Both in applied research and in clinical practice it is common to have to evaluate the change experienced by patients as a result of their treatment.
This is a clinical experimental comparison study in which three therapeutic intervention techniques are discussed for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), with respect to a control group (CG). The first technique is based on cognitive behavioral therapy programs (CBT), the second one in the techniques of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and the third one consisting in location techniques involving relevant eye position and the neural network activated to access to the particular spot where the problem is fixed in the brain (BSP). These therapeutic procedures were administered to a total of 59 patients with generalized anxiety disorder, assigned by a random procedure to the three treatment groups. 19 plus GAD patients remained in the waiting control group. The assessment of efficacy was performed using the follow up psychometric tests: State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. (STAI) of C.D. Spielberger, the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and the Subjective Units of Disturbance (SUDS). The results show that the three programs achieved a clinically significant change in this disorder in most people, resulting in a more effective new treatment approach of Brainspotting and the techniques of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing .
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