What is Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS)?
The core belief of Internal Family Systems therapy is that there is a compassionate ‘Self’ within each of us that cannot be damaged. it knows how to heal us both in our internal and external worlds.
There is also the belief that we have many ‘parts’ (sub-personalities) that help us through life and protect us. Sometimes these “parts” can become extreme, and it can become harder to access the “Self”.
The IFS therapist’s job is to help the client disentangle themselves from their parts and access their core Self. The Self can then connect with each part and heal it. (internalfamilysystemstraining.co.uk)
IFS offers an insightful and compassionate model for people to explore all aspects of the human experience in a respectful and non-judgemental way.
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