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IFS Self-Leadership I

Healing is a word derived from the German hailjan, meaning “to make whole.” To truly heal isn’t easy, since it involves reconnecting with polarized and often volatile subpersonalities, or parts within ourselves, including protectors, managers, and exiles. The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model helps clients access an undamaged inner essence called the Self, and from this Self they learn to lovingly relate to and transform their most troubling parts. In this recording, you’ll discover how to help clients transform their fragmented experience of Self. Explore how to: 

  • Apply strategies used in IFS to contact the core Self 
  • Shift the role of therapist from the primary attachment figure to a container who opens the way for the client’s Self to emerge 
  • Use methods for transparently handling situations in which you get emotionally triggered by your client 
  • Get clients’ polarized, deeply conflicted, parts to negotiate with each other 
Copyright : 18/03/2021

IFS for Cultural and Racial Healing

Despite an increased willingness in our profession to discuss issues of diversity, including race, sexuality, gender, class, etc., we still have a long way to go in addressing the traumatic effects of systemic oppression. As therapists, we can acknowledge and try to remediate these negative effects by providing culturally sensitive care for people who often feel unseen or misunderstood. Using the framework of Internal Family Systems (IFS), this recording offers practical skills to help heal the traumatic wounds of oppression. You’ll discover how to: 

  • Use the Intercultural Development Continuum with clients to explore how cultural perspectives impact communication and conflict style 
  • Apply the IFS model to help heal trauma, and acknowledge and own the parts of ourselves that become reactive when discussing issues of diversity 
  • Increase your ability to avoid microaggressions and help clients explore emotional wounds with culturally sensitive techniques including, “The U-turn” and “Unblending”
Copyright : 02/02/2021

Transforming Parenting through IFS

For all its joys, parenting is often a roller coaster of challenges. Even when parents are at the top of their game, the most routine curveballs—quarrelling siblings, a child’s public meltdown, or a phone call from a teacher—can trigger unresolved shame, guilt, or anger. But the Internal Family Systems (IFS) approach can help parents more fully understand and heal the wounds their children will inevitably evoke in them, allowing them to better set healthy limits, while also creating a more nurturing family environment. You’ll discover how to help parents: 

  • Talk to children about difficult subjects by using “part of me language,” which cultivates honesty, clarity, and calm 
  • Explore their own reactive moments with compassion and respond to triggers with more empathy, using dialogues with inner parts 
  • Co-parent in a way that’s supportive, collaborative, and leads to a fuller expression of mature selfhood 
  • Recover from the inevitable moments when they “lose it” and take the necessary steps to repair with fuller awareness 
Copyright : 20/03/2021

IFS Insights into Addiction

By looking at addictive behaviours – from drugs and alcohol to sex, technology, and binge eating -- as means of self-protection and a way of staving off deep personal pain, the IFS model provides a model of treatment that avoids power struggles, and feelings of shame and judgment that can often accompany treatment for trauma and addictions.

Watch IFS developer, Richard Schwartz, demonstrate how IFS is used with addictive behaviours and see how the IFS model is a compassionate means to revisit trauma and initiate healing, and in turn, helps the individual to address the subsequent addictive behaviours often without the need for extended grounding techniques at the beginning of treatment.

Developed over the past four decades, the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model offers both a conceptual umbrella under which a variety of practices and different approaches can be grounded and guided and provides a set of original techniques for creating safety and fostering Self-to-Self connection in traumatized clients.

Copyright : 16/10/2020

The Human Mind and Healing

IFS not only offers innovative techniques for exploring and transforming the mind, it also represents a different, empowering paradigm for understanding human nature that has implications for and is being used in many areas of endeavour outside of psychotherapy.

Copyright : 03/12/2020

Stopping Dread and Anxiety

Teach clients to stop dreading and avoiding their anxiety! Learn from Richard Schwartz, PhD, the founder of this model that is being embraced worldwide as a cornerstone treatment for therapists. Dr. Schwartz will show you that your client's anxiety is to be comforted - not dreaded or avoided.
The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model offers a way to help clients separate from their anxious parts and then love and comfort them. In doing so, clients can also learn where those parts are stuck in the past and retrieve them from those scary times and unload the fear they carry. This is a scary present but it’s also an opportunity to help many clients do some deep healing.

Copyright : 04/06/2020

The Myth of the Unitary Self

There’s a growing convergence of opinion from a range of disciplines challenging the traditional idea of the unitary personality in favour of the view that each of us actually contains a multiplicity of selves.

In this session recording, two noted clinical practitioners will focus on how what’s often identified as pathology reflects childhood defensive adaptations of some of these selves.

Together, they’ll demonstrate how the perspective of inner multiplicity can be used to elicit therapeutic healing, self-awareness, and growth.

Copyright : 24/03/2019