Advanced Ongoing IFS Class

Last week I finished teaching an Inner Critic Course and an IFS Exiles Course. Quite a few of the people want to continue, so I have decided to offer an Advanced Ongoing IFS Class.

The Advanced Ongoing IFS Class will meet twice a month for two hours over the telephone. Each class will include some teaching from me, lots of sharing and discussion, demonstration IFS sessions, where I work with a volunteer from the class, and some experiential group exercises. You will pair up with each other between classes to practice doing IFS sessions with each other. This is a very important part of the class, and people tell me how much they get from working with each other.

The class will be similar to my 6-week classes, except that it will be ongoing and meet every other week. This means that once you join the class, you are responsible for attending each meeting (unless you are ill or on vacation) until you leave. This also means that we will have a chance to develop a really close knit, connected group, which will make it safe for people to be vulnerable with each other. I taught a class like this that ran for about five years and was very successful.

Each class will be recorded, so if you have to miss, you can listen to the recording.

There are many important IFS techniques and understandings that I can cover in the class. These include:

  • Resolving polarization
  • Managers and firefighters
  • Working with anger and disowned anger
  • Negotiating for Self-leadership
  • Working with legacy burdens
  • Working with and transforming Inner Critic parts
  • Disowned parts
  • Protector subparts of exiles
  • Somatic IFS
  • Critters (entities)
  • Guides
  • Internal patterns that come up in doing IFS work

In addition, the class will cover how to work with specific psychological topics, such as the following:

  • Transform psychological issues, such as procrastination, depression, shyness, anxiety, eating issues, addictions, perfectionism, etc.
  • Working through interpersonal patterns such as people-pleasing, passive-aggressive, victim, controlling, rebel, judgmental, etc.
  • Healing emotional wounds from childhood such as shame, abandonment, being judged, guilt, feeling unlovable, feeling worthless, etc.
  • Developing healthy capacities such as love, personal power, self-confidence, life purpose, flow, creativity, peace, vitality, clarity/organization, contributing to social transformation, etc.

The specific topics will depend on your interests and desires.

When dealing with certain topics, such as procrastination or eating issues, it is very helpful to pair up with someone from the class to not only do IFS sessions but also to support each other in making changes in your behavior. This will be an important part of the class.

There will be two different classes, both on Wednesdays.

Class 1: First and third Wednesdays of each month

Class 2: Second and fourth Wednesdays of each month

Both Classes:
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm pacific time (7:30-9:30 eastern)
Cost: $50/session, which is $100/month

The prerequisite for the class is my Basic IFS Course or equivalent. If you want to join but haven’t yet taken the Basic Course, there is a recorded version available in our online store at Once you take this course, you can join the Advanced Class. Make sure that you do the experiential homework for the course (preferably with a partner).

Click here to enroll. Go right to step 3 where you can pay by check, PayPal, or credit card.