Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy is one of the fastest-growing approaches to psychotherapy. It has developed over the past twenty years into a way of understanding and treating human problems that is empowering, effective, and non-pathologizing with an understanding that symptoms are actually the coping mechanism of Parts (sub-personalities/ego-states) trying to protect us from pain. IFS is a powerful model of therapy that enhances mindful awareness and self-compassion through getting to know our Parts in a methodical yet intimate way.
The IFS Model represents a synthesis of two already-existing paradigms: systems thinking and multiplicity of the mind. A key aspect of the IFS Model is the belief that, in addition to working with Parts, everyone has at their core a Self-Energy containing many crucial leadership qualities such as perspective, confidence, compassion, and acceptance.
In this inner system, some Parts take on protective roles in response to relational injury in order to protect a vulnerable or injured Part (Exiles). Protective pro-active Parts (Managers) focus on learning, functioning, and being prepared preventing Exiles from being triggered. Manager behaviours can include inner critics, controlling self/others/the environment, perfectionism, risk avoidance, caretaking, worrying, striving, pleasing, denial, displacement, projecting and intellectualising. The reactive protective Parts (Firefighters) get activated after an exile has been triggered. They try to distract the client from pain. Examples of Firefighter behaviour include dissociation, fantasising, somatising, anger/rage, addictions, eating disorders, panic, obsessions, compulsions, hoarding, NSSI and suicidality.
At the outset of therapy an IFS therapist hears the client’s presenting complaint as one Part speaking. The IFS therapist witnesses this Part acknowledging how it is trying to help the client and then seeks permission to hear from all Parts involved in the issue. The IFS therapist supports the client to unblend or differentiate from each Part and enter an internal dialogue. Clients learn to listen inside themselves with self-compassion and curiosity (Self), and, in the process release beliefs, emotions, sensations, patterns and urges that have constrained their lives. As Parts are witnessed, they become more flexible in how they respond to the world as well as with each other. The central healing relationship in IFS is between the Self of the client and his/her Parts.
The Benefits of IFS for therapists:
IFS advances treatment by:
Feedback for Leona’s and Jen’s recent training presentations:
“I have attended training with Leona on several occasions and have been truly impressed with the experiential way she designs, delivers and facilitates learning. She is clear, concise and loads of fun! All participants were fully engaged in a dynamic learning experience which I would highly recommend."
"Leona is an innovative and creative presenter who makes her material accessible to the novice mind. Her deep knowledge and love of IFS shines through and her generosity in sharing case studies and personal experiences makes the training come alive. I recommend this course to anyone interested in the workings of the human psyche.”
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9:00am - 12:30pm (includes 15 minute break at 10:30am)
12:30pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 4:30pm (includes 15 minute break at 2:45pm)
$29 to purchase and keep the recording of this event.
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Morning Session (includes a short break)
Afternoon Session (includes a short break)
This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.
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Free wireless internet is available and login details will be provided on the day.
This venue offers wheelchair access from the street level.
Conveniently located right by several bus routes and a 10 minute walk to Roma Street Station.
Early-bird parking close to the venue:
All day tea, coffee and water are provided.
The venue is surrounded by cafes and restaurants should you choose to eat out.
You are welcome to bring your own food into the venue and eat in the outdoor courtyard which is just located at the entrance of the building, or on the gorgeous pool deck area or in the conference room, Alternatively teh venue is only a short walk away from the peaceful Roma Street Parklands.
The seminar venue is the Johnson Brisbane Art Series Hotel which offers a discount on accommodation for the PDP community. Please quote the code 'WORKPLAYSTAY' https://all.accor.com/hotel/B3V3/index.en.shtml?utm_campaign=seo+maps&utm_medium=seo+maps&utm_source=google+Maps
Othere nearby accommodations options nearby include:
The Metropolitan Spring Hill is a 4 minute walk from the venue https://www.google.com/search?q=the+metropolitan+spring+hill&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU923AU923&oq=The+Metropolitan+Spring+Hill&aqs=chrome.0.0i355j46i175i199j0j0i22i30j69i60l3.773j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Spring Hill Mews is a 5 minute walk from the venue.
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