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 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.

2-day Psychotherapy Experiential Training Course
Approved for 12 hours of CEs
Course limited to 42 participants

Designed for therapists who are new to CIMBS. Will provide many novel learning opportunities for therapists who have studied CIMBS for years

Date | Friday Nov 5th Saturday Nov 6th 2021
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 | $490 on or before 10-22-21 $550 after 10-22-21

Course Description: When our patients first come to us, they often feel anxious, depressed, confused, overwhelmed, and discouraged. They have been trying to do their best and yet they have all these symptoms and
difficulties. They are not able to function well; they are struggling at work and/or in their relationships. They feel stuck in their lives and in some ways their minds are s tuck in rigid emotional patterns.

This course will explore the importance and value of a narrow focus of energy and attention to specific brain systems to develop and enhance their functionality. Each individual brain system has its own wisdom, power an d processing capabilities when fully developed and differentiated. While writing our book on CIMBS psychotherapy we have refined the therapeutic processes of Differentiating including emphasis on activating, facilitating, distinguishing, reinforcing and t raining specific brain systems. Each one of these interventions will have a beneficial and often readily observable response from your patients’ brain systems. In combination, these interventions will develop resilient brain systems that will function
at their best even in adverse circumstances. These interventions will also provide you and your patients with immediate feedback of the strength of those systems and bring to light nonconscious constraints that would otherwise never be discovered. You will discover many new ways of intervening and treating your patients with greater trust and confidence.

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For any questions regarding course logistics, please contact Edna at


 Future dates pending… Contact us for more information


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

Monthly Small Group Meeting Dates:

Group #1 with Terry – Friday Mornings 9:00-12:00
Group #2 with Terry – Saturday Mornings 9:30-12:30
Group #3 with Terry – Friday Afternoons 1:30-4:30

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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)