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Critic Camp: An In-Depth Approach to Helping Harsh Protectors Transform

March 18 - March 20

- $675.00

Workshop Description:

Everyone seems to have some type of internal critic that has learned to protect us by being harsh in some way. They tend to want to make sure we are not too vulnerable, lazy, incompetent, or rejectable. These harsh tactics create considerable anxiety, shame, and/or rebellion in our system. Given that these Parts tend to be major players, they enforce driving our system with fear-based motivation, anxiety, or rigidity. They decrease our feelings of joy, spontaneity, aliveness, and overall they block our ability to know what we truly want in life. In addition, the presence of untransformed critics can impede our healing process and quest to be more Self-Led. 

These parts often do not just limit their activity to one’s internal system but can expand into our significant relationships with destructive consequences. These parts can injure people we care about and although their intention is to protect, their impact causes harm. Working with these Parts and often the more vulnerable Parts they protect can prepare one’s internal system for deeper healing and unburdening.

The learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Describe how Inner Critics develop
  • Identify key interventions for healing Inner Critics
  • Describe the nature of harsh Protectors
  • Identify how these Parts function in the system
  • Explore effective and efficient ways to engender cooperation and collaboration with Inner Critics
  • Work in-depth each day with the essential IFS skills needed to help Critics transform, specifically using Insight and Direct Access.
  • Work in consultation groups with a staff of seasoned IFS trained practitioners to identify one’s own areas of strength and growth edges related to Critics and harsh Protectors.

Workshop Details:

  • Participants should be IFSI Level One trained OR have completed the “Critics and Challenging Protectors” Dec. 8th, 2023 workshop to participate in this workshop
  • This workshop is offered privately with Chris and is not an IFSI Level II training.
  • Due to the experiential nature of this workshop, it will not be recorded. 
  • Cost: $675
  • Date: (3 days) – March 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2024
  • Time:
    • March 18th & 19th: 11:00am – 6:00pm EST each day (with one hour break each day)
    • March 20th: 11:00am – 4:00pm EST (with one hour break)
  • Sixteen  (16) CE credits available for this workshop (additional cost)
  • A zoom link and any supporting material will be sent closer to the workshop date.
  • Cancelation Policy: Note that if a refund is made, regardless of when it is made, there is a 3% processing fee deducted from the refund amount. Cancellations for a full refund (minus the processing fee) can be made up to seven days prior to the event. Cancellations made three to six days before the workshop will receive 50% refund (minus the processing fee). No refund within 48 hours of the event. Event registrations are nontransferrable. (ie. Registrations cannot be moved to another workshop if cancelled.)


March 18
March 20
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Chris Burris


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