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 Big Leaf Maple trees, short Oregon Grape shrubs, ground hugging grasses, wildflowers, and native plants such as Salal.
The reward received includes seeing bunnies feasting on the purple grapes of Salal, Robins picking pink berries off the Service trees, hummingbird buzzing and dashing toward me at arm’s length, woodpeckers pecking loudly on dead tress for grubs, and the tiny wrens dancing from branch to branch singing their joyful melodies!
Been that almost motionless guest observer like a fixture, I received the incredible bounty from nature and from the Creator. A well-known poem by Rumi came to mind, the Guest House!

The same principal so eloquently versed by Rumi a thousand years ago applies to how I work with my own challenging issues as well as how I help clients move through layers of trauma, sometimes with lightning speed and yet other times we crawl through one knee forward at a time!

Being in the helping profession for over 40 years, I am grateful that there are so many healing modalities to help us release from past PTSD, so we can be more present for the here and now and the future. I personally have tried many and benefited from them tremendously!

Yet, I have come to realized that if our neurobiology, body and brain, are engaged during the healing process, no matter what modality is used, the results are multifold!

My go-to modality is Brainspotting, a gentle, client lead, subcortical, bottom up, and laser focused, mindfulness open model which has the ability to integrate with many other wonderful healing modalities.

During a Brainspotting session, clients often report that they are observing their brain and body in their own nature reserve with many events, emotions and relationships interplaying with each other vividly. As they respectfully and patiently witness them as guests, amazing clarity and insight are bountifully reward by their neurobiology!

I am proud to say that the healing results are phenomenal. This drives me to share Brainspotting to those who are curious and open to learn more about it.

There are several upcoming workshops available for you to be a guest! 


April 13th, 2023 (Free for SEBI members)

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm EDT

Integrating Family Systems Constellation with Brainspotting  

SouthEast Brainspotting Institute


August 25, 2023 (Free, BrainstormLIVE)

12:00-1:00 CT

Brainspotting Basics with BrainstormLIVE (1 CE credit):


1:00-1:30 CST BrainstormLIVE “After Hours” Collaborative Community Discussion (No CE credit)


Please contact Nancy if you wish to co-host a workshop: [email protected]

Nancy Tung, RN is a Certified International Brainspotting Trainer and Consultant. She offers Brainspotting Phase 1 and 2 trainings, as well as monthly Brainspotting Embodied Learning Circle Groups, which allow Brainspotting practitioners to strengthen their skills. Learn more & register here:
RMBI members get automatic access to Nancy’s 2019 RMBI Brown Bag talk “Systemic Approach to Healing and Chronic Illness and Pain with Brainspotting and Family Constellation” with Cori Woodland.

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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.

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