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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.

April, 2022

We start offering free individual therapy sessions for affected individuals, both those living in Ukraine as well as refugees who have fled their homeland.

November, 2022

Brainspotting Help website goes live.

February - May, 2023

We have also implemented a 3-pronged approach to support Ukrainian mental health professionals. This includes free specialty training, consultation group meetings and small cash subsidies for Ukrainian volunteers who work in the most impacted areas of Ukraine as well as refugee communities.

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.

January 11, 2024

We arranged psychological support for the 200th person affected by the war in Ukraine. 

May 22, 2022

290th person affected by the war in Ukraine begins to receive support from a Brainspotting Help volunteer.

Interview with the founders of Brainspotting Help, Monika Baumann of Brainspotting Austria and Monika Gos of Brainspotting Poland

Our volunteers are at the heart of this work. Trainers, consultants, therapists  and coaches all find joy in generously donating their time and their expertise to those in need.

But we also depend on donations to fund administrative expenses, compensation to Ukrainian translators, and cash subsidies for Ukranian mental health volunteers who work in the most affected areas.


If you or your organization would like to join our amazing team by making a donation to ensure our work continues, please use our online donation form 

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