Introduction to Creating Healing Circles

Workshop Description:

This three-hour workshop is designed to introduce participants to using the IFS Model in a group format. Using Chris’s book, Creating Healing Circles: Using Internal Family Systems Model in Facilitating Groups as a guide, the workshop offers an introduction to the outline, structure, and components of IFS groups.

The IFS model is a valuable tool in conducting group therapy because it allows for a live interplay of Parts being actively engaged in ways that are not always possible in individual therapy.  Groups provide real-time access to Parts that can otherwise stay hidden due to well-entrenched Protector routines. Using IFS in groups provides a rich potential for growth in one’s internal world and opportunities for corrective relational experiences. 

In this three-hour workshop participants will:

  • Discuss various formats and/or themes for IFS groups
  • Develop a greater understand on group dynamics
  • Be introduced to key group facilitator skills
  • Discover the effectiveness of working with intentions

Workshop Details:

  • Participants should be IFS Level One trained to participate in this workshop
  • Cost: $80
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm EST
  • Date: July 11th, 2022
  • Four (4) CEs toward IFS certification (not toward licensure) available for this workshop (additional cost)
  • Once registered, additional information will be sent via email
  • Refund Policy: Cancellation and 100% refund is available up to seven days prior to the event. After seven days, there is a 50% refund. No refund within 24 hours of the event. Event registrations are nontransferrable. (ie. Registrations cannot be moved to another workshop if cancelled.)

IFS and Emotional Regulation

Workshop Description: (This workshop is open to all IFS Informed as well as IFS Level One trained participants.)

As human beings, emotion plays a major role in navigating our decisions, our relationships, and our overall wellbeing. Research shows that our language, recognition, and regulation of our emotions goes largely undeveloped during our lifetime. While the IFS Model helps in the identification and recognition of our internal family of Parts, there remains a need for further exploration and understanding of the role that emotions, needs, and somatic language plays in the inquiry process of the IFS Model.

In this four-hour workshop, we will explore the importance of language as it applies to emotions and needs and will incorporate a process of exploration into those various experiences in order to enhance greater emotional regulation, recognition, and communication – both internally and interpersonally.

The learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Identifying the difference between emotions and moods
  • Connection somatic language to emotional experiences
  • Increasing ability to listen to and befriend emotions
  • Unblending from critical and thinking Parts in relation to being with emotions
  • Experientially exploring our own emotional landscape using the IFS “flesh it out” process

Workshop Details:

  • Open to all IFS Informed as well as IFS Level One trained participants
  • A basic understanding of the IFS model is required for this workshop.
  • Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm EST
  • Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 2022
  • No CEUs offered for this introductory workshop
  • Once registered, additional information will be sent via email
  • Refund Policy: Cancellation and 100% refund is available up to seven days prior to the event. After seven days, there is a 50% refund. No refund within 24 hours of the event. Event registrations are nontransferrable. (ie. Registrations cannot be moved to another workshop if cancelled.)

Critic Camp

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 three key interventions for healing Inner Critics
  • Describe the nature of harsh Protectors
  • Identify how these Parts function in the system
  • Develop two essential IFS skills, Insight and Direct access, to work with Inner Critics
  • List two effective and efficient ways to engender cooperation and collaboration with Inner Critics
  • Demonstrate two ineffective ways to respond to Inner Critics
  • Apply skills with experienced with seasoned IFS Therapists and practitioners to identify one’s areas of strength and needed development

Workshop Details:

  • Participants should be IFS Level One trained to participate in this workshop
  • Date: (3 days) – August 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2022
  • Time:
    • Aug. 28th = 10:00am – 3:00pm EST
    • Aug 29th & 30th = 10:00am – 5:00pm EST
  • CEs available for this workshop (additional cost)
  • Once registered, additional information will be sent via email
  • Refund Policy: Cancellation and 100% refund is available up to seven days prior to the event. After seven days, there is a 50% refund. No refund within 24 hours of the event. Event registrations are nontransferrable. (ie. Registrations cannot be moved to another workshop if cancelled.)

This training is FULL: Creating Healing Circles: Using the IFS Model in Group Therapy (In Person Training – Invitation Only)

Five-Day Training Description:

This five-day, in-person training in Asheville, NC is an in-depth training on how to use the IFS model in a group therapy format. The training is based on Chris’s book, Creating Healing Circles: Using the Internal Family Systems Model in Facilitating Groups and is designed to teach participants skills and techniques in using IFS in a group setting. The training will form a working group of 12 participants who will do in-depth internal work as well as practice implementing the facilitator skills outlined in the book. Participants will get immediate feedback from Chris while practicing facilitating in-depth IFS groups. This training is designed for IFS Level One trained practitioners who are committed to providing IFS healing circles.

