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Brainspotting and Addiction - Sydney

Brainspotting Australia Pacific

Sunday, 8 October 2017 from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm (AEDT)

Brainspotting and Addiction - Sydney

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Trainer: Dr Roby Abeles

When: Sunday, Oct 8, 2017

Start/End Times: 8.30am - 6.00pm

[Arrival from 08.00am for 08.30am start]

Where: Crows Nest, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Venue: The Crows Nest Community Centre (Fuller Room), 2 Ernest Street, Crows Nest

Completion of an in-person Phase One BSP training

is the pre-requisite to register for this training



The training will introduce participants to the recently developed, updated, and enormously successful “BSP Crocodile set up” to help their addicted clients stop urges & cravings quickly, through brain changes, so deeper issues driving the addiction, can be addressed and resolved.

This gives the addict even more advantage in recovery.

The training will also introduce the viewing of addiction through several different lenses:

v  Addiction as Attachment

v  Addiction as Ego State & Protector

v  Addiction as Affect Regulation

v  Addiction as attempt at Nervous System Dysregulation

Also covered:

* Neuroscience driving addiction relapse
* The role of neuroplasticity & "ego fatigue"
* What wires together fires together AND What fires apart wires apart
* Importance of connecting and developing a continuous life narrative 


The unique view of seeing therapist and client as team members strategizing against "The Crocodile" (the metaphor you will learn for The Addiction), will be discussed in detail.

There will be time for discussion, Q & A, along with a live demonstration of the "Crocodile Set Up" with a participant, practice of set up in dyads, and debrief

With this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Name and explain why areas in the brain of the addict are disconnected
  2. Understand the value of metaphor, story-telling, and the narrative therapy technique of 'externalizing the problem', in addiction recovery
  3. Use a well-developed metaphor – ‘The Crocodile’, to externalize their client's addiction and allow a good alliance/connection with therapist to begin
  4. Understand and begin to connect to and enlist the help of the "addict ego states" involved in the recovery goal
  5. The importance of continuous narrative in recovery
  6. Use Brainspotting updated "Crocodile Set Up" + other skills to help addicts prevent relapse and move forward into the resolution of traumas which drive the desire to soothe and escape.


 6.5 hours of CEUs will be available 

Payment for CEUs to be made separately directly to R. Cassidy Seminars.

CEU fees not included in BSP & Addiction Fee

click link below for CEUs



Early Bird  $300  until 15 August

Regular $350  from 16 August


Cancellation Policy

100% refund  [minus $50 fee]  if cancelled  before 15th August

50% refund  [minus $50 fee]  if cancelled between    16th August to 8th September

No refunds after 8 September


Fee includes snacks during tea & coffeee breaks

Each participant will also receive the powerpoint presentation 


Contact info: Dr Roby Abeles PsyD, LMFT

Trainer's assistant 

Email Alex Fry:

Have questions about Brainspotting and Addiction - Sydney? Contact Brainspotting Australia Pacific

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The Crows Nest Community Centre (Fuller Room)
2 Ernest Place
Crows Nest, NSW 2065

Sunday, 8 October 2017 from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm (AEDT)

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