The first day of the workshop will focus on helping clients release personal burdens related to traumatic experiences in their lives. An overview of the clinical applications of IFS in trauma work will be presented. You will learn through didactic teaching, interactive dialogue, demonstration and live interviews.
During the second day, the focus will be on understanding and releasing legacy burdens. Legacy burdens are powerful organizers of our minds and behaviors. You will be become more aware of the beliefs and emotions we and our clients absorb from family, peers, ethnic groups and cultural contexts regarding ourselves and/or groups with whom we identify, as well as groups we consider “other.” We will explore the sources of those burdens and the fears of releasing them. This work is critically important to create more peace and less divisiveness in our often fractured world.
Participants will learn how to:
- deal with client “resistance” more effectively and with less effort
- utilize the clients’ Self to repair attachment injuries
- recognize the IFS model as an internal attachment model
- identify the effects of trauma on parts and Self
- have a sense of how to utilize the model in treating trauma
- gain some awareness of their own parts and how those parts impact treatment
- explore the sources of burdens and fears
- identify strategies for releasing burdens and fears
2. Participants will be able to recognize the IFS model as an internal attachment model including being able to identify the parallels between external and internal attachment styles
3. Participants will be able to identify the effects of trauma on parts and Self including having ideas about how utilize the model in releasing personal trauma and legacy burdens