IFS Groups & Workshops
Enhancing self understanding and social connection
We are currently offering IFS based groups; groups are effective for supporting people in improving the quality of their relationships, as well as in increasing comfort with their own and others emotions, and in improving confidence in communicating with others in ways that support healthy closeness and intimacy in relationships. Group work can be helpful in addition to or in place of individual therapy; it can enhance feelings of connectedness, and reduce feelings of loneliness, stress and anxiety.
The groups we're currently offering are all based in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy so familiarity with IFS or parts work is preferred but not necessary depending on the group. IFS is an evidence-based therapy approach that honors we as humans are all comprised of many parts inside of us that have helped to protect us and our wounded parts from childhood and traumatic experiences. It honors that each part of us is worthy of being seen, understood and supported.
IFS is helpful for group work because it provides
a shared language, structure, and group norms
a common language which enhances group cohesion & safety
a less stigmatizing approach for working with symptoms of anxiety, depression, loneliness, etc. and views them as part of us and not all of us
a way for us to speak for, and not from parts, which reduces risk of shame and increases likelihood of effective communication.
The goals of the IFS groups being offered are to help you to:
learn more about yourself and your inner world, especially parts of you that come up in social settings and in relationships
practice your IFS skills in being with and getting to know parts of you, and in learning to speak for them in a group setting
make connections with others, find resonance and compassion with your own and others parts.
We offer both short-term and long-term, topical and ongoing process groups. Overall, the purpose of these groups is to support you in deepening your understanding of yourself, your relationships, and how you communicate and build healthy connections with others.
Befriending your Anxiety: An IFS Informed Group to Explore Anxious Parts
A 5-week psychoeducational and skills based group program on IFS and Anxiety. You'll learn more about the Internal Family Systems model, and gain skills and strategies for getting to know your anxious parts and other protectors. In this intensive group program you'll experience meditations, journaling, worksheets and somatic and experiential activities that ease worry and overwhelm that you can take with you.
Fridays 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Starting March 22nd (3/22, 3/29, 4/05, 4/12, 4/19)
Group Fee: $100/ session or $500 for program
Call or email to inquire about upcoming groups or to set up a free consultation to learn more.