IFS Classes & Groups

Upcoming IFS Classes and groups with Karen Grayson, LPC

Classes for Therapists & Coaches

IFS Basics 1

Six-Week Small Group. Once a week for two hours. 

IFS Basics 2

 Six-Week Small Group. Once a week for 2 hours. 

IFS Deep Dive

Six-week small group. Once a week for 2.5 hours.

IFS Basics 1

Six-Week Small Group. Once a week for two hours. 

Learn the building-blocks of IFS from the ground up with other therapists and coaches who want to learn the model – both for their own growth and in order to begin to use the model with clients. This class is for those with some familiarity with the IFS model, but are not trained or experienced.

Topics By Week:

  1. Building safety in the group, and comfort with Parts language and Parts Work
  2. Understanding Our Protective System
  3. Exploring the nature of The Self in IFS
  4. Understanding, Identifying ,and Caring for Wounded Exiles
  5. Rescuing and unburdening Exiled Parts
  6. Taking IFS into your life and work setting

Each session includes short lectures, pair practice, and either a demonstration of the model in real-time or a chance to do your own personal work. Together we will create a small, safe, confidential environment in which to learn the building blocks of the IFS model, to feel and contribute to the profound Self-Energy that arises in such a group, and to develop skills for living well and helping others live with greater ease.

$360 for the course. 

Upcoming courses (Central Time):

September 9 – October 14, 2022.  Fridays 10:00 – 12:00 pm CST.  This class will be offered in person.

September 12 – October 17, 2022.  Mondays 10:00 – 12:00 pm CST.  This class will be offered via Zoom.

 

IFS Basics 2

Six-Week Small Group. Once a week for two hours.
some homework in between

This course builds on Basics One and allows you to practice the model with others in a safe, dynamic space. For Therapists and Coaches who understand and use the IFS model in their own lives and are ready to build confidence in bringing it to clients. We will devote considerable time to reducing and reintegrating exiles. We will take time each week to discuss your own inner system and consult about your professional work.

Topics By Week:

  1. Building safety in the group and assessing needs with the model
  2. Introducing IFS to clients with various and diverse learning styles
  3. Working with your own therapist and coach parts
  4. Nuances in the hunt for Exiles, practice the rescue and unburdening of others’ Exiles
  5. Responding to difficulties with the model and/or with clients
  6. Self assessment and suggestions for next steps

Each session includes short lectures, pair practice, and either a demonstration of the model in real-time or a chance to do your own personal work. Together we will create a small, safe, confidential environment in which to deepen your skills and confidence using the IFS model and feel and contribute to the profound Self-Energy that arises in the group.

$360 for the course.

Upcoming courses (Central Time)

October 28 – December 09, 2022.  Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm. This class may be offered in person and simultaneously via Zoom.  TBD.

 

IFS Deep Dive

 6 week small group. Once a week for two and a half hours.

For experienced Therapists and Coaches who use the model with clients and seek to refresh, deepen, and hone their skills. Our two and a half hour sessions will include short lectures, pair practice with supervision, demonstrations of the model in real-time and a chance to do your own personal work. Safe, gentle feedback. No high stakes.

Prerequisites:

N

Confidence using the model with clients

N

Completion of Level One training with the IFS institute (or readiness)

N

Successful facilitation of client unburdenings

N

Individual work with a trained IFS practitioner

Topics will come from you, but will likely include: Understanding the cosmology of our protective system, working with tough polarities, accessing Self-Energy from both secular and spiritual angles, and helping clients do the same. Upcoming courses (Central Time)

Upcoming Courses

TBD.

 

Who Should Take These Courses?

IFS Basics 1

This course is for you if you have a general understanding of the IFS model (through reading, personal work, and/or short trainings), have experienced IFS as a client at least a handful of times, and feel ready to learn more

IFS Basics 2

This course is for you if you are engaged in personal IFS work, can unblend and drop into Self Energy fairly easily, and are using the model to a limited degree with clients. A person in BASICS 2 has experienced (as a client) the full trajectory of the model from working with Protectors and uncovering Exiles, to rescuing, unburdening and reintegrating Exiles.

IFS Deep Dive

This course is for you if you have done a good bit of your own personal IFS work, feel Self-Led at least some of the time, and are using the model with clients. You will explore your own sticking points with model and discover subtle nuances that will deepen and refine your practice.

Meet the Teacher

Dr Karen Grayson, LPC Certified

Dr Karen Grayson, LPC Certified

IFS Therapist

I offer classes for therapists and coaches. I offer a support and learning group for the general public. I work individually with coaches and therapist  as they grow their own practices and become more adept at doing personal IFS work themselves.

 

Questions?

Unsure? Contact Karen!