TPM Description

Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems [CIMBS™]



 Therapy in the Transpiring Present Moment  

Maximizing Neuroplasticity and Efficiency with Psychotherapy

focused on the Transpiring Present Moment

There are many features about CIMBS that make it an especially unique, effective and efficient therapeutic paradigm.  The one feature that has the biggest impact on therapists we have trained is learning to work in the Transpiring Present Moment.  In reviewing feedback from therapists who have attending our training courses over the last several years we have been pleased and surprised by how much their work has immediately benefitted from the training.  When we looked closer there are several highlights 1] CIMBS is such a powerful paradigm that even in the hands of beginner trainees it can have a significant impact in a matter of a 15-20 minutes, 2] working in the Transpiring Present Moment enables the process to focus so intimately such that it avoids most if not all of the usual pitfalls [rabbit holes] of therapy,   3] staying in the awkward/off-balance uniquely evolving Transpiring Present Moment enables the patient to discover completely novel, deep, even preverbal intimate experiences of themselves, 4] this kind of learning maximizes neuroplasticity and implicit memory reconsolidation for long term change in the space of 20 minutes.

Transpiring Present Moment is usually without or beyond words.  Working in the Transpiring Present Moment means helping the patient stay in this evolving experience beyond words and will enable them to have maximal activation of MBS, neuroplasticity and new long term implicit learning.

When we work in the Transpiring Present Moment, we facilitate the patient being more present to themselves in their core consciousness, while at the same time to be able to see more clearly top-down implicit patterns that are not coherent with the psychophysiological activations that are occurring in the therapeutic process at this moment.    This facilitates the multidimensional activation [neuroplasticity] that gives CIMBS its ability to provide long lasting changes in a matter of half an hour of therapy.

During this training course Participants will learn what we mean by Transpiring Present Moment in the therapeutic process and why it is very important to maximize the therapeutic process.   We will look at what are the  PsychoPhysiological Phenomena that alert us to unique activations that are unfolding in the Transpiring Present Moment.  You will learn how to help the patient stay in the present moment and interrupt implicit patterns that will take them out of the Transpiring Present Moment.

An important element of working in the Transpiring Present Moment is the Therapeutic Attachment Relationship.  We will demonstrate how the Attachment Relationship enables the therapist to detect unique phenomena that are unfolding in the Transpiring Present Moment.  Our presentation will explore how this therapeutic perspective facilitates neuroplasticity, the process of differentiation and integration, and ‘Memory Reconsolidation”.  These processes with enable the patient/client to become ‘unstuck’ from their implicit memory processes associated with traumatic learning from their early life.

We will teach and demonstrate how to use this perspective to enhance your practice of psychotherapy.   There will be clinical demonstrations of working with Transpiring Present Moment by reviewing video-recordings of therapy sessions.  All of the attendees will be able to participate in the careful detection of phenomena that reveal Transpiring Present Moment and the activation of different Brain Systems in the therapeutic process. There will be “in vivo” therapy demonstrations with the presenters to demonstrate the Transpiring Present Moment perspective.  We will have exercises for each of the participants to experience and to practice this therapeutic approach.

Training Course Goals:  What will you take home with you?

1] What does it mean to work in the Transpiring Present Moment.

2]   How to detect psychophysiological activations that indicate important therapeutic opportunities that are Transpiring in this Present Moment.

3] Learn specific Interventions to help the patient sustain their ‘off-balance’ experience to maximize the learning and healing that is evolving in the Transpiring Present Moment

4]  A new Therapeutic Perspective to add to your repertoire

Therapeutic Process of CIMBS is called: NeuroPhysioPsychoTherapy.  Neuro- refers to our active interventions to maximize neuroplasticity for long term learning and specific interventions to activate multiple neurotransmitters to facilitate the therapeutic process.  Physio- refers to our observations of psychophysiological phenomena to adjust our therapeutic process and redirect our interventions in response to psychophysiological shifts.  Psycho- refers to our careful attention to 6 different psychological Brain Systems and to our therapeutic process that explicitly meets the psychological needs of the patient.

Therapeutic Elements: CIMBS incorporates all of the change elements that are a part of the following evidence based therapies:  CBT [desensitization, cognitive restructuring, behavioral change], mindfulness based CBT, affect activation and cognitive restructuring of EDT [Experiential Dynamic Therapy and STDP] therapies [we were co-investigators in prospective evidence based EDT psychotherapy study],  and we use the interruption and rebalancing of EMDR.  In addition we utilize Empirically supported relationship elements since therapy relationships make substantial and consistent contributions to outcome results.

Therapeutic Outcomes:  Our goal is to enable our patients/clients to become the author of their own lives, capable of making the best of any situation, continuously learning and growing to the full extent of the neuroplasticity of their brains and fulfilling their lives.