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Sept. 10, Online: 2-5:30 EST, 11-2:30 PST

Kay Gardner: Legacy Burdens – Getting Down to the Roots of Things

Oct. 8th, Online: 2-5 EST, 11-2 PST

Francois Le Doze: Polyvagal IFS: Exploring the Relational Intelligence Model

Nov. 5th, Online: 2-5 EST, 11-2 PST

Loch Kelly: Resourcing from Source – Bringing more Self to your Life and Work

Dec. 3rd, Online: 2-5 EST, 11-2 PST

Lissa Rankin: IFS as Medical Treatment

Please click on the image to go to the Online Stepping Out IFS Course for Gay Men – Starting Sept. 7, 9-Noon Eastern

Stepping Stone Online IFS Course – 16 Weeks, 3 hours/week

September  Registration Now Open, Click Here

Please click on the image below for a brief video from participants

Learn the model as you experience Supervised Small Practice Groups and Consultation sessions. You will also be able to watch videos of annotated sessions and participate in a live demo. The course has a comprehensive manual and many hours of didactic teaching with Q&A.

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4-Day IFS Online Intensive: Developing Skills and Competencies

Sold Out for July

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July 13 – 16, 10-5 EDT

July and August: Drop-In 2 Hour Consult Groups

Are you getting stuck? Need a bit more theory? Having a hard time with a particular client? These groups are offered 1 day/week throughout July and August with Approved IFS consultant and founder of IFSCA Derek Scott.

2 IFS Ces available for each group.

Please CLICK HERE to register

Sept. 25 & 26: Weekend Workshop, 11-6 EST; 8-3 PST
The Invisible Trauma: Emotional Neglect
Colleen West

*This weekend will be recorded and available to view for 1 month

A person’s experience from conception to three years is ‘baked in’ to every cell. The earlier the wounding, the more profound is the effect on one’s life.

We know about the lasting effects of overtly abusive trusted adults. What is less well known are the effects of chronically misattuned parents, who are emotionally neglectful of their baby or young child–sometimes despite their best efforts.

With IFS we can reach into those cells (parts) and release the burdens that are lodged there, freeing young parts to be who they were meant to be all along.

Click Here to View Colleen’s Book

This didactic and experiential weekend class will show you how to work with this population—the client for whom ‘nothing happened’, but who are profoundly traumatized nonetheless.

With specific regard to Emotional Neglect participants will:

  1. Identify common presentations
  2. Learn to recognize common protectors and exiles
  3. Become familiar with the legacy burdens
  4. Recognize attachment patterns in the emotionally neglected client
  5. Practice mapping clusters of parts somatically
  6. Experience working with therapist’s common protectors to find Self, build rapport and regulate clients
  7. Learn how to use Bilateral Stimulation (BLS) with protectors

To see a brief video of what to expect from the weekend please click on the picture below

A Brief Video Describing the Weekend

Please CLICK HERE for Colleen’s Bio

Cost for the Weekend: USD $450.

*This workshop forms part of the Annual OAMHP Conference. Please click here to register

October 2nd, 9-4 Eastern

Covid through a Grief Lens: What’s Lost? What’s Left? What’s Possible?

Janov Bullman uses the term “Shattered Assumptions” when describing traumatic loss. We can see in our individual and community responses to the pandemic the aspects of our protective systems that have helped us to cope: “We’ll get back to normal soon”, “The vaccines will save us”, “There is no pandemic – it’s a lie”. These parts of us help to buffer the impact on our lives so that we can gradually absorb the meaning of the impact of the pandemic.

What is that meaning? it will differ for individuals. How can we begin to process and integrate the “New Normal”?

In this session participants will be introduced to the Internal Family systems (IFS) model and the understanding of how our inherent multiplicity informs our responses to the inevitability of attachment and loss. We will explore how early losses and our caregivers’ responses shape our internal capacity to journey through the oscillations of loss and restoration. Participants will be invited to explore how grief may be held in the body (somaticized) and how it may be witnessed and released.

Once freed up to have the conversation about what we have lost we can find our appreciation for what’s left and vision, individually and collectively, what’s possible.

Oct 9th, 11-6 EST; 8-11 PST

Internal Family Systems is rapidly becoming recognised as the most powerful and effective therapy of our time because it unfailingly delivers what clients are seeking: permanent changes in the personality system resulting in less extreme thoughts, feelings and behaviours and a greater sense of peace and contentment.

Gay men who train as mental health professionals usually do so in an environment dominated by heterosexuals that can at times feel unsafe, or less supportive than when we are with community.

Participant: “…the power of doing this work in amongst a cohort of gay men. It’s like I didn’t know what I was missing until I had the experience at the weekend”

This one-day introduction to the model is open to men who identify as gay and are therapists, counsellors, sacred intimates, coaches, psychologists, psychiatrists or other health professionals who work 1:1 with clients.

Click Here to see what gay men say about the day:

Learning Objectives

Through didactic teaching, demonstrations and experiential exercises you will:

  • be invited to recognise that there is nothing wrong with you… or me… or any of us
  • understand the basics of the IFS model including the 3 types of parts we typically encounter in session, and introduce the concept of Self energy
  • learn how to be a”parts detector”
  • have an understanding of working with Protectors, your own Therapist parts, and “unburdening” the “Exiles”
  • understand how the model may be applied to specific concerns and populations: gender identity, trauma, couples, addiction, control freaks, grief
  • witness a demonstration of the model
  • be able to ask as many questions as you need
  • recognise “Self” as the Inner Attachment figure
  • gain clarity on how to facilitate the client’s Self as the agent for healing internal distress