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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

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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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Fall 2021 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 with Approved IFS consultant and founder of IFSCA Derek Scott.

2 IFS CEs available for each group.

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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.

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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

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A Brief Video Describing the Weekend

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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.

The Farther Reaches of IFS

October 16 & 17, 2021: 10-5 EST

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Limited to 20 participants

  • How can you find more of your own Self energy?
  • What do you do when a client insists it is not a part talking to them?
  • What is the role of guides and how do we work with them?
  • How do we discern and clear legacy burdens that are intimately entwined with a part’s personal burden?

The goal of this weekend is to develop both the theoretical understanding and practical skills to be comfortable with what might be considered the farther reaches of IFS. All sessions will be recorded and available to you for 1 month.

I have been gifted with permission to use some of the recordings (where appropriate) from the teachers in the IFS Masterclass series: specifically Loch Kelly, Bob Falconer, Kay Gardner and Ed Yeats.

Due to the international nature of the participants we will meet from 10-5 EST, 7-2 PST and 3-10 pm GMT. An early rise for the US/Canadian West Coasters and a late night for the Brits and Europeans. Please plan your nutrition breaks accordingly

After completion of the weekend participants will be invited to join the IFSCA Directory of Therapists. I refer many people to the directory over the course of a week as my practice is closed – it is a good source for referrals.

Saturday 16th: Resourcing from Source; Unattached Burdens

We will meet and check-in briefly in the large group and more thoroughly in breakout pods. The pods are where you will get to share/debrief some of the experiential work.

For the first 3 hours (10-1 EST with a break) we will focus on the teachings of Loch Kelly. You will be invited to consider the source of Self energy and to distinguish between Self Essence, Self Energy and Self Leadership. Through a guided meditation with Loch you will be invited into an experience of Self that increases your access to Self energy and helps to distinguish and appreciate your Self-like managers.

For the “lunch” hour I will open breakout rooms and invite you to the group you first trained with should you wish to hang out and eat for a bit to catch up… or your system may need to take a complete break. The choice is yours

The second half (2-5 EST) of the day will focus on unattached burdens (formerly termed “critters”) and the work of Bob Falconer. You will learn how prevalent these understandings are for world majority peoples and how to discern these entities/energies and clear then from the client’s system

Sunday 17th: Shamanism, Guides and Legacy

After a brief check-in we will look at the teachings of Ed Yeats on Shamanism, its relevance to IFS work and the role of guides.

The second half of Sunday will explore the work of Kay Gardner on Legacy Burdens.

You will learn the discerning questions to help identify the legacy aspect of a burdens and how to clear it both from the client’s system and their lineage; transforming it into a legacy blessing. You will be invited to release a legacy burden of your own through a guided meditation with Kay.

We will then wrap up on the weekend and consider next steps.

This weekend course is available to students who have participated in the IFSCA programs or the Level 1 program with the IFS Institute.

16 Weeks Starting Thursday January 13, Noon – 3 EST

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