This is an extraordinary insight into the diversity of the new paradigm in psychotherapy and therapeutic connection - Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems (CIMBS).
The course has a simple structure. We share the therapeutic adventure that Dr Jess Bolton has been on over the past three years, as she has developed her relationship and understanding of CIMBS. Instead of focusing on theory and skills, this course shares her experience from the inside out.
We rarely have real insight into people's therapeutic journeys. As therapists, the opportunity to observe the process and to discuss and learn from witnessing transformational change, is vital to help us develop and grow. Growing through internal emotional experience and deliberate practice, are also vital.
However, as therapists, we rarely get chance to shadow and bear witness, and appropriately so... it is a deeply private experience. But at EmotiHealth, we want to bring transparency to the treatment process and shine a light on the remarkable work that can be achieved with practice and focused learning experiences. We want to help you become supershrinks by developing amazing learning opportunities.
So here, a consultant clinical psychologist and psychotherapist shares her own experience. A profession known for diverting questions about themselves, it is a strange level of disclosure for therapists to share their own therapeutic videos. But, Jess has a lifelong passion for levelling the playing field, for decreasing 'othering' and for looking for ways to equalise power imbalance.
"I have experienced most psychiatric 'symptoms' in one form or another along the way. To continue the fallacy of 'us' and 'them' in mental health keeps everyone stuck in a psychotic state - completely out of touch with reality. Symptoms are our bodies responses to extraordinary experiences. These videos shine a light where symptoms had become stuck, where the past was still a shadow in the present. CIMBS does a remarkable job of separating and releasing us from the constraints of the past.
And in order to be the highly skilled therapist I aim to be, I simply have to disentangle secondary emotions and behavioural habits, from the primary activations underneath. If I feel shame each time I am playful with my clients, if I feel anxiety when I develop close caring connections, I will stay away from the deeply transformative experiences that set people free.
I am excited to be sharing CIMBS with an international community and feel passionate that this is one of the unique contributions I can make. And the sessions I am sharing don't go into detail about my past experiences, as with all CIMBS therapy, we stay as much as we can in the here and now; disentangling the past from the transpiring present moment. Disentangling constraints which are no longer necessary and instead activating innate, healthy emotional systems."