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Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS)

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 Most modes of psychotherapy believe to have “parts” is pathological. NOT in Internal Family Systems (IFS). In IFS, the idea of multiplicity of the mind is normal. Every part has a good intention, and every part has value. Even for trauma survivors.

In the treatment of trauma, IFS is different from traditional phase-oriented treatments. Instead of starting with building resources in clients before processing traumatic memories, it welcomes extreme symptoms from the onset, learns about their positive protective intentions and gets their permission to access the traumatic wounds. IFS also differs from traditional attachment focused therapies, both value the therapeutic relationship; however, IFS additionally supports the relationship between the client’s “Self” and their part as the primary healing agent.

Location London
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 25 Oct 2019
Venue Address Hilton London Olympia
Amount £249
Organiser Psychotherapy Excellence
CPD activity Workshop
Keywords Commitment, Complementary Therapy, Counselling, Couple, Trauma