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IFS Through Judeo-Christian Lens
January 25th, Friday
9am-4pm, 6 Professional and IFS Certification CEU's available
Trevecca Nazarene University
IFS Retreat Breakout Session: Rest Through Movement for the Helper; Connecting with non-verbal parts
Frankfort, Michigan (Traverse City area)
Email Tanis Allen to register or get more information.
Spirit, Mind, Body IFS Workshop: Rest Through Movement; Connecting with non-verbal parts.
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Saturday, July 28th 3-6pm
Refuge Center: Introduction to IFS through a Christian lens
National IFS Conference Click here to listen to my segment of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee's Plenary presentation.
Providence, Rhode Island Click here to listen to my segment of the 2016 conference presentation.
October 28 & 29th
Clergy Wives Retreat Click here to listen to Part I (Friday night)
Holy Dormition Monestary
Rives Junction, Michigan
Truth in Your Inner Parts (Psalm 51)
Grief and Loss
Ann Arbor, MI
Lenten Retreat: Truth in Your Inner Parts (Psalm 51)
March 12th 2:30pm-7pm
Introduction to IFS and IFS & Christianity with Tom Holmes, PhD
January 21st 11:30-3:30pm
Grand Haven, Michigan
Mind, Body, Spirit IFS Workshop
Location: Grand Haven, MI 49417
IFS Consultation Groups
2 groups beginning in Februrary on Tuesday and Friday mornings. These groups will be open for new participants in May.
This is a list of the content covered and experiential exercises in this type of group. Not all of these topics will be addressed due to time constraints. However, each group is uniquely developed around taking votes from the participants on what focus they prefer.
Parts language and speaking for parts
IFS and spirituality
Detecting parts, contracting to detect clients’ parts
How to enhance the safety of the therapy process: Creating a high feedback environment using parts language.
What helper parts get involved in meetings and what to do with them?
Inner Critic/Shame Cluster
The Forgiveness Cluster
Julie facilitates therapy groups and professional development groups for therapists year round. Please contact her for more information.
2013 & 2014 & 2015 Workshops Archived
Great Lakes IFS Conference
Frankfort, MI (near Traverse City)
The Paradox of the Inner Critic: Self-forgiveness & Shame
Introduction to the IFS Model
Come and learn an understanding of your partner or family member who is participating or has participated in IFS therapy. All will be invited to experience getting to know your inner world.
Spirit, Mind, & Body: A Spiritual Day of Reflection
This workshop is designed to help participants go deeper in their experience by having a group dynamic led by a professional therapist. Therapy techniques will be taught and practiced during this workshop. DoxaSoma is a uniquely designed form of yoga that is presented through a Christian worldview.
We are complicated beings. Our complexity is best explained with the idea of multiplicity. We all have parts like the inner critic, the abandoned child, and the people pleaser. Thus, we are capable of feeling opposing emotions at the same time, causing us great tension. Tension between the heart and mind will result in tension in the body. In Romans 7, Paul demonstrates this idea of multiplicity when he speaks for his inner tension of not wanting to do what he does and wanting to do what he ends up not doing. Using a combination of DoxaSoma (Christian Yoga) and Christian Meditations to help you identify and dissolve your inner tensions, you'll find yourself spiritually and physically refreshed.
Contact Julie to get more information.
God Showed Up In Session Today!
Internal Family Systems 2015 Annual Conference
Providence, Rhode Island
Faith and IFS: A Spiritual Tool to Prayer and Meditation
Internal Family Systems is a psychospiritual understanding of the human psyche and model of inner growth and healing that expands people’s experience of what Christians call “Christ consciousness”, Buddhists call “the Buddha mind”, and IFS practitioners and therapists call “Self-energy.” IFS, developed and expanded by Richard Schwartz, PhD, has been around for about thirty years now, but I found out about it very recently and have become totally immersed. I feel, like Alice in Wonderland, that I have fallen down a rabbit-hole and discovered a wonderful new and very accessible way of working with my own inner life and that of people who come to me. And it’s adaptable and user-friendly: you can work with a therapist, take the journey yourself, and/or integrate it into your life of prayer and meditation. St. Paul says that “Christ in you” has been given to us by the Holy Spirit, and its fruits are “love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Well, sure, but how to we deal with all the tough stuff: our fears and worries, resentments and rages, addictions and compulsions, our self-destructive impulses, our broken hearts and disillusionments, and our grudges, phobias and rigidities? We all know that they stand in the way of our relationship with God and the people we love, but what can we do? IFS has some very interesting answers to that question, which we will have the opportunity to explore as a parish in late January and early February. We have asked Julie Honeycutt LPC, LMHC, an IFS practitioner, pastoral therapist, and Orthodox Christian from Brookline, to do some presentations to the St. Andrew’s community and anyone else you all would like to bring (including your kids 10 and up – they get this stuff really quickly!) Don’t miss these opportunities! I’ve seen Julie present, and her Self-energy is very infectious! ~ Liz Tener
Healing the Inner Critic
When we criticize ourselves we forget our goodness.Accepting our less-than-perfect selves is one of those big hurdles that needs to be faced in order to mature on the spiritual path. While it is essential for us to continually grow into more loving persons, it is equally important for us to value and accept who we are. When we learn to embrace our flaws, only then do we truly receive grace.Tension