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!


Friday, April 30th, 2021 — Live on Zoom

  • When | 8:30 am to 12:30 pm PST
  • Presenter | Albert Sheldon M.D.
  • Cost | $145
  • Approved for 4 hours of CEUs, for all levels of psychotherapists
  • Limited to 50 participants

We have all been challenged by the emotions of fear, shame, grief and guilt.  They are often aversive and easily intimidating.  There is a natural tendency to avoid these emotions and yet they play such an important role in human relationships.  We have found that exploring these emotions from a brain systems’ perspective can be empowering and liberating for both the therapist and patient alike.

This course will introduce you to the Fear, Grief, Shame and Guilt emotional brain systems.  These brain systems can be called the Secondaries because they are processed within the secondary-level [basal nuclei and cerebellum] of the central nervous system. They often play a significant role in the lives and symptoms of our patients.  Why is that?  What can we do about it?  Each of these brain systems are nonconscious and so we and our patients are usually unaware of their impact in their emotional lives. 

For a full course description and course schedule, please click here.

For any questions, please contact the course administrator, Sydney Janeway at

Once your registration is received, Sydney will follow up with details on how to pay for the course.

We hope to see you there!


 Future dates pending…

Contact Sydney Janeway for more information:


 Future dates pending…

Contact Sydney Janeway 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 Mornings 9:30-12:30

Group #4 with Terry – Friday Afternoons 2:00-5:00

Group #1 with Beatriz – Saturday Mornings 9:30-12:30

Ellen’s Group – Fridays from 12:30-3:30

(Please note that Ellen’s group meets in Bellevue at 915 118th Avenue SE, Suite 285)

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)