Internal Family Systems
IFS (Internal Family Systems)
Internal Family Systems is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on a client’s internal “parts” and “Self.”
In IFS, the mind is considered to be made up of multiple sub-personalities within each individual’s mental system. These sub-personalities take on different roles, such as an inner critic or wounded inner child, and consist of wounded parts and painful feelings like anger and shame.
The goal of IFS is to help clients access Self so that they can heal wounded parts and bring their psyche into balance.
IFS is an evidence-based practice used to treat a range of mental health disorders including anxiety, depression, PTSD,
and substance abuse. The treatment timeline depends on your history and the issues you want to address.
IFS is a movement. It's a new, empowering paradigm for understanding and harmonizing the mind and, thereby, larger human systems.
Disclaimer: I am IFS "Informed". I have completed a preliminary six month IFS training. I have not had IFS Level One training yet.
I will begin Level One training as soon as it becomes available. I have 15 years of experience in a similar ego state model, called DNMS (Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy).