Training Courses


Two Day or Three Day Short Courses are designed for clinicians who want to learn how to maximize adaptive functioning of their patient’s brain through the use of the energy and information from different Brain Systems.

The workshops are hands on: dynamic and interactive exercises, DVD recordings of actual clinical sessions, and therapy demonstrations and practice activities. 

As a clinician, you will experience first hand how to harness the positive and adaptive neuropathways that are always present in the brain.

If there are currently no in person trainings offered in your area or your desired timeframe, there are real advantages to learning the concepts and treatments of CIMBS online right now.  Each of our online trainings are direct recordings of past weekend workshops and are suitable for complete beginners.  Plus online, you can take the learning slowly and let it settle in gradually.  Go back and see it again, and you will learn something more the second or even third time.  Click HERE for more information!


Developing Resilient Emotional Brain Systems
How to Activate, Facilitate, Differentiate and Train Multiple Emotional Systems on Four Levels of the Brain.

A 2-day Psychotherapy Experiential Training Course that was recorded in Nov 2021 and will be available as an online training course soon!

New Developments in the Therapeutic Attachment Relationship
Focus on Therapist Resources to be more Effective and Fulfilled

A 1-day Psychotherapy Experiential Training Course
Approved for 6 hours of CEs
Course limited to 36 participants

Adding new resources to your practice and to your patients. Shifting your therapeutic balance to provide more resilience and energy to enliven your treatment process.

Date | Friday May 13th, 2022
Time | 8:00 am to 4:00 pm PST
Where | UW Center for Urban Horticulture, NHS Hall
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105
Cost | $290 on or before 4-29-22 $335 after 4-29-22
Training room is wheelchair accessible

Course Description: Research has shown that your patient’s resources are the most important variables in successful psychotherapy outcomes.  The Therapeutic Attachment Relationship is the most effective key to access and facilitate your patient’s conscious and nonconscious resources.  In addition the Therapeutic Attachment Relationship enables you to harness your own emotional resources to synergize with your patient’s resources.  Utilizing this knowledge and these strategies will maximize your engagement in psychotherapy and prime you and your patients for successful treatment outcomes. Therapeutic Attachment Relationship is the most important therapeutic treatment that you provide in psychotherapy. 

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For any questions regarding course logistics, please contact Edna at


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Beatriz Sheldon MEd.Psych. and Albert Sheldon M.D.

Dr. Sheldon and Ms. Sheldon have been developing new experiential teaching approaches to enable therapists to incorporate (even embody) this wisdom into their own therapeutic work.


Methods of Training:

  • Video-recordings of clinical therapy sessions by participants and instructors.
  • Elaboration of CIMBS therapeutic skills
  • Experiential learning with demonstrations and role-playing
  • Discussions of Theory

Training Groups in Seattle, Washington

2271 NE 51st St
Seattle, WA  98105

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Individual Supervision and Specialized Training with Dr. Ellen Beauchamp

Ellen Beauchamp is now offering one hour appointments for therapists for individual supervision and/or specialized training in CIMBS.

Are you interested in any of the following:

A. Collaborating with your DVDs regarding presentation for CIMBS certification.

B. Individual Supervision

  1. Enhancing and practicing incorporating “The Core System ‘A Team'” and the see foundational emotions with parallel processing
  2. Exploring and understanding the inter-connectedness of the four levels of CIMBS
  3. Collaboratively exploring segments of DVD sessions to examine and strengthen your own abilities and confidence in the integration of the CIMBS principles.

If so, please contact Ellen for an appointment or more information at 425-456-0145.

Monthly Consult Group Meeting with Zandra Zimmerman

Zandra’s Consult Group – Every second Saturday of the month at 10:00am

At least 3 participants are required for this meeting to take place

(Please note Zandra’s group meets in Bellevue at 12356 Northrup Way)