Learning Outcomes for the Creating Healing Circles In-person Training: 

  • Discuss various formats and/or themes for IFS groups
  • Develop a greater understand of group dynamics and the stages of group development
  • Learn the key group facilitator skills for using IFS in a group format
  • Discover the effectiveness of working with intentions
  • Practice leading experiential exercises in a group format
  • Explore the Self of the Facilitator and Parts that arise in live, group dynamics

Details:

  • Must be IFS Level One trained practitioners with a commitment to providing IFS in a group setting.
  • Location: Asheville, NC
  • Date: Saturday, September 10th to Wednesday, September 14th
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm EST
  • Thirty (30) CE credits available for this training (additional cost)
  • Once registered, additional information regarding travel and lodging suggestions and itinerary.

IFS and Emotional Regulation

Workshop Description: (This workshop is open to both IFS Informed as well as IFS Level One trained participants.)

As human beings, emotion plays a major role in navigating our decisions, our relationships, and our overall wellbeing. Research shows that our language, recognition, and regulation of our emotions goes largely undeveloped during our lifetime. While the IFS Model helps in the identification and recognition of our internal family of Parts, there remains a need for further exploration and understanding of the role that emotions, needs, and somatic language plays in the inquiry process of the IFS Model.

In this four-hour workshop, we will explore the importance of language as it applies to emotions and needs and will incorporate a process of exploration into those various experiences in order to enhance greater emotional regulation, recognition, and communication – both internally and interpersonally.

The learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Identifying the difference between emotions and moods
  • Connection somatic language to emotional experiences
  • Increasing ability to listen to and befriend emotions
  • Unblending from critical and thinking Parts in relation to being with emotions
  • Experientially exploring our own emotional landscape using the IFS “flesh it out” process

Workshop Details:

  • Open to IFS Informed as well as IFS Level One trained participants
  • A basic understanding of the IFS model is required for this workshop.
  • Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm EST
  • Date: September 30, 2022
  • No CEs offered for this introductory workshop
  • Once registered, additional information will be sent via email
  • Refund Policy: Cancellation and 100% refund is available up to seven days prior to the event. After seven days, there is a 50% refund. No refund within 24 hours of the event. Event registrations are nontransferrable. (ie. Registrations cannot be moved to another workshop if cancelled.)

Introduction to Creating Healing Circles

Workshop Description:

This three-hour workshop is designed to introduce participants to using the IFS Model in a group format. Using Chris’s book, Creating Healing Circles: Using Internal Family Systems Model in Facilitating Groups as a guide, the workshop offers an introduction to the outline, structure, and components of IFS groups.

The IFS model is a valuable tool in conducting group therapy because it allows for a live interplay of Parts being actively engaged in ways that are not always possible in individual therapy.  Groups provide real-time access to Parts that can otherwise stay hidden due to well-entrenched Protector routines. Using IFS in groups provides a rich potential for growth in one’s internal world and opportunities for corrective relational experiences. 

In this three-hour workshop participants will:

  • Discuss various formats and/or themes for IFS groups
  • Develop a greater understand on group dynamics
  • Be introduced to key group facilitator skills
  • Discover the effectiveness of working with intentions

Workshop Details:

  • Participants should be IFS Level One trained to participate in this workshop
  • Cost: $80
  • Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm EST
  • Date: October 14th, 2022
  • Four (4) CEs toward IFS certification (not toward licensure) available for this workshop (additional cost)
  • Once registered, additional information will be sent via email
  • Refund Policy: Cancellation and 100% refund is available up to seven days prior to the event. After seven days, there is a 50% refund. No refund within 24 hours of the event. Event registrations are nontransferrable. (ie. Registrations cannot be moved to another workshop if cancelled.)

IFS and Life Dilemmas

Workshop Description: (This workshop is open to all IFS Informed as well as IFS Level One trained participants.)

A major premise of the IFS Model holds that Multiplicity of the Mind is a natural function of the human psyche. Frequently, people seek psychotherapy when they face major life dilemmas such as what college to attend, leaving home, career choices, taking a job, choosing life partners, having children, and even colors of paint for the kitchen. These dilemmas are made up of different Parts that appear polarized with each other – often creating a stuck and confusing internal experience for the client.  Using the IFS model in navigating these life dilemmas to ensure essential considerations are not compromised is an import skill in successfully assisting clients.

In this five-hour workshop, we will explore the internal nature of “Life Dilemmas” and learn essential skills such ask setting intentions, working with polarization, mapping, and alleviating core fears to better assist clients seeking help with these presenting challenges.

The Learning Outcomes for This Workshop Include:

  • Learn to work with setting clear intentions
  • Increase skills on working with Polarizations
  • Learn mapping skills to detect Parts active in each side of the Life Dilemma
  • Increase skill at identifying and befriending core Exiles underneath each side of the life dilemma

Workshop Details:

  • Open to all IFS Informed as well as IFS Level One trained participants
  • A basic understanding of the IFS model is required for this workshop.
  • Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm EST
  • Date: December 2nd, 2022
  • No CEs offered for this introductory workshop
  • Once registered, additional information will be sent via email
  • Refund Policy: Cancellation and 100% refund is available up to seven days prior to the event. After seven days, there is a 50% refund. No refund within 24 hours of the event. Event registrations are nontransferrable. (ie. Registrations cannot be moved to another workshop if cancelled.)