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IFS – Internal Family Systems

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a sophisticated and transformative ‘parts-method’ therapy, developed by Dick Schwartz. This evidence-based model is sensitive, respectful and inclusive.

Helpful for anyone suffering from any symptoms of dis-ease such as chronic pain, relationship issues, disordered mood or behaviour, sleep disruption, anxiety, depression, shame and more.

IFS engages our Self-energy as a resource for our whole system and directs it inwards to where we need it most for healing, via mindful somatic awareness in a uniquely agenda-free, deeply respectful relational way. 

IFS doesn't label anyone as an 'angry, sad or depressed' person, just because parts feel that way... Now, I'm no longer afraid of my feelings. With IFS I've learned how to heal myself, giving my parts quality attention and freeing them from being stuck in extreme roles. It's so different and amazing!

What are the benefits of IFS?

IFS helps repair our relational wounds and reveal our true essence:

Awaken compassion, creativity, courage and connection.

Enhance authentic engagement in life.

Repattern neural networks.

Repair attachment (inner child) wounds.

Heal trauma & shame.

Promote wellness and self-awareness.

Deepen and connect to embodied wisdom & spirituality.

Promotes wellness and self-awareness.

ALL PART ARE WELCOME
ALL PARTS ARE IMPORTANT!

DICK SCHWARTZ

Safe & Trauma Sensitive

IFS practice offers the love and care of our Self energy as a resource to our whole system. Connection to this resource is transformational, especially for the ‘hurt & hurting’ parts that need it the most, as they can finally feel held, heard & safe.

With IFS we develop an ongoing relationship with our inner being parts, creating safety by connecting first to our protector parts and getting their permission to visit with our wounded inner children. This is core to the IFS’s trauma-sensitivity.

By working with instead of bypassing our protective mechanisms, IFS supports accessing our depths safely and with balance. 

Our capacity to lean in, witness and offer healing presence to our inner parts creates profound shifts in our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing. Helping us heal from personal and collective wounds and trauma.

Legacy & Cultural Burdens

IFS also helps release legacy and cultural burdens. These burdens are passed down through the generations and form the unconscious basis to many of our limiting beliefs and behaviors.

Patriarchy, sexism, racism, materialism, disconnection from the earth (and many more) are legacy burdens that many of us suffer from in the 21st century. Releasing ours parts from these burdens reveals a previously unknown level of clarity, connection and capacity.

Legacy Heirlooms

IFS supports us to recognise and celebrate our lineage, we call these ‘Legacy heirlooms’. These are the life-honouring gifts that are passed down through the generations, from the begining of time to us.

THERE IS NO GREATER AGONY THAN
BEARING AN UNTOLD STORY INSIDE YOU

MAYA ANGELOU