What is IFS?
Internal Family Systems (IFS), also known as “parts work,” is a holistic, evidence-based approach to psychotherapy that holds that each person is a complex mosaic of interconnected parts that conspire to help us survive. Developed by Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., IFS views consciousness as composed of protective parts, vulnerable parts and a core Self that is inherently calm, compassionate, confident, curious, creative, courageous, clear, and connected.
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What is the IFS Writing Lab?
The IFS Writing Lab integrates exercises from my book Step Out of Your Story with concepts from Internal Family Systems (IFS). Each writing lab will focus on different parts: for example, anxious parts, parts that get triggered in relationships, parts that seek validation, self critical parts, etc. It is open to anyone, though prior knowledge of IFS is strongly recommended. Participants will learn a framework and tools that can be used both personally and professionally, especially if they work in mental health.
Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Bahamas, 3/15-3/18, 2019
Soul Narratives: Writing Through the Lens of Self Compassion
More than a dozen yoga vacationers skipped the noon beach sun to spend four consecutive afternoons rewriting their life stories through a more compassionate lens.
Participants were invited to engage in a series of structured writing exercises that empowered them to reframe and redirect their soul narrative through choice and inner voice. Here is what some people are saying:
“A truly generous, deep, intelligent course, with you – a teacher of much grace, kindness, and clear dedication. I am very happy I experienced this.”
– Francesca S., New York City
“Kim’s empathy, gentleness and skills helped me step out of my self defeating story. Her questions and guiding suggestions helped me deepen knowledge of my self, brought out some long buried reasons for my getting stuck and helped me reclaim my lost qualities of self.”
– Marie M., Toronto