Title: The power of silence in hypnotherapy - Hypnotherapy meets Brainspotting
Presenters: Kollar Andreas
Didactic centre of the Faculty of Law and Administration (Krupnicza 33A)     
Wydział Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego (Krupnicza 33A) 
Room 12 / Sala 12  

Time: 14.06.2024 12:30-14:00
Language: EN


According to Erickson and Rossi Hypnotherapy can be defined as a concept which helps to facilitate accessing different states of consciousness. Brainspotting was originally developed by David Grand Ph.D. from EMDR for trauma therapy. It describes a systematic form of facilitation of self-regulation processes. These are tailored to the client by observing certain neurophysiological processes and minimal eye movement patterns. Similar to trance inductions, brainspotting can stimulate access to deep processing on unconscious levels.

In the meantime, brainspotting has proven itself in trauma therapy as well as in depression, psychosis, addiction treatment, to clarify decision-making conflicts and to promote top performance.

In this workshop you will learn about the most important elements of Brainspotting for use within hypnotherapeutic frame. Special emphasis is placed on the technique and posture of minimal intervention for maximum development, which is rooted in the client-responsive-approach of Ernest Rossi. The focusing technique presented here can be excellently combined with experience-activating and hypnotherapeutic methods.

The workshop will start with a short but clearly structured theory about Brainspotting and how it can be meshed with hypnotherapy. Participants will than be able to watch a „brainspotting induction“ in a live demo[1] and experience the power of silence. Afterwards there should be some time for Q&A. This will ensure a varied, lively workshop.

Learning Hypnotherapy and Brainspotting 12 years ago at the same time, it made no sense at all to me to try to seperate both methods. And in one of many private meetings David Grand told me: „You know, Andy. Brainspotting to me is deep self hypnosis“.



Andreas Kollar, Vienna

Clinical Psychologist, Health Psychologist, Sport Psychologist, Coach

Past President of the Milton Erickson Society Austria (MEGA)

Trainer and Supervisor for Clinical Hypnosis

Worked 10 years in psychiatric institutions and more than 12 years in a private practice

Author of 2 books and a at least a third in the making


  • Erickson and Rossi: Hypnotherapy
  • Ernest Rossi: Mirroring Hands
  • Andreas Kollar: Einführung in Brainspotting (German)
  • David Grand: Brainspotting