The approach begins with a basic assumption that individuals who experienced chronic childhood exploitation develop vigilant, intense and highly-sensitive protective behaviors to shield their vulnerability from further pain. Yet, they enter treatment because the parts of themselves entrenched in these protective coping styles become self- destructive, compulsive or addictive and seriously hamper their overall functioning.
In IFS therapy clients are offered a safe container in which they are given hands-on tools to begin to interact with their own protective systems in ways that are self- accepting and non-judgmental. These methods help organize the sense of chaos they experience as well as provide a safe avenue towards healing the most fragile parts of their inner world.
Please enjoy the following recordings of previous teleconferences. Click on a link to listen and be sure to turn your speakers on.