MHCCF Meeting - Brainspotting

  • Friday, February 17, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL


8:30 - 9 a.m. - Networking and Registration

9 a.m. - Announcements and Introductions

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Speaker


SPEAKER: Rosario Ortigao, LMHC

TOPIC: Brainspotting


  1. Become familiar with David Grant’s Brainspotting Treatment Approach     
  2. Understand its neurophysiological nature vs traditional talk therapy 

Brainspotting uses the neuroscience finding that where you look affects how you feel. Clients are helped to find a “spot” that increases the “felt sense” of an experience (or a spot that reduces over-arousal) and to process those sensations with a dual focus on the spot and body sensations. After arousing/processing sensations are tied to an event a few times, clients discover new ways to view them. Rosario Ortigao’s presentation will incorporate a power point, two short videos and a brief demonstration to inform, discuss and observe a cutting-edge yet natural, gentle and profound treatment approach.

Rosario Ortigao graduated with a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College in 1987. She is a certified EMDR therapist and utilizes other power therapies such as Brainspotting (BSP), PBSP, EFT and hypnosis. Her BSP training was in 2013-15 and Rosario compares it to an art form that opens the doors to neurogenesis. Rosario was born and raised in Portugal, where she earned a degree in Germanic Philology from the University of Lisbon. Rosario has worked and studied in London and Israel and moved to the United States in 1981. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French, has studied Italian, German and Hebrew and is currently studying ASL. She is passionate about physical, mental and spiritual health and invites you to join her in her weekly qigong practices.


MHCCF meets on the third Friday of every month, except for July and December. Unless otherwise specified, our meetings are held at All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, Fla., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the program from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

It is free to attend MHCCF’s monthly meetings; however you must be a paid, professional member of MHCCF to qualify for 1 CEU. Active professional members of MHCCF are required to sign in and sign out at each meeting to receive a CEU. Please have your license number available upon check-in.

To become a member of MHCCF, please visit our website at and select the “Join Us” tab, or, sign up during networking & registration (8:30-9 am) at our monthly meeting. MHCCF accepts credit card or check payments at the door. We do not accept cash payments.


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