Welcome to
Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute (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, a brain-body treatment approach. We are a professional association of mental and physical health professionals who are trained in and use Brainspotting in their practices.  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 or listen to this podcast from Heartseed Health in which Thad Frye, LCSW and RMBI Board Member explains how Brainspotting works, the relationship between Brainspotting and the body, and what kinds of conditions Brainspotting has been proven to be effective in treating. 



You can now purchase the recordings from the 2021 International Brainspotting Conference with one of our available 12 package options. 


The conference included more than 80 presentations from Brainspotting experts, and all of them are available to view until July 11, 2025 on your computer or phone!


Conference attendees have complimentary access to recordings.



As part of our mission to increase the use and understanding of Brainspotting and serve the community, RMBI is always open to helping when the community is in need. We have provided many hours of free therapy to people impacted by the shooting at the King Soopers in Boulder and by wildfires and other traumatic events in Colorado and elsewhere. 

Every donation supports our Scholarship Treatment Fund (STF) through which we
match those in need with RMBI member-therapists for up to ten sessions of therapy.

Find a Therapist

Use our member directory to find a practitioner trained in Brainspotting.

Become A Member

If you are a BSP trained practitioner, you can become a member of the Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute!

Learn About Brainspotting

Brainspotting can help decrease depression, anxiety, phobias and addictions, and is used with all areas of trauma, including survivors of war, natural disasters and abuse.


Brainspotting with Children and Adolescents: Can it be seen as a way of reducing long-term effects of trauma? by Mag. Monika Baumann

Brainspotting with Children and Adolescents: Can it be seen as a way of reducing long-term effects of trauma? by Mag. Monika Baumann  Abstract:  Brainspotting is a young treatment modality. The author describes briefly the way it was  discovered and how this brain-body-based technique works. Three case studies of a seven year-old, an adolescent, and a […]

How to be a guest to your magnificent brain? by Nancy Tung, RN

How to be a guest to your magnificent brain? by Nancy Tung, RN Each morning after a brisk walk in the neighborhood, I would approach the small nature reserve nearby and invited myself to be a guest and just observe! I become a quiet, respectful and unintrusive guest of the inhabitants there, such as  the giant […]

Yawning: An Unsolved Mystery of the Deep Brain by Jennifer Delaney

If our brains change during therapy, perhaps the mystery of yawning is a helpful way to integrate these profound changes. Understanding what creates calm, as well as the science behind trauma and recovery, is important to long term health. Jennifer Delaney, LPC , a body-centered psychotherapist certified in Brainspotting, explores why humans and animals yawn, […]