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Get through transference sooner
with less pain and more control
using Therapy Bootcamp

An inspiring online program with multiple training videos,
downloadable PDF's, specialized podcasts and extensive written content.

Read on . . .

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Dr. Susan LaCombe 20-Year Veteran Psychologist / Psychotherapist

With Therapy Bootcamp - using insights from neuroscience and clinical practice - you’ll discover how to get through your transference sooner and get out of your therapy what you really went for - to feel better about yourself.

How? Neuroscience provides the theory

Through hundreds of scientific studies in neurodevelopment and neurobiology we've learned that the brain is shaped by infant and childhood experiences

Over the years, subtle (and sometimes, not-so subtle) interactions with your caregivers are collected to form a huge database of memories that shape how you come to know yourself.

early life shapes brain

Feelings are mostly experienced somatically (through your body) that you interpret emotionally. Just like when you were a baby.

Even if you can't recall these early memories, they determine how you feel towards yourself each and every day.

Note that if any critical experience is missed in your childhood, the brain attempts to 'fill in the gaps' through your transference.

Yes, transference is the brain's natural attempt to move towards wholeness and to "make up" whatever experience you missed growing up.

Clinical practice provides the tools

  • Neuroscience teaches us that the brain can use new experiences to re-wire itself. 
  • Clinical practice proved that with the right tools you can re-create powerful experiences which your brain can learn from. Thousands of clients of somatic, body-based therapists are doing just that.

And because these somatic tools directly access core feelings about yourself, gaps in your early development can be "isolated" and "completed". This means that you can move faster through your transference!

With Therapy Bootcamp, I'll share the tools I use everyday from my clinical practice – honed by years of professional training and working with clients. 

Among many skills, you'll learn how to . . .

  • Really get what your particular transference is all about. You'll know exactly the kinds of interactions with your therapist that will help you move through it. (These are probably already happening, but you're missing how to make the most of it.) 
  • Transform your transference with bite-size healing experiences (that you practice between sessions).
  • Re-imagine a positive outcome for your specific transference (part of the brain training)
  • Feel safe enough to say what’s on your mind (without self-editing). This is an important step to getting traction in your sessions. 
  • Avoid obsessing about your therapist. A step-by-step plan helps control the intensity of the feelings associated with transference.

 Imagine too, being really clear about the things that you’re doing now that are helping you move forward and those that are actually slowing you down - especially those actions that are blocking your movement through your transference.

A word of caution

I'm not going to sugarcoat this. Owing to the number of emails I receive on this subject (and at the risk of sounding a little self-serving)  -  I need to tell you this:

"Some therapies are ill-suited to dealing with transference."

I can hear you asking, “So where does that leave me?” 

It’s just the way it is. Look on the forums and you'll notice that some people never get through their transference. Their therapy is going nowhere, and this can go on for years.

It's a tragedy that doesn't have to happen.  I want you to avoid the fate of the hundreds of clients that will never see the end of it.

We now have the tools to make this a reality. 

I believe you can get out of your transference what is meant to happen. I'm committed to showing you how. (For an overview of my approach be sure to read my 3-Part article on dealing with transference.

“I had my session with my T. before she goes on vacation...So here I am the next day after my session and I feel mostly fine. No heartache or longing. Old me would still be in tears and not know why...This is HUGE progress for me.”


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Who's this for?

You want to transform your transference because you . . .

  • have strong feelings for your therapist and you don't know how to handle them...
  • are obsessed with your therapist; it's put therapy on hold...and it's interfering with your life...
  • are terrified that your therapist will leave you, even though there's no real reason to think so....
  • can't tell if your therapist's aloof and seemingly uncaring attitude is just for effect or whether it is in fact your problem...
  • are still dealing with a lingering transference from a former therapist.
  • haven't told your therapist how you feel and you're worried he or she may refer you to another therapist ...

You want more relief from therapy because you ...

  • are too scared to open up in front of your therapist; you feel guilty that you're just wasting her time...
  • worry that your feelings of wanting your therapist for your very own will get out of hand...
  • spend too much time in therapy talking about emotional wounds (and too little time on healing or resolving them)...
  • feel just as bad (or worse!) at the end your sessions as when you started (so you have to live with a lot of churned up emotions until the next appt)...
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Get Therapy Bootcamp and avoid wasting precious time. Become a savvy therapy ‘consumer’ who knows exactly what to do (and what NOT to do) to get the most value for your investment of time and money.

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How does it help?

Therapy Bootcamp reveals how the phenomenon of transference serves an actual purpose in your therapy. That in itself can be real eye opener! It means that now you get to go back and "complete" those crucial developmental experiences that were missed so long ago.

Bootcamp also helps you understand which interactions with your therapist fosters real growth (and how to use that knowledge in-between sessions).  

Finally, it teaches you how to re-direct a transference experience with your therapist into positive healing experiences.

Let me show you the simple steps that ease your way through transference with less pain and more control.”

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Bootcamp gives you powerful tools for dealing comfortably with transference . . . once and for all!

