“The mind itself is the greatest sculptor of the brain. Our work in the consulting room can have a real impact on the concrete, physical brain.”
Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems (CIMBS)
At Coastal MIND we think of the brain as an elaborate path system. Unfortunately, early developmental challenges, or traumas, create circular loops (neural circuits) between pleasant and unpleasant emotions. These “physically” interfere with our ability to actualize our goals. CIMBS therapy relies on scientific evidence that shows we are able to build new neural pathways that interrupt problematic loops, and optimize our ability to thrive. The goal of CIMBS therapy is activating growth of optimal neural pathways. It sounds like a complicated task, but the approach is simple and respectful; and, it requires no retelling of difficult childhood experiences. This will not reduce stressful circumstances in your life. However, it can help you feel simultaneously calm, alert, and rational in the face of emotional distress.
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
Interpersonal Neurobiology uses the clinical evidence that supports continuous brain growth. Studies indicate that conditions that were once considered irreversible may be able to be transformed in a healthy way. IPNB is designed to assist individuals in developing and improving the integration of their mind, brain, body, and relational functioning. Counselling within the IPNB framework is a process of “mutual engagement” where the brain is stimulated with powerful, positive persuasion. This has the ability to modify both the function and the structure of the brain and nervous system. The implications for healing and healthier internal balance are unending.