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)
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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.

The Power of IFS A Webinar for Therapists and Coaches – 9/12/2016

In this free webinar I will discuss the power and effectiveness of IFS for therapists, coaches, and other helping professionals. I will cover the following topics:

  • The power of working with parts
  • How therapeutic change happens in IFS
  • How the client’s true self is the agent of healing
  • Working with trauma and avoiding retraumatization
  • The value of respecting defenses
  • How IFS helps therapists to be stress-free and at ease in sessions
  • How IFS is a relational therapy, but not in the usual way
  • How IFS changes faulty beliefs, in a powerful way
  • How IFS works with the body
  • Catharsis/emotional release—when it is useful and when it isn’t
  • How IFS is user-friendly for clients
  • How IFS is spiritually oriented

Mon. Sept. 12
4:30-6 pm pacific time (7:30-9 pm eastern)
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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