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Brainspotting Help connects survivors of war and natural disasters with volunteers from around the world ready to offer free online psychological support.​​​

Our volunteers help those in need regardless of race, culture, nationality or political beliefs.

"We are traumatized alone, but we heal together..."

David Grand, Ph.D.

Brainspotting (BSP) is a therapeutic approach, which has been shown to be highly effective in treatment of psychological trauma. Brainspotting was discovered and developed by David Grand, Ph.D. after a breakthrough with a client in his New York practice in 2003. Brainspotting initiates the healing processes that tap into the brain’s inherent capacity for self-regulation and self-healing, gradually restoring the natural balance in the body which was lost to trauma.


Brainspotting therapy has reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety and sleep disorders in many war-affected clients from Ukraine and refugees treated by Brainspotting Help volunteers.  

"Brainspotting therapy to me is a game changer.
It has been so far the most effective help I have ever got..."

Ukrainian refugee, November '22

Our story

March, 2022

When the invasion of Ukraine caused millions of women and children to seek safety and shelter in neighboring countries, European Brainspotting trainers came together to organize support for first responders and volunteers on the ground assisting arriving refugees.


A webinar "How to Support in Crisis; Powerful Brainspotting Insights" was organized so the first responders could learn new techniques to help support the refugees. This joint effort gave rise to additional support from the international Brainspotting community; specialty training webinars, free therapy sessions for those affected and group consultation meetings for volunteers and therapists in Ukraine.

July 3, 2023

The Branspotting Help Foundation is established.​

​September, 2023

We expand our work to include the survivors of a deadly wildfire on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Free Brainspotting trainings were offered, a group of volunteers went to support the local therapists and school counselors on the ground, and more than 70 volunteers from around the world offered free online Brainspotting sessions to survivors. ​

October 24, 2023

A 4th consultation group for Ukrainian therapists is created and meets for the first time. We now facilitate 6 consultation groups with 40 members in total.

November 24, 2023

We arranged free psychological support for the 160th person affected by the war in Ukraine.


Thank you so much to all the volunteers and donors who make this amazing healing work possible!



I would like to thank the entire team and my specialist personally for their help in solving my problem. Every meeting brought me pleasure. Since we started our meetings, I have never had a panic attack. I feel happy and confident now. Thank you for the work you do for people. For your professionalism, empathy and sincerity. I hug you tightly!

Victoria, Ukrainian refugee,  September 2023

I asked for help 2 months ago. The problem was depression, lack of physical and emotional strength. There was a feeling that you don't want to live like this, but you don't have the strength to do anything.

At the sessions… I  don't know how it works, but it does. I gained strength and a desire to improve my life. Thank you very much. It's great that there are such projects. Thank you again.

Anna B., Ukraine, August 2023

"I have already had three sessions... and should say the idea of Brainspotting method not only looks very interesting but also works for me" 

Ukrainian refugee, November '22

"Brainspotting therapy to me is a game changer.  It has been so far the most effective help I have ever got..."

Ukrainian refugee, November '22

"..after gaining the inner picture that my life currently is like a stormy sea...
Abstract underwater scene, Coron , Palawan, Philippines..jpg
...but in the depth, there is still peaceful silence... I started to feel capable of acting and allowed myself to hope again!"
(client after Brainspotting therapy) 
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