Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy : Future Focus Counselling & Consulting

How it Works

  • Understanding the Self and its Parts: In IFS, the mind is seen as consisting of different parts (like members of a family), each with distinct roles, such as managers, firefighters, and exiles. These parts often carry burdens from past traumatic experiences.
  • Identifying and Relating to Parts: You learn to identify and understand these parts' intentions, learning how they contribute to your overall self. This involves recognizing that certain parts may be in conflict or causing distress.
  • Self-Leadership: A core aspect of IFS is fostering the Self, a confident, compassionate presence within that can understand and harmonize all parts. The Self is seen as the natural leader of the internal system.
  • Healing and Unburdening: The therapy aims to release parts from their extreme roles and burdens, allowing them to assume healthy and productive roles within the system. This process is often referred to as unburdening.

What It's Good For

IFS is effective for a variety of mental health issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. It's particularly beneficial for those who feel internal conflict or struggle with parts of themselves they don't understand or like. IFS offers a compassionate approach to self-exploration and healing, helping you to achieve internal harmony and balance.

In essence, Internal Family Systems Therapy provides a unique way of understanding your internal world. It empowers you to lead your internal system with confidence and compassion, promoting healing from within. This approach helps you to embrace all parts of yourself, transforming your internal dynamics into a source of strength.

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If you seek healing, validation, growth, change, empowerment, clarity, or an alternate perspective, I invite you to reach out to me for a FREE 20-minute consultation.

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I am licensed to practice in Washington State and the following Canadian Provinces: Yukon, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland.