Webinar: Introduction to Advanced IFS Classes – 9/13/2016

This webinar is an introduction to the Advanced IFS Classes, where you can find out more about how the classes operate and what topics we will be covering.

In the Advanced Ongoing IFS Classes, you learn intermediate and advanced techniques and understandings that go beyond what I teach in the Basic and Exiles Courses. In addition, the whole group works together on important psychological issues such as procrastIn the Advanced Ongoing IFS Classes, you learn intermediate and advanced techniques and understandings that go beyond what I teach in the Basic and Exiles Courses.ination, the inner critic, depression, eating issues, and many more. Therapists also have a chance for advanced training and consultation on IFS.

Tuesday, Sept. 13
4:30-5:30 pm pacific time (7:30-8:30 pm eastern)
Click here to register for free

Format. The classes meet twice a month for two hours by video-conference. Each class includes teaching, lots of sharing and discussion, demonstration IFS sessions where I work with a volunteer from the class, and experiential group exercises. You 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. We develop a really close-knit, connected group (especially since we can see each other by video-conference), which makes it safe to be vulnerable with each other.

The texts for the class are my books, Self-Therapy, Vol. 2, and Self-Therapy, Vol 3.

Professionals. Therapists and coaches (and other helping professionals) are welcome in the classes and some classes are all professionals. For those classes, we will engage in activities aimed primarily at professionals. These classes are approved by the Center for Self-Leadership for IFS CE credit, but they are not a substitute for taking the IFS Level 1 professional training from the Center for Self-Leadership.

 Class Activities

  • Guided meditations
  • Sharing your issues and getting support from the group
  • Lecture and discussion
  • Demo sessions
  • Group and pair exercises in class
  • Pairing up for practice IFS sessions for homework
  • Supporting each other in making changes in your behavior (especially useful with topics such as procrastination or eating issues).
  • Practicing speaking for your parts as they arise in the group process.
  • Working through interpersonal issues that arise between group members

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

Click here for the schedule of classes, detailed information about the class topics and more.

Webinar January 11: – Introduction to Advanced IFS Classes

In the Advanced Ongoing IFS Classes you learn advanced techniques and understandings that go beyond what I teach in the Basic and Exiles Courses.

In addition, the whole group works together on important psychological issues such as procrastination, the inner critic, depression, eating issues, and many more. Therapists also have a chance for advanced training and consultation on IFS.

There are 4 classes.

Click here for detailed information about the Advanced IFS Classes, schedules, and how to join.

I am so grateful for this offering from Jay and the opportunity to deepen and expand my understanding of IFS (which I adore).  Jay has structured the class so thoughtfully, resulting in a wonderfully safe and respectful container for learning and processing.  In addition, he presents a deliciously comprehensive curriculum, and best of all, invaluable demonstrations each session.  This is pure gold.  On top of all of this, Jay has assembled a fantastic group of practitioners as participants, whom–thanks to Jay’s video-conferencing wizardry–I can see and interact with in a way that feels intimate and dynamic.
— Carolyn Hinman, JD, CCHT

Webinar: Introduction to Advanced IFS Classes
Jay Earley, PhD
Monday, Jan. 11
4:30-5:30 pm pacific time (7:30-8:30 pm eastern)
Click here to register for free

Register even if you can’t attend. You will receive a replay afterward.

New Course: The Therapist-Client Relationship in IFS

A Phone Course for Therapists and Coaches

The Therapist-Client Relationship in IFS course is approved for 12 IFS CE credits

We have had such a good time in the professional course on IFS that I taught this fall (Advanced Techniques for Healing Exiles) that many of the participants wanted me to teach another professional course so they could continue their learning and their connections with each other. And there will be room for new people.

This course won’t depend on the material from the other course. It is brand new.

This course will cover how to handle your relationship with your clients using IFS. Even though the primary relationship in IFS is that between the client’s Self and each part, the relationship between the therapist and the client (or the client’s parts) is an important support for the therapy, and for some clients, it is crucial to their IFS work and must be addressed explicitly.

