My dedication for Brainspotting derives from an ever-present passion for the inifinite nature of the human psyche.
Initially, I was drawn to transpersonal psychology, therefore I completed a prenatal psychology training (the so-called ‘mother-fetus relational analysis’ or ‘prenatal bonding’ course of two years), studied astrology and Rebirthing-transbreathing. I also acquired theoretical and practical knowledge in Gestalt therapy and family system constellation.
The possibilities inherent in alternative states of consciousness directed my attention towards relaxation and symbol therapy, as well as integrative hypnotherapy, where I was able to delve into the Jungian interpretation of symbols and learned autogenic training and other relaxation techniques, including Leuner’s guided imagery, Ego-State technique and NLP.
As a member of the Borderline and Trauma Working Group, I delved into the realm of psychotrauma, and although I am not a clinical psychologist, under the supervision of my consultants, I gained a clinical psychological insight into trauma processes. To mitigate the consequences of psychological traumatization, I studied schema therapy and Brainspotting. Emotional disregulation, as a frequent accompanying phenomenon of psychological stress, also became the focus of my professional interest, therefore I participated in numerous workshops relating to this subject-matter, including DBT, polyvagal theory, psychotrauma, childhood traumatization, Somatic Experiencing, emotion regulation and stabilization techniques. (For details, please see my Credentials.)
Lifelong learning is a fundamental principle for me, which applies not only to my professional education but also to the constant development of my own self.
You may learn more about my non-Brainspotting work on my psychologist page.