“Sometimes I’m so freaked out I can’t absorb what my therapist is saying during a session. The podcasts and cheatsheets help me absorb the therapy talk out of session and have given me tools to get myself grounded and feeling safer.”

Emma C.


What's DeCoding the Brain based on?

Based on on somatic psychology and of course, the latest insights from neuroscience. (See the thought field leaders and researchers mentioned below)

Controlling the mind the easier way...

When your mind isn't working optimally, the temptation is to fight thoughts with thoughts. I mean you're probably are a good problem solver. It's natural that "thinking" your way through to a solution has worked in the past, so why not now

Problem is, you just can't think your way out of a charged up state of mind. The way your mind and your body works, the odds are against it.

How does this work?

Well, the connecting pathways that carry information from the body to the brain far outnumber the pathways going the other way. What this means is that you have only a 15-20% chance of “thinking” your way out of a negative mindset.

Far more neuropathways going from your body to your mind...

...than neuropathways going from your mind to your body.

In other words, trying to “talk yourself” out of a mindset is tough when you have only 15-20% control.

So that scattered thinking, being easily distractible, having mush brain—not to mention the tightness in your chest, the knot in your tummy, or the tension in your neck . . . well it’s probably all going to stay until your body is ready to "let go".

But when you work the other way around you can rapidly change any mindset by working directly with the body. Your chances at making a fundamental change (or having a 'corrective experience') are much better when you’re working with more than 80% of the pathways associated with whatever mindset you’re working with.

What's the science behind DeCoding the Brain?

It's based on over three decades of brain research in the fields of neurobiology, developmental psychology, evolutionary biology, neurochemistry and trauma research, to name just a few.


1. Attachment theory (Bowlby & Ainsworth),

2. Polyvagal theory and the social engagement system (Porges),

3. 'Present moment' (Stern),

4. Personality development and brain plasticity (Grigsby),

5. Biology of emotion (Ledoux),

6. Affect and self-regulation theory (Schore).

Repetitions . . . changing you from the inside out!

When you work with the brain, other benefits follow.

Repeat the steps outlined in this Program and you'll find you're moving towards a higher version of yourself. You'll be more present to the abundance in your life. And that's always a good thing.

side view of brain with light emanating from it and a static wave below the shot to illustrate constant action

The brain works optimally using time tested principles. 

Now of course De-Coding the Brain won't magically rewire your brain overnight. It does take a commitment on your part.

Professional consultant Dr. Susan LaCombe

Author: 20-Year Veteran Psychologist and Coach Dr. Susan LaCombe

Please know that I've used the principles and exercises to get extraordinary results with my clients for many years, and I've put it all into a format that I guarantee will help you too.

It's been my experience, professionally and as a client, that this approach is the fastest way for making lasting changes by far.

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What's Included?

Become skilled with a time-tested technique for moving through the underlying source of your transference. A 'fill-in-the-gaps' type strategy that leaves you feeling whole. No longer struggle with depending on your therapist for inner substance. 

Transference Exercises: specific strategies for opening up more, ways to tell if your therapist is really there for you, and using techniques between sessions to calm down and feel less obsessed about your therapy. 

“I found your insight immensely helpful and it has enabled me to step back a little and reflect. I was amazed at how much you 'saw' in my short question!”


Not only that:

EVERYTHING from DeCoding the Brain 

A comprehensive program for reducing any emotional upset.  Matches neuroscience to specific strategies you can use for immediate relief. 

(It's dripped out over the first four months of your Program.)


Being able to absorb what you're learning—especially in regards to applying that knowledge—is usually made much easier when you interact with the material. For this reason, your Program includes several ways to track your progress and keep you inspired. Aside from the quizzes and interactive pages, these elements were created to keep you on track.

1. Gamified for Bonus Courses

The purpose of DeCoding the Brain is for you feel better NOW. Deepening your understanding of why you're feeling better is secondary to that first purpose

So while there's plenty of material available to you, the focus is not in getting through it all. Sometimes you'll just jump inside to find the right exercise to deal with a negative or nasty state. After all, feeling much better—even if you don't know why—is the ultimate goal.

However, for those left-brainers out there 🙂 once you do complete the coursework for any given month, we wanted to reward you. And just to make it fun, each time you get to pick from among several topic-specific Bonus Courses.

2. Challenges

Easy-to-do Challenges. The Challenges are friendly prompts to use your tools daily (and gain points for Bonuses). You'll find it handy to have all the exercises listed in one place as a reminder of what's available to you.

3. Tracker Tool

 When you're trying to establish new habits, it's motivating to see how much you've changed from where you started from. The Tracker Tool is something you'll look forward to doing each week—and it only takes a minute of your time. This feature keeps a record each time you record your current physiological state. 

Even using The Tracker Tool the one time, is an eye-opener. You'll be amazed to learn how many so called "symptoms" are merely variations of ONE problem. (Yes, you don't have a gazillion issues to deal with—working on your nervous system solves many issues—even things you thought you had to deal with for the rest of your life. NOT.

