Our community continues to grow each year. This year we want to celebrate our growing community and are asking conference attendees to submit your most “Self-led Selfie.” What exactly is a Selfie? A Selfie is a photo one takes of themselves with a digital camera. We will display your photo as part of the IFS community on Friday morning during breakfast. *Your photo will be used for this project only and will not be distributed in any way*
Please send all photos to Ashley Curley at IFSstories@gmail.com Please include your name, city and state in the email.
Dick’s Welcome letter in the IFS Conference Brochure asks for community members to submit short stories sharing their work in bringing Self Leadership out of the office. Going a little further, we would also like to welcome stories about any instances you have witnessed Self and/or Self Leadership whether it be in your office, at home with your children or anywhere else. We are not only excited about this new project but hope it will further define this year’s conference theme. We look forward to sharing this project with the community! Please send all stories to Ashley Curley at IFSstories@gmail.com
The results from a randomized controlled study, published recently in the Journal of Rheumatology, show that an IFS-based intervention had positive effects on patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), reducing pain and depressive symptoms, while improving physical function and self-compassion. The study was the first randomized control trial of its kind conducted to assess the efficacy of IFS on patient outcomes.
The Foundation for Self Leadership, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, officially launched in August 2013, with Dr. Frank Anderson being appointed as chair of its founding board.
The Foundation's mission is to help advance IFS research, training and advocacy through funding and strategic counsel.
The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy offers a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering method of understanding human problems, as well as an innovative and enriching philosophy of practice that invites both therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur.
Click here to read Dr. Schwartz's article "The Larger Self," his inspiring first-hand account of how he developed and uses the IFS Model and the extraordinary, transformative effect it has on him and his clients.
The Center for Self Leadership is dedicated to the healing transformation of lives and cultures and serves as a critical link between therapeutic professionals and the wider community. CSL provides a variety of learning opportunities for mental health and human services practitioners, medical and bodywork professionals, students of the healing arts and sciences, and anyone who seeks a profound personal growth experience by offering: