Basic IFS Course Starts September 22


What is IFSWhat is IFS?

Click here to watch an interview of Jay Earley about IFS by Tami Simon of Sounds True. Scroll down under What is IFS to see the video. Many people have told me how much this interview helped them to understand IFS.

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) is a powerful form of individual therapy developed by Richard Schwartz, PhD, which has been spreading rapidly around the U.S. and the world. It is user-friendly, spiritually-oriented, and very effective in working with a wide variety of psychological issues.

IFS sees the mind as made up of sub-personalities, called parts, which are related to each other in an inner system.  Parts often get into conflicts with each other and act in dysfunctional ways in an attempt to protect us from pain. All of this happens largely outside our awareness, and when we do see what is happening, we frequently try to banish the parts that are causing the difficulties. Yet this is hardly ever solves the problem. IFS, on the other hand, teaches us to relate to our parts with openness, curiosity, and compassion, not judgment, which allows each part to reveal its hidden agenda and the pain it defends against.  This paves the way for healing and transformation, which can be accomplished by following the procedure taught in this course.

This course teaches you how to access Self and work with protectors. You learn how to work on yourself using IFS and how to do peer IFS counseling with other people in the class. Therapists and coaches also take the class to learn about IFS. The course is experiential; it includes practicing IFS sessions for homework in pairs, group exercises, and demonstration IFS sessions with volunteers from the class.

The course will be taught by videoconference, so we can see each other, which enhances the group connection, making it safe for you to be open and vulnerable in class. Click here for more information about the course.

Tuesdays, 9/22/15–10/29/15
4:30 pm pacific time (7:30 eastern time)
Cost: $300
Click here to register

What people are saying

I have taken tons of teleclasses and Jay’s was organized really well. Some classes are healing, but you don’t take it with you. Jay’s had both deep transformation and learning that made it easy to keep going afterward. It was an excellent course, I really loved it.
Linda McLyman, M.S., leadership consultant, Syracuse, NY

Witnessed IFS Sessions

What is a Witnessed IFS Session?Witnessed IFS Sessions

Bonnie Weiss, LCSW & Everett Considine, IFSCP, will be hosting Witnessed IFS Sessions.

Each session involves one person being facilitated through an IFS session, with the rest of the group witnessing, lending your compassionate presence, and giving feedback afterward. We also discuss the IFS process both during and after the session.

Witnessing an IFS session can be very powerful for both the people witnessing and the person who is doing the session. If you want a chance to have a free IFS session or just want to witness, please join us!

Many times the “parts” that the person is working with will resonate with you as you are witnessing. This leads to deep levels of healing for everyone in the group. Also the high level of Self (healing) energy in the group is palpable.

Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30 pm pacific (8:00 – 9:30 pm eastern)

9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22/15: Bonnie leads

9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29/15: Everett leads

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If you want to volunteer for a session, email
Everett at
or Bonnie at