To witness IFS transform my client’s lives is inspirational, and to pass along the wisdom I’ve gained studying and practicing the model since 2007 is a great honor. I provide consultation for IFS certification to individuals and groups based on the consultation I’ve received from lead trainers in both IFS-I and IFIO. I encourage therapists and practitioners to videotape sessions and to review them in consultation. Videotape is invaluable to the process of learning what we do well and what the learning edges are for the therapist. Often, when we review videotape, the parts of the therapist manifest and provide trailheads for further learning.
In individual and group supervision, we review the model from a pedagogical perspective as we study the 6 F’s, the healing/shamanic part of the protocol—including witnessing, unburdening, and retrieval—how to work with polarizations, direct access, legacy burdens, unattached burdens, self like parts, the role of firefighter/distractor parts in the addictive process, and the mini-unblend—a brilliant, simple skill developed by Cece Sykes that helps the therapist and client pause and notice what’s going on, where they are internally and what might help. In all of our efforts to understand better these aspects of the model, we are always focused on the parts of the therapist.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is a habit.
From My Blog
IFS Shown to Reduce Pain and Depression, and Improve Physical Function for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
IFS Shown to Reduce Pain and Depression, and Improve Physical Function for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients OCTOBER 16, 2015 / RAY HOWARD Results of Randomized Controlled Study Published in the Journal of Rheumatology August 15, 2013 – The results from a randomized...