4. Online Workbook

As well, you also have an Online Workbook to record your roadblocks, successes and to note the events that you find challenging. This feature comes in handy as it's not always easy to keep track of events that might be triggering. You can use your workbook as a starting place from which to unpack a trigger (ie. getting at the true source of the trigger and the ideal healing scenario that helps you move beyond it).

5. Record Your Own Notes

 Finally, every page offers a place to record notes - with the click of a button. Here you can record insights and questions about your growth in relation to the topic you're reading. Many members use this feature to copy verbatim relevant passages. (Your notes are listed on one page in your Workbook.)

6. Asynchronous Coaching

NEW FEATURE. 1:1 Asynchronous CoachingSometimes, you have a burning question and can't wait to find the answer. That's when 1:1 coaching comes in handy. You can get your question answered personally. Receive a personalized video response from Dr. LaCombe to your video, audio or written question. You can continue to use this feature as long as you have sufficient bonus points. (Note that you have unlimited use of this feature if you are a coaching client of Dr. LaCombe's)

 By the way, you can choose how much Dr. LaCombe will be involved in your journey. The technical platform is organized so Dr. LaCombe can visually see how you're doing. (This is particularly useful if you're a client of Dr. LaCombe's)  


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  • Two one-hour long coaching calls with Dr. LaCombe
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Your program is like therapy for me

Hi Suzanne, I’ve really enjoyed this first week. Being your client for some years now, I find this course a practical way to spend more time “in therapy” on-line as I live on an island and can’t always get in for sessions. The Brain Coaching Program [DeCoding the Brain] is so worthwhile and you have done a marvelous job of putting this together to give an understandable process to help us heal from life. Your videos bring you right in front of me as if we were in session. Thank you.

Elspeth , Member

Used it for countless other situations

Roughly 2 years ago . . . I decided to do the Brain Coaching Program [Currently called DeCoding the Brain]. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done, and I do mean that. Apart from it being so interesting it proved so effective and helped me in many areas. The wonderful thing was I could apply techniques and strategies taught to countless situations in my life.

Now, having been away from the program for a while, I’ve decided to return and do a complete refresher course!

Thanks again.

Sandra . . . Member (Unsolicited Feedback)

Gives me "brain space" to enjoy my life

"The BCP [DeCoding the Brain] has pointed me in the right direction... These steps have freed up more time and also more "brain" space for me to enjoy my life NOW. Thank you for the BCP and for detailing the underlying mechanisms and processes in the body and brain!"

Noélie B. , Member / Unsolicited feedback

I know how to get out of crisis / freeze modes

"... The BCP is making a big difference in my life. Of great importance to me is how it has made me aware of, and start to understand Activation. Being aware of it. I know what to do and how to help myself, whether it be in Crisis or Freeze Modes."

Hannah Bennet , Charter Member

Frequently Asked Questions

What's a "subscription"?

As long as you remain a paid-up member you have access to all content (videos, slideshows, podcasts, PDF's) including Comments and Questions. Cancel your subscription and you lose access to all these resources.

The core neuroscience ideas are dripped over 4 months. For some folks that will be sufficient. However, applying these concepts is a bit of an art since our emotional lives are fairly complex.

So subsequent to that period and in the months following, this information is used to elucidate specific transference issues raised by member's questions/comments. You will also continue to receive new information such as tips on getting through other issues (eg. motivational interviews, videos and written content (to deepen your knowledge and to keep you motivated).

Can I leave comments or questions?

You'll find that many questions have already been answered. Below many of the videos and written content you'll find member queries and my replies. There are also numerous resources linked to much of the content.

That said, while you cannot leave questions on every topic, there are two specific areas to leave questions/comments on using the techniques. Please know that the questions and my replies become accessible to all members (so in a sense your question helps others 🙂

Have a more personal question?

Anytime you complete a Level training, you're offered the chance to leave a personal question (through the Bonus system) and receive a video reply from Dr. LaCombe. This material is NOT available to other members so you're welcome to share details that you might not feel comfortable in sharing with the group. (At any time and for a fee you can also book to speak directly with Dr. LaCombe. Note: members receive 10% off.)

If the program doesn't suit me can I ask for a refund?

YES, you can ask for a refund anytime up to 30 days from the date your make your purchase. The refund will be based on your usage to date and up to the end of month depending when you started. There are only partial refunds once you begin the Program (ie. once you login and start using the Program). This is because I provide a personalized service.

Please know if you do request a refund, I may also ask for your feedback to help us make the program meaningful and effective. This may include asking how the product differed from what you thought it was. (Our goal is to make this page super clear on Program details so you know exactly what you're getting.)

Just remember that not only are these ideas transformative, they work for everyone (After all every human being has a nervous system). However, the format in which you learn these ideas may not suit you.

Once you're a member you can use the Cancel button in your Profile to stop your membership. There's no obligation to continue especially if you feel it isn't working for you or you already got from it what you wanted.

I sometimes get worked up or anxious. Will this program help me with that?

You betcha! I guarantee you’ll find these tools indispensable. Why? Because they work! Most of them are easy to do - the trick is to do them consistently. That’s why I give you lots of examples and motivational tips along the way.

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