Jungian Advanced Motor Processing© JAMP©
"The difference between the "natural" individuation process, which runs its course unconsciously, and the one that is consciously realized is tremendous. In the first case, consciousness nowhere intervenes; the end remains as dark as the beginning. In the second case, so much darkness comes to light that the personality is permeated with light and consciousness necessarily gains in scope and insight. The encounter between conscious and unconscious has to ensure that the light that shines in the darkness is not only comprehended by the darkness, but comprehends it."
- Carl Jung
What is JAMP©?
JAMP© treatment uses side-to-side eye movement and sound to stimulate the right brain-left brain connection, thereby strengthening the connection between the two hemispheres. This, in turn, helps the person release traumatic images, sensations of discomfort, pain, negative thoughts, and self-defeating dialogue that developed due to one or more traumatic events.
There is a great deal of psychic pain that affects the majority of people around the world. Many people reach a point in their lives where they feel the need to transform their lives and those of people around them.
Working with a JAMP©️ transformational coach can help most people put their past, including all of their traumas, pain, perceived failures and losses, to rest, to help them move forward with their whole self to a better life, and transform them into the amazing/wonderful people they truly are.
What clients say about JAMP©
I have participated in weekly JAMP© sessions with Dr. Lahab Al-Samarrai for about five months and the results have been transformational and life changing. I have always been a sensitive person, one whotook offense easily and was frequently triggered. Depending on the trigger my reaction ranged from a small zing to a rush of emotions that swept over me and left me paralyzed. The effects of these triggers could last for minutes or days or years, depending on the circumstances. I was in traditional therapy for about seven years and the severity of my symptoms decreased modestly. After JAMP© treatments I am very rarely triggered and when I am the effect lasts a few seconds and then is completely gone. Situations come up almost daily that I know from a lifetime of past experiences would have triggered me before the treatments. As those moments pass with no reaction I now simply note the change. Before the JAMP© treatments I was very anxious. The severity would wax and wane, but the anxiety was never completely absent. My anxiety has dramatically decreased and I now have periods with none
at all. Working with Dr. Al-Samarrai I have uncovered feelings of which I was either unaware or did my best to suppress: specifically, rage, anger, guilt, and shame. Now these feelings are virtually non-existent.
I used to be very hard on myself and felt that, in many ways, I had to be perfect. I could accept mistakes in others but not in myself. Occasionally I would mentally go through my catalog of what I considered to be huge errors from my past so I could re-live the guilt and shame. Now when I think back on any of these past encounters I only feel compassion. In hindsight I can see that I was attached to my suffering. The JAMP© treatments have allowed me to release both the attachment to suffering and the suffering itself. I am calmer and more at peace than at any time in my life. The worrying, fretting and defensiveness that used to occupy my mind are almost completely gone, opening up vast space in my head. I can best describe my current baseline state as happy and serene with occasional mild anxiety. I very much look forward to future treatments and what they will reveal and unfold.
I have been engaged with Jungian Advanced Motor Processing, JAMP©, treatment for the past 4 1⁄2 months, with weekly 90 minute sessions nearly every week during that time. Initially, I did not understand exactly what JAMP© was or how it worked. My partner began treatment about a month before I did, and after experiencing his results after 3-4 sessions, I was eager to try it out. JAMP© is a bit like Jungian analysis with eye-movement and bi-lateral stimulation thrown in. As a former mental health practitioner, I had a low opinion of EMDR, as it seemed to treat a single incident or trauma, and the effects were not lasting, usually with the client relapsing after about a year. JAMP© differs from conventional EMDR, to the best of my knowledge, by starting with the client, myself, free associating and talking about whatever is in the front of one's mind. Initially, for me, there was a huge off-loading of material that I had previously spent 15+ years in therapy trying to resolve.
Another piece of JAMP© is affirmations. After the initial part of a session, roughly 30 minutes, of me free associating, there is a period of affirmations, the therapist speaking the affirmation and myself repeating it. The sessions end with meditation while watching and listening to the bi-lateral stimulation and following the accompanying light bar. For myself, I began with what I perceived to be the most recent major
trauma I had suffered, although it actually took me two or three sessions to identify the event as the trauma and realize what a huge impact it had had upon me. It had changed me significantly in many ways. After about four JAMP© sessions, I felt like my old self, but much better than my old self. I then began working on older material. We also worked on physical problems I had been having, most of which began after the most recent major traumatic event.
