Aug 7th, Online: 2-5 EST, 11-2 PST

IFS Masterclass with Derek Scott: Lose, Grieve… Open

As IFS therapists we need to respond to our clients as they adjust to a world significantly different from the one with which they were familiar. Present circumstances have shattered our assumptions about the world and the process of reconciling today’s world with the one we once knew is called grief. As human beings we are all in this position and this workshop is designed to offer you the opportunity to know how your own system processes the inevitability of attachment and loss.

Through didactic teaching and experiential exercises you will be invited to become familiar with your “loss managers” as part of the “grief cluster”, and how those parts oscillate with the “restoration manager” to help adjust to the new normal. Whether processing one loss or the context of a world of shattered assumptions, the internal process will activate the same parts.

We will focus on how Self can facilitate this process by attending to the parts helping us move through these life transitions; and how Self is present to support the broader human experience of responding to loss: whether it be person, place, assumptions, identity. Finally we will look at how Self can help us stay vital as we age and our parts respond to the experienced losses that accompany it.

When we know how to acknowledge loss and attend to our grieving parts we can open to the new. We are also then well-positioned to facilitate this process in our clients.

Please register by clicking the PayPal button below – you will then be sent the Zoom link for the workshop. Please allow up to 24 hours to receive the link and check spam if not received by then. Contact Derek if not received.

This Workshop will be Recorded and the recording available for 1 week, only for those unable to attend in person. 3 IFS CEs are available.

Cost: $75 , $40 for Students, $20 for the unemployed/working poor + Paypal fee (4%)


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Payment is non-refundable, your PayPal notification is your receipt.

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Aug 29 & 30, Online. 10- 5 EDT

Stepping into the “New Normal” A Weekend

“Surreal”, “Dystopian”, “Living in Science Fiction”. As we grapple with living in a covid-informed world how can we begin to process what has happened, is happening and what we anticipate? What will help us so that we can help our families and clients? This weekend we will meet from 10-5 each day (with lots of screen breaks) to explore how an IFS understanding of attachment, loss and grief, including our grief legacy and loss histories inform our ability to hold our Self-leadership.

We will look at Janoff-Bulman’s understanding of shattered assumptions as well as the offerings of the terror management theorists to better understand our parts’ responses to the pandemic. Within the safety of the weekend container we will explore death anxiety and you will be invited to a shared release of the associated legacy burden.

The weekend will close with an enhanced understanding of the parts that help us navigate these times and a renewed sense of Self-led mastery taking us from “What’s Lost?” through “What’s Left?” to “What is Possible?”. Participants must have taken an IFSCA course or a level 1 training. Please Register Here (Click)

Cost is USD $550 for the weekend, space is limited. A discounted rate for my present and former students is available for USD $400. Canadian participants can pay via Interac, US/International via Paypal below (+ 4% PayPal fee). 12 IFS CEs are available.


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

Group 1 starts Tuesday Sept. 1st, 9-Noon EST (Now Full)

Group 2 starts Wednesday Sept. 2nd 6-9 pm EDT

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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September 8-11, Online, 10-5 EDT

4-Day IFS Intensive

Participants will:

  • Understand how multiplicity is the basis for the personality system
  • Be able to identify and work with the three main roles of parts in the system
  • Appreciate how Self is different from the parts in the system and how to discern Self energy
  • Gain clarity on how Self-led healing occurs and the role of the therapist in facilitating the work
  • Identify their own “therapy managers” and learn how to invite them to stand down to allow for more Self energy
  • Witness, participate in and ask questions about demonstrations
  • Participate in supervised practice groups (1:3 ratio)
  • Develop confidence in working with the model

To sign up please go to the doodle poll by clicking here

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Cost is USD $900, CDN $1,200. Canadians please e-transfer to email address at the above doodle poll. A non-refundable deposit of CDN $300 will secure your place.

US/International please use the PayPal button for deposit: $300 + 4% PayPal fee





Sept.18, Online: 2-5 EST, 11-2 PST

IFS Masterclass with Loch Kelly: Accessing and Living from Self

In this 3 hour experiential workshop, meditation teacher, author and psychotherapist, Loch Kelly, MDiv, LCSW will offer unique and effective ways to understand and experience Self in therapy and in the midst of your day. Loch has co-taught three 5 day retreats with Dick Schwartz on accessing Self. Self is the centerpiece of both IFS psychotherapy and most meditative awakening traditions. Loch will offer different ways that Self can be as clearly known as our parts.

Everyone has a Self and everyone is Self. Self is not created, developed or conditioned.. Self is the “I am” without, being defined as “I am this or I am that.” Self is equally available to everyone as who we essentially are. Self loves and can protect all exiles and all protectors. Self is also within all parts. Parts can learn to know Self and we can see and live from Self.

In this online workshop you will learn:

  • Why, if Self is essential to each of us, have so few discovered it
  • The traps of spiritual bypass, psychological underpass, intellectual overpass, and meditative rest stops.
  • Loch’s 11 i’s of Self Essence, to add to IFS’s 8 c’s of Self Energy and 5 p’s of Self Leadership
  • How to distinguish Self from Self-like parts, such as the mindful witness or a smart therapist part with small “c” compassion
  • How to distinguish forms of subtle body energy from Self- energy.
  • New ways to unblend from parts and know Self as clearly as you know parts.
  • There will be an extended Q&A session where Loch will be available to answer questions.
  • Participants will leave with new tools for understanding and accessing Self.

Recommended reading: The Way of Effortless Mindfulness

Read Loch’s Bio Here

Please register by clicking the PayPal button below – you will then be sent the Zoom link for the workshop. Please allow up to 24 hours after registration to receive the link and check spam if not received by then. Contact Derek if not received.

This Workshop will be Recorded and the recording available for 1 week, only for those unable to attend in person.

Cost: $85 + Paypal fee (4%) + HST (13%)


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Oct. 16, Online: 2-5 EST, 11-2 PST

IFS Masterclass with Ed Yeats, PhD

Shamanism and The IFS Therapist: Shamanic Healing, Guides and the IFS Protocol

If you do IFS therapy long enough, or you go deep in your own IFS therapy, you will likely encounter energies, problematic entities, Guides and past life parts, along with other experiences that challenge the prevailing cultural worldview. The IFS protocol provides us with an elegant “technology” for how to help. However, this aspect of what happens in IFS therapy is rarely discussed and only taught in the later phases of IFS training….so there is a natural curiosity, even thirst for an opportunity to learn.

Ed Yeats, who trained and practiced as a shamanic practitioner well before he encountered IFS will be a gentle guide into this magical territory. If your parts allow, on behalf of your clients and your own healing journey, this workshop offers the opportunity to be introduced to shamanism, the shamanic worldview and shamanic healing, as it has been practiced in indigenous cultures all over the world for over 40,000 years.

Through didactic presentation, direct experience, story and song, we will explore this territory in an atmosphere of warmth and respect. We will look into the parallels between IFS therapy and classical shamanic healing methods. With an eye toward application to clinical practice, you will be introduced to compassionate Spirits (aka Guides) in various ways, including examples, based in experience, of how they can be recognized and invited to help at specific points in the IFS protocol as well as between sessions. Ed has presented his one-day workshop numerous times at the annual IFS conference.

Click Here for Full Write-up and Ed’s Bio

Please register by clicking the PayPal button below – you will then be sent the Zoom link for the workshop. Please allow up to 24 hours after registration to receive the link and check spam if not received by then. Contact Derek if not received.

This Workshop will be Recorded and the recording available for 1 week. 3 IFS CEs are available.

Cost: $85 + Paypal fee (4%) + HST (13%)


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