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Internal Family Systems Therapy

What is Internal Family Systems Therapy?

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy.

 

IFS believes the mind is naturally multiple and that all parts of us have positive intentions. Our inner parts contain valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts deserve care and are welcome.​

The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of therapy offers a clear, non-pathologizing and empowering method of understanding human problems, as well as an innovative and enriching philosophy of practice that invites both therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur.

 

The ultimate goal of Internal Family Systems therapy is Self-Leadership – the idea that everyone has, at their core, a sense of Self-Energy containing desirable and trustworthy leadership qualities such as clarity, confidence, compassion, and courage. When we connect with our true, wise Self, we are no longer overwhelmed or governed by our injured, reactive parts; instead we feel and have access to our own innate wisdom. We shift from seeking validation from the external world (though that can always feel good!) to knowing our wholeness from deep inside.

When we are self-led, our parts may still show up, but they no longer overwhelm us. We have the clarity to deal with situations effectively. We feel calm and compassionate with ourselves and others. We are confident and courageous where we used to feel hurt or scared. Our creativity (humor, art, cooking) can flourish with more energy in our system. We learn to feel curious about our inner world (and others’ systems) rather than critical or judgmental. Above all – we are connected to our inner system, no longer at the mercy of our wounded parts and their extreme burdens, ideas, or behaviors. We trust ourselves and feel open to the world around us.

 

More information can be found here: https://www.selfleadership.org/about-internal-family-systems.html

 

What is Internal Family Systems Therapy?

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy.

 

IFS believes the mind is naturally multiple and that all parts of us have positive intentions. Our inner parts contain valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts deserve care and are welcome.​

The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of therapy offers a clear, non-pathologizing and empowering method of understanding human problems, as well as an innovative and enriching philosophy of practice that invites both therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur.

 

The ultimate goal of Internal Family Systems therapy is Self-Leadership – the idea that everyone has, at their core, a sense of Self-Energy containing desirable and trustworthy leadership qualities such as clarity, confidence, compassion, and courage. When we connect with our true, wise Self, we are no longer overwhelmed or governed by our injured, reactive parts; instead we feel and have access to our own innate wisdom. We shift from seeking validation from the external world (though that can always feel good!) to knowing our wholeness from deep inside.

When we are self-led, our parts may still show up, but they no longer overwhelm us. We have the clarity to deal with situations effectively. We feel calm and compassionate with ourselves and others. We are confident and courageous where we used to feel hurt or scared. Our creativity (humor, art, cooking) can flourish with more energy in our system. We learn to feel curious about our inner world (and others’ systems) rather than critical or judgmental. Above all – we are connected to our inner system, no longer at the mercy of our wounded parts and their extreme burdens, ideas, or behaviors. We trust ourselves and feel open to the world around us.

 

More information can be found here: IFS Institute

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For Therapists and Practitioners

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IFS PRACTICE GROUPS

Join Jessica Sorci, LMFT, PMH-C, as she leads these unique gatherings of IFS practitioners who wish to practice the fundamentals of Internal Family Systems in a respectful, welcoming, inclusive and nurturing environment. Learn to become a better "parts detector" in yourself and in your clients, and to apply powerful unblending techniques as you gain confidence in holding your own Self Energy - even with your most triggering clients! For those pursuing training through the IFS Institute, this is an excellent practice space to support your growth and learning and is suitable for all skill levels.

 

This practice group is for you if...

  • You find yourself triggered by your clients’ parts

  • You’re getting stuck or confused about the details and steps of using IFS

  • You’re unclear about how to apply or integrate IFS with your clients

  • You want to understand more deeply how parts and internal systems function

  • You’d like to connect meaningfully with IFS colleagues

  • You want to heal your own parts

 

 

DATES and TIMES: Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm (PST); Practice groups meet weekly for 4 consecutive weeks

March 2021 dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31 (please contact our team at hello@familytreewellness.org for future dates)

FEE: $200 USD for 4 weeks

Our Course Offering

IFS PARTY!

A BASIC TERMS & CONCEPTS WORKSHOP 

This 1 hour pre-recorded workshop will teach you some of the basic, core terminology and concepts of IFS. This is a great starter course to introduce you to the idea of multiplicity, parts, blending and unblending.

 

Therapists licensed in California can earn 1 CEU upon successful completion of quiz at conclusion of course.

Join Jessica Sorci, LMFT, PMH-C for this fun and informative peek into deeper healing.

COURSE FEE: $10 USD

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