Brainspotting Help is a humanitarian project launched as a collaborative effort of Brainspotting Poland, Brainspotting Austria, Asociación Española de Brainspotting and Pacific Counseling and Trauma Center, with the participation of more than 120 psychotherapy practices located around the world - in Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, UAE, Canada, Mexico and the United States.
When the invasion of Ukraine caused waves of traumatized women and children to seek safety and shelter in neighbouring countries, European Brainspotting trainers came together to organize immediate support for first responders and volunteers on the ground assisting arriving refugees.
Spontaneously, a webinar "How to support in Crisis, including powerful insights of Brainspotting" was organized, so these first responders could learn new techniques that can aid their efforts to support refugees.
This joint effort has given rise to further support from the international Brainspotting community - specialist training webinars hosted by our trainers, free-of-charge individual Brainspotting treatments and closed-group consultation meetings for volunteers and therapists in Ukraine. Then fundraising began, so that background administrative work and translation could be facilitated. All these efforts are continuing
We are grateful to all our volunteers and donors for their continued support!
"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