Sheldon’s 2 day CIMBS workshop – October 2018

Changing non-conscious emotional networks & transforming your work with complex clients: new experiential therapeutic approaches

A workshop with Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems [CIMBS™] & NeuroPhysioPsychoTherapy™

2 day workshop – 25-26th October 2018, Chris Bryant Centre, Birmingham, B23 6DF, UK

Terry and Beatriz Sheldon

Price: £325 for two days.

This is a two-day Experiential Training Course with Beatriz Sheldon and Terry Sheldon, MD

Workshop places are limited. Book now.

Terry & Beatriz Sheldon developers of a new paradigm in psychotherapy – complex integration of multiple brain systems (CIMBS)

“Our goal as teachers is to add to your understanding, skills, experience, and perspectives.  This course will be a combination of perspectives, approaches, interventions and principles to enhance your trust and confidence in yourselves, your patients and the therapeutic process.  This will enable you to tap into previously unknown resources in yourself to more effectively achieve the goals of therapy.
We believe you will be able to go home with some new interventions and approaches that you will be excited to use the next time you see patients.

In this course we will demonstrate how we operationalize our goals as therapists working with non-conscious emotional processing.  

  • Activate Underlying Proactive Primary Emotional Resources, and how these generate often untapped sources emotional energy.
  • Simultaneous Activation of Multiple nonconscious emotional Brain Systems will lead to parallel emotional processing which is the biggest key to getting unstuck in therapy.
  • Use new ways to modify nonconscious emotional networks, bringing mindfulness and emotional systems together with fascinating results.
  • Provide your patients with multiple need satisfying experiences throughout each session simultaneously so that the patient will experience effective and efficient results.
  • Activate “feel good” neurotransmitters for powerful anti-depressant and attachment effects.

This course will help you learn how to work with different levels of consciousness and emotional processing.  This will enable you to get underneath the secondary level, transference patterns, emotional habits, triggers, where therapy often gets stuck.

You will learn how to work with the different brain systems to access primary level emotional processing.  We will help you learn how to achieve novel states of activation and incoherence – this enables new self-organizing capacities to be released and facilitation of neuroplasticity.  In addition, you will learn how to interrupt nonconscious emotional constraints to move the process forward in a very different way rather than addressing defenses directly.

Teaching will be experiential on many levels, so that, in parallel, you can then provide enhanced experiential treatment for your patients.”

Photos from our 2017 event with Terry and Beatriz

 When asked – How will what you learnt at this workshop affect your practice, your clinical performance and/or your clinical outcome? 2017 attendees answered:

“An intensive opportunity of engaging with clients in a completely different way”
“So much! Present moment connection, paying attention to and watching the body,
going toward the primary emotion approach.  Thank you so much, this has opened a
whole new world for me”
“I had a strong embodied sense of the benefits, over both days, which is striking given
quite brief precise sessions and observations of practice. My sense is that this may
well be very effective way to work with pre-verbal and less accessible parts, thus
accelerating deeper therapy with clients”
“More focus on primary processes and true affects”
“I am definitely going to try this with my patients. I want to read more!”
“Being more aware of the physical emotion of the patient and inviting them to be
aware of them, their body and their emotions.”
“The importance of noticing and responding positively to physiological symptoms /
“Focusing on primary affect which is beneath secondary emotion”
“I hope it will impact! In particular strength building, based on adaptive emotional systems rather than maladaptive secondary responses”
“Understanding that profound change can happen e
I will use the transforming present moment team in my practices and get further
“I am excited to practice the approach I feel that I have been given permission to play
in therapy and as an Art Psychotherapists whose primary instinct has been play, I feel
connected to this approach at a very deep, instinctual level.”
“Added to my ability to be present and attuned in the present moment.”

Summary of scores (out of 5):
In general, how useful would you find this presentation:
Mean: 4.8
Please rate this presentation regarding technical and organisational issues:
Mean: 4.6
How much would you like to see another presentation by these presenters:
Mean: 4.9
To what degree, will what you learned from this presentation affect your practice, your
clinical performance and / or your clinical outcomes.
Mean: 4.8


Albert (Terry) Sheldon M.D. Is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Washington, Seattle and has taught psychotherapy for 20 years. He has trained in and practiced many therapeutic modalities, including CBT, EMDR, hypnosis, group therapy, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and -most extensively – Intensive Short- Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.

Dr. Sheldon received a Bush Medical Fellowship in 1992 to pursue research in psychotherapy. He embarked on a course of experimentation and research with the therapeutic process that continues into the present.

Beatriz SheldonBeatriz Sheldon MEd.Psych. Has practiced psychotherapy in Vancouver, BC for 25 years and trained and supervised clinical counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists for the past 10 years. She graduated with a Med Psych. from McGill University, Montreal where she also completed a postgraduate specialization in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. She was one of the clinical investigators in a recently published, multi-center, evidence based research study of Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.(“Controlled Evaluation of Short Term Psychotherapy in patients with personality disorders” 1999-2002)

Together, they have pioneered a different paradigm utilizing extensive clinical research and incorporating the latest knowledge from neuroscience. They have also been developing new experiential teaching approaches to enable therapists to incorporate (even embody) the wisdom into their own therapeutic work.

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