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Questions and Answers About RIM®
From Dr. Deborah Sandella's book,
"Goodbye, Hurt & Pain."
What is RIM®?
RIM® is a client-generated, body-centered process that activates one's native emotional system to stimulate dramatic emotional and physical healing, greater insight, creativity, and effective problem-solving. Dr. Deborah Sandella originated it more than twenty years ago. Initially, she synthesized aspects of Ericksonian hypnosis, Interactive Guided Imagery, and an early form of somatic sensing. Since that time, RIM® has evolved with its own unique skills and philosophy. Most techniques use willpower to reframe thoughts. In contrast, RIM® gives form to emotions so they can be transformed visibly at a gut level. When source events are uncovered and regenerated, empowered thoughts, feelings, and behaviors generate automatically without conscious reframing.
How Does It Work?
RIM® unravels painful emotion by using imagination to 1)identify and redo the source of emotional blocks, 2) materialize emotional resources, and 3) surface creative/intuitive answers.
What is RIM's® Philosophy?
The foundation philosophy of RIM® is that each of us is born whole. Traumatic life experiences create memory that layers on top of our whole nature. We sometimes confuse the residue of these experiences with who we are, but RIM® helps us dissolve and redo painful feelings and memories, similar to wiping layers of dust from the living room furniture, so that our brilliance and liveliness shine through. Given this philosophy, the process is client-generated and organic. RIM® facilitators trust the client's emotional operating system and apply twenty- three skills to activate and program it. Thus, clients effortlessly uproot an issue at the gut level, creating automatic emotional and behavioral transformation.
Can RIM® Be Done Over the Phone and via Skype?
Yes, it can be done over the phone and with Skype because RIM® is not based in the facilitator-client relationship. Rather, the relationship fostered is between the client and him/herself.
How Long Are Facilitated Sessions?
RIM® sessions range from one to two hours.
How Many RIM® Sessions Are Necessary?
Each RIM® session accomplishes a specific piece of work that produces positive results. Some people gain what they need in one session, and others engage in a series of sessions to address a range of issues. Three to five sessions are common.
Are There Contraindications for RIM®?
RIM® is contraindicated for people who have a mental illness, especially if their condition interrupts their ability to discern reality, such as psychosis, schizophrenia, manic-depression, and/or paranoia.