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Welcome to the RMBI!

The Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute (RMBI) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was created to promote and advance the use of Brainspotting, an emerging new treatment in psychotherapy. We are a professional association of psychotherapists who use Brainspotting in our practices.

Our Mission:

  • To Support and Enhance the Psychological and Physical Health and Well Being of the Community at the Highest Level
  • To Deepen and Expand the Potential of Brainspotting with  Other Healing Modalities.
  • To be a Leader in providing education and information regarding the field of Brainspotting and in coordinating trainings and workshops for members and the public.
  • To uphold Ethical Standards.
  • To perform Outreach Services.

Brainspotting (BSP) uses a Mind/Body approach to psychotherapy that evolved from Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the Somatic Experiencing (SE) Traditions. Upsetting memories are stored deep within the brain and the body.  BSP helps to release these stressors because it works from the deeper level of the autonomic nervous system and within the limbic system in the brain. Brainspotting is an effective and efficient healing modality that can be used with children, adolescents and adults and has been beneficial with all types of performance work and spiritual development. Read More

Use our members directory to find a psychotherapist trained in Brainspotting.

Psychotherapists trained in BSP are encouraged to join! More Info

Brainspotting Principles by Lisa Larson

by Lisa Larson Don’t have an agenda or you have a bias. Therapist needs to be a blank slate. If you are a minute too late with an intervention it is better than a minute too soon. Step into the uncertainty… WAIT…”Why am I talking/troubled?” Interventions you want to do don’t make sense after 5 …

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The “BSP Crocodile Set Up” for use with Addictions developed by Dr. Roby Abeles, BSP Trainer, Australia

 by Roby Abeles PsyD There’s a whole story I tell about Crocodiles which is my metaphor for addiction. Thats why it is called Crocodile set up. You don’t need that. Bt I do teach that too when I teach this. It is basically a set up for relapsers. But of course can be used with first …

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