Internal Family 

Systems therapy

(IFS)

 

BODY CENTRED THERAPY

 

ME AND IFS THERAPY

Tibetan pulsing and IFS


THE CONFLICTED INNER WORLD:
finding clarity
IFS is a self-empowering therapy that helps balance the conflicted parts of our personality. These parts reside within each of us and we are mostly unaware of them and the role they play in our life. Certain events such as trauma force these parts into extreme and sometimes destructive roles. These parts remain frozen, stuck in these roles. Some of these parts may affect our body and create illness, others may wreck havoc on our emotional or mental state. IFS guides you to look inside yourself and gain clarity within. allows all parts to have a say, finally being heard and expressing their needs allows healing and resolution to occur. The destructive parts can find a more positive expression. 
It becomes hard to decide anything so conflicted are the various thoughts/emotions and innerh voices, it all becomes a big confusion and distentanglement and we dont know which part of ourself to listen to.
ALL PARTS ARE WELCOME

Discover your compassionate inner leader 

self..the wise seat of consciousness and source of inner leadership
Even during a crisis, when a person's emotions were running high, there would be a difference because of the presence of Self energy. Instead of being overwhelmed by and blending with their emotions, Self-led people are able to hold their center, knowing that it is just a part of them that was upset now and would eventually calm down. They became the "I" in the storm.
he Internal Family Systems (IFS) method is a way to understand your internal system and help it to transform and heal. IFS is based on the principle that there is an undamaged, resourceful self at the core of every person and that accessing and working with that self is a safe, effective way to heal other, hurt parts of the mind.
build a positive relationship with yourself
 recognising, accepting and working with all the various parts of myself, rather than ignoring, fighting or condemning them. 
“This approach has enabled me to begin to build a positive relationship with myself for the first time, as it has helped me to gain a much clearer understanding of how and why different parts of me have developed in response to various life situations and events.”
cultivate a healthy curiosity towards the parts of yourself you have been ignoring, fighting with or condeming. By hearing, validating the concerns of these hitherto ignored parts you develop compassion for yourself.

instead of seeing people as lacking resources we assume people are constrained from using their innate strengths by polarized relationships within and externally. IFS is designed to release those contraints and in so doing release our resources

help clients navigate safely and respectfully

At the heart of Internal Family Systems therapy is the belief that there is a calm, compassionate core ‘Self’ within each of us that cannot be damaged. 
We also have many ‘parts’ that help us through life and protect us. Sometimes these parts can become extreme because of our experiences in the world and it can then be harder to access the calm core Self. These parts can also make us behave in ways that cause conflict, distress or unhappiness in ourselves or those around us.
The IFS therapist’s job is to help the client disentangle themselves from their parts and access their core Self. The Self can then connect with each part and heal it. This allows the parts to let go of their extreme or destructive roles and enter into a harmonious collaboration led by the Self.
IFS therapy explicitly recognizes the spiritual nature of the Self, allowing the model to be helpful in spiritual development as well as psychological healing.
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Whether you're looking to help yourself through a rough patch, achieve a new sense of direction, understand a complex issue, or heal parts of yourself that call to you for attention, the IFS model can assist you in that work deeply empowering working process that allows you to identify and release constraints that inhibit your full growth and development. You will not only be able to do so and feel stronger but you will also start to learn how to do this for yourself in the future. This builds an unforgettable and vital skill that IFS calls Self leadership. Passing that skill on to others is one of the main goals of my practice.
psychotherapy model that explains and allows for all your behaviors, feelings and thoughts with curiosity and compassion and without judgement?

Befriending the body

‘Neuroscience research suggests that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going on inside ourselves.’ Van der Kolk
Tibetan pulsing is a process of self-embodiment which helps people to re-connect to their inner world. TPH heals the hidden parts of ourselves by bringing these parts to our conscious awareness and discharging the unresolved energy held in the body/mind system. Once these parts of ourself are accessed and the energetic charge released, the assciated emotions can at last be addressed and resolved. As long as they are hidden in dark corners negative thoughts/feelings appear but you have no idea where they came from, it becomes such an entanglement over the years.
Once the energy is discharged the parts of ourselves that hold fear, hurt, shame, self-loathing can be transformed into inner resources of strength, compassion, creativity and vitality. 
the associated unresolved emotions can at last be addressed

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

When our energy circuits get overcharged through the impact of overwhelming or negative stressful experiences a part of us gets stuck in the past unable to move on from that situation. The residual energy from the unresolved stress persists in the body, fuelling anxiety,  guilt, depression and false limiting ideas about our-self and others. 

Tibetan pulsing heals these stuck parts of ourselves by discharging the unresolved energy held within them. Once the energy is discharged, fear, hurt, shame, self-loathing can be transformed into inner resources of strength, compassion, creativity and wisdom. 