About 6-8 weeks into the treatment my analyst asked me to begin recording my dreams and sharing them with him, as material for our sessions. With his assistance, I can see clearly the progression of healing in my psyche from the content of my dreams. It is fascinating to me, from a clinical perspective, how JAMP© has created an accelerated healing process within myself, which is clearly reflected in my dreams. As I am feeling and functioning better and better, the JAMP© sessions are evolving, usually including some dream work as well as talking, affirmations, and meditation. I feel I have had better results with JAMP© in the past 18 weeks than I have in all the previous therapies in which I have engaged, including 15 years of psychotherapy.
JAMP© Transformational Coaches
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JAMP© Transformational Coach
Karen is a naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University. Before seeking a career in natural medicine, Karen served 14 years in the United States Coast Guard (USCG) including earning her BS in Electrical Engineering at the USCG Academy. Also while serving as an officer, she earned her MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. She completed her military career as a Certified Public Accountant and Budget Officer for USCG operations in the Pacific Northwest. Passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health, Karen also worked as a Crossfit Level 1 trainer and nutrition counselor for her neighborhood gym. She has competed in local weightlifting events, practices yoga, and is a strong believer in the power of meditation. To recharge Karen loves traveling to tropical destinations to soak up the sun and scuba dive. During shorter breaks, you can find her day hiking, cooking delicious meals, and playing with three rambunctious cats.
JAMP© Transformational Coach
Emily is currently a graduate student in Washington state at Bastyr University studying Naturopathic medicine, Acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Prior to graduate school, Emily graduated from Northern Arizona University with a dual degree in Biology and Modern Languages with an emphasis in German. During her time in Germany while finishing her degree, she immersed herself in the culture. She dabbled in teaching English at elementary level. She worked in the cellular molecular biology department at Max Planck Institute with phototherapy and oncogenes (cancerous DNA) while taking classes at TU Dortmund. In her free time, she visited other countries, during which she found an Inn that was set up as a hospital that sparked an unexpected curiosity. She was drawn to this unfamiliar system; a medicine that was integrative, individualistic, and included all levels (mental, physical and energetic) of the self, and wanted to explore it more. Implementing that into her goals as a physician, she now finds her interests lie in chronic diseases, pain management and mind-body medicine. Other things that inhabit Emily’s time include reading science fiction, planning trips to new places, attempting to grow a green thumb for her tiny medicinal garden, and spending time with family.
Virginia, better known as “Gigi” is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist and Registered Yoga Teacher. Gigi graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition and completed her dietetic internship at Bastyr University. Gigi has also undergone numerous yoga and meditation trainings and have been teaching these ancient healing modalities in the community since 2013. Gigi specializes in disordered eating, eating disorders, and food behavior; and has been working at Center for Discovery since 2018 where she supports people in healing their relationship with food and body by providing trauma-informed nutrition counseling, medical nutrition therapy, and guiding mindful movement groups. Gigi is currently completing a master’s degree in counseling psychology at Bastyr University. Her clinical training has an emphasis on the biopsychosocial-spiritual model and mind-body-spirit approach to healing. Gigi has focused her studies and research on trauma, post-traumatic stress reactions, and investigated extensively on somatic psychotherapies. Her intention is to further integrate nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, and psychology in ways that are supportive and conducive to holistic health.
Gigi has been trained in Jungian Advanced Motor Processing and Jungian psychology under the guidance of Dr. Lahab Al-Samarrai. Gigi is a huge advocate of JAMP© as a therapeutic modality mainly because of the amazing effects she has experienced on her own life. “JAMP© is a revolutionary technique that is highly effective in helping one process and reintegrate traumatic experiences, become embodied, and connect to our true Self. Personally, JAMP© has helped me increase my self-awareness and confidence, reduce chronic pain, be more present, and feel more alive.”
Virginia Alcalde, RDN, CD, E-RYT
JAMP© Transformational Coach
Bilingual: English/ Spanish
Timothy Clayton is entering his fourth year at Bastyr University as a dual-track student studying naturopathic medicine as well as Chinese herbs and acupuncture. His primary clinical interests include meditation, mindfulness, counseling, and establishing solid foundations for health. Prior to naturopathic medical school, Tim worked as a copywriter at a social media advertising agency in New York City. Although creative writing was his first love, Tim always knew he would end up in a helping profession. After discovering naturopathic medicine in 2014, Tim knew he had found his profession. Tim hails primarily from the New York/New Jersey area, but has also lived in New Orleans and Los Angeles. In his spare time he enjoys socializing, playing video games, and attending concerts.