The Self in and around our Parts: Healing, Compassion and Freedom through IFS and mindfulness


Michelle Lepak, LCSW - Certified IFS therapist and Michael Baime, M.D. - Director of Penn's Program for Mindfulness


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Saturday, Nov 23rd, 9:30-4:30


The integration of Tibetan Buddhist practices with IFS supports us in experiencing a greater sense of openness and freedom.  

Combining these two approaches helps us to compassionately work with the parts that dwell within and to realize the authentic freedom that is already present within us.

This course is open to people trained in and new to IFS.

Course objectives:

  •     Describe how Internal Family Systems conceptualizes the multiplicity of mind.
  •     Practice exercises to experience Self toward and within Parts.
  •     Recognize the role of psychological “parts” in self-regulation.
  •     Practice inquiry exercises that allow intense emotions and old hurts to be understood and healed.
  •     Apply mindfulness-based strategies to defuse harsh self-criticism and judgement.
  •     Explore the internal systems that hold persistent negative emotions in place.
  •     Utilize strategies designed to heal trauma within mindfulness practice.
  •     Distinguish between avoidance-based approaches to distress and the acceptance-based experiential processing of distress.
CE Credit:  Social Workers:  ASWB 6 hour CE credit
                       Psychologists:    APA 6 hour CE credit


$149.  Optional 6.0 APA continuing education credit: $45.


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