In this course you will learn how to know when the therapist-client relationship is important for a certain client. You will learn about certain client patterns (types of parts) that affect therapeutic success and the therapeutic alliance. You will explore the types of transference and countertransference that can arise in IFS therapy. You will learn to recognize when your parts are triggered by a client and how to work with your parts using IFS to get back into Self.

In addition, we will explore how to work with clients (or parts) that have attachment issues and need reparenting from you. We will also see how to work with clients (or parts) that don’t trust you, rebel against you, or have other kinds of negative reactions to you.

The course will include consultation on clients, role playing how to work with difficult clients, and demo sessions with participants where you work on your parts that get triggered by clients. You will pair up with other class members for homework sessions.

Fridays 10am – 12 noon
Jan. 23, Feb. 6, 20, March 6, 20, April 3 (6 two-hour classes)
Cost: $250
To enroll click here


Self-Therapy Journey Launch

Self-TherapyJourneyLogoI am thrilled to announce that, after three years of work, Self-Therapy Journey launched on January 20, 2014. Self-Therapy Journey (STJ) is a powerful web application that allows you to explore and resolve psychological issues that are causing you difficulties. It is the first of its kind—a general purpose web application for psychological exploration and healing.

What can you do?

  • Resolve problems like procrastination or shyness
  • Transform behavior patterns, like dependency or people-pleasing
  • Navigate through your defenses
  • Heal your emotional wounds
  • Create a complete psychological profile for yourself

How does it work?

  • Do guided meditations for deep exploration
  • Generate a customized report for each pattern of yours
  • Create homework practices
  • Transform problems into healthy capacities
  • Track your progress

You can develop the healthy attitudes and behavior to live the life you have dreamed of.

All for a small fraction of what psychotherapy costs.

STJ is not intended to be a substitute for psychotherapy or counseling. You can think of it as a very sophisticated and interactive set of self-help books, plus guided meditations and customized reports. It is based on the Pattern System and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Though STJ can be used by the general public without guidance from a therapist, it is also a powerful adjunct to psychotherapy, especially IFS therapy.

You can try it out for free for two days. Go to www.selftherapyjourney.com.

Help Us Fix Problems

Despite having done extensive testing with STJ, this is our initial launch, so there are bound to be some problems that we didn’t catch. Please give us feedback on whatever bugs or other difficulties that you notice. Use the Feedback tab on the left edge of pages.

We are also interested in suggestions for how to improve STJ, or anything else you want to say. If you love STJ, we would appreciate your sending in a testimonial that we can put on the website.

What People are Saying

Self-Therapy Journey is brilliant. It’s been an absolutely great experience to use it. I have done IFS in a phone situation in the class with Jay, who is one of the best at it, and this online system comes darn close. It covers all the bases. Every time I had a thought like, “What about this?” there was something in the online system to handle it. It’s complete. It covers every nook and cranny of what will occur with the pattern, what it’s like to live inside it, and what it takes to live a different way. That part of it is brilliant.
— Athena Murphy

I think Self-Therapy Journey is immensely helpful. I have people who are waiting to hear the report on what I learned next! I’m looking forward to being able to use it with clients. The interconnectedness and the depth of the exploration is quite something! I’m impressed with the comprehensiveness of the system. You can go as deep as you’re willing or want to go. It’s perpetually useful.
— Elizabeth Moulton , Clinical Psychologist

The problems that I worked on using Self-Therapy Journey have been resolved. It’s a really nice way to work by yourself and get clear and connect the dots about something you want to change. It helped to bring my issue to the program and strategize about the behavior I wanted to be different. I find it hard to be in therapy or a group, so I liked the idea of doing it on my own in this format. I love the Pattern System. I can’t wait until the book on it comes out. The Pattern System has jump-started a lot of my clients in understanding their issues at the beginning of their work. People really do like maps of what is going on inside.
— Cathy Duke, Licensed Counselor

Click here to read more testimonials