Class 4: Live Session + Debrief Q & A + Wrap Up
This class involves doing a live BMR demonstration with a babyfoto and the mother or parents. A volunteer or chosen participant will work with me and their baby (family) client. After the session is over, we will review the BMR to see how several decisions and protocols were undertaken, including:
a. how is the prominent presenter(s) determined for mapping purposes?
b. how is rapport developed with the mother?
c. how is the mother invited into the mapping process?
d. how do we track the mother to make sure she is not getting activated?
e. what is the relationship between the amount of detail done with the mapping compared to the mother’s tolerance threshold?
f. does the BMR move from Basic Mapping to IMI (Implicit Memory Illumination)?
g. what kind of homework is suggested for the family?
h. the main, and most important purpose, of a BMR is to deepen compassion for what the baby went through, and help these new people be better understood by their caregivers – how is compassion addressed?
After the BMR session analysis, Karlton may address aspects of the BMR Method that need some adding to and further explanation based upon how the course has gone. Any details that did not get fully delineated are covered and go a little deeper into the basic philosophy and purpose of BMRs with emphasis on the more purposeful efficacy and the simplicity of BMRs, outcomes from BMRs, and how participants can incorporate BMRs into their own particular practice.
Closure. Discussions about support and supervision. Invitation to and descriptions of the next course, Implicit Memory Illumination (IMI).