As a result it is possible to experience a more calm state of mind.

If we are suffering continuously from a negative belief it becomes like a "bad habit" to think in this way, we forget who we really are as we grow accustomed to our habitual patterns of guilt, anxiety, doubt and fear.

energy once held in the form of resentment and fear  transforms into an inner resource of compassion, creativity, wisdom

This unique approach combines hands-on bodywork treatment using Tibetan Pulsing techniques with the inner journeying of Internal Family Systems to bring about healing and understanding. IFS is an inquiry into the emotions, stories and wisdom held in the body.

This double approach works well when specific tensions and physical conditions are held in the body. This deep work brings about unwinding of tension so relaxation can ocur within the body and mind. This self-empowering creative application of IFS allows clients to speak to their bodies and listen to the wisdom held I various parts of the body that are sufffering and uncover the message they are carrying and the healing potential within.  

7 week course talking to the body with IFS and Tibetan pulsing

DON'T KILL THE MESSeNGER

holistic solution to improving your physical and mental health that leaves you feeling centered.

Befriending the body ~ Befriending your inner world

 

Tibetan Pulsing and IFS body talk: listening to the body inquiry two hours cost £95

Bring your intention to heal a specific part of yourself this can be  physical or emotional. We will focus on heaing this area through the mind and body.Restoring the balance between body and mind by working with your bodies own inner wisdom. Insights and self compassion, honouring your various ailments as important messengers, then finding a new way to receive .

Internal Family Systems therapy one and half hour £50 (also available via skype)

Body talk inquiry with IFS can be done via skype one hour £60

please read more about IFS here

learn to listen to the messages your body is giving. Our physical ailments are often a message that part of your psyche wants to communicate and is using the body as a means of getting your attention. If we can learn to listen, receive and honour the important information that your body is holding we can heal and receive wisdom from ourselves. 

learn to listen with compassion, gratitude for how the body wants to help you by creating these ailments, intention to protect you from hurt, rejection, people pleasing, inability to say no, communicate, help your body release any burdens and heal, give your body what it needs so it feels heard and understands it can communicate to you in a different way without creating physical problems, it has all the answers we just need to give it space to talk and learn to listen!

You may ask the client to scan body for
tension or holding and explore what that tension is saying. (“I don’t want to go into the pain.”) (manual)

body talk woman:

guide you through your self-exploration and we apply techniques from BodyTalk, Kinesiology or other tools in order to shift energy and operate the start of a change. We then integrate with a shamanic-style inner exploration of the subconscious in order to retrieve more information or plant seeds of change. (taken from evolutionary healing pendragon house)

from the polyvagal woman webinar:

The nervous syst is shaped thru our personal experience. The nervous system interprate external cues. Info comes from the body, upto your brain and then brain makes a story. We then live the story in our lives, the origin is in the nervous system. The nervous system acts like a personal surveillance system.

want to resolve/recuce cues of danger and resource cues of safety. balance the 

the autonomic nerv syst neuroception gets misattuned we find difficult to access calm, cant acurrately discern, retune it to present moment discernment.

navigating the nervous system

aim to regulate it, have a flexible response in nervous syst, rather than a rigid response

relaxed alertness v alarm, stuck in story don't see options, misread

REWIRING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

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from somatic ifs

touch is powerful vehicle for healing trauma and wounds. and form strong therapeutic bond with a part. attuned touch communicates self presence, facilating trust.

IFS 

I am also an IFS (internal family systems) trained practitioner and work with this understanding in my sessions. To read more about my sessions with IFS and combining IFS with Tibetan pulsing click here.  I have been IFS informed for many years through living with my partner Ian who has worked for many years with the understanding that the psyche consists of many identities within us.

Our energy circuits sometimes get overcharged through the impact of overwhelming, negative or stressful experiences. When this happens a part of us gets stuck in the past unable to move on from that situation. The residual energy from the unresolved stress persists in the body, fueling anxiety, depression and false limiting ideas about our-self and others.

 Tibetan pulsing heals the hidden parts of ourselves by bringing these parts to our conscious awareness and discharging the unresolved energy held in the body/mind system. 

Once the energy is discharged the parts of ourselves that hold fear, hurt, shame, self-loathing can be transformed into inner resources of strength, compassion, creativity and vitality. 

Restore the balance between body and mind by working with your own inner wisdom and

energy once held in the form of resentment and fear  transforms into an inner resource of compassion, creativity, wisdom

What is internal family systems therapy

'IFS is more than a therapeutic technique, it is a conceptual framework and practice for developing

love for ourselves and each other'

Richard Schwartz

to learn more about IFS

www.selfleadership. org/ IFSinstitute

articles

 

Internal family systems therapy withought bodywork.

If you prefer to have a session without any physical contact

stand alone IFS session cost £50 one and half hour

Combined session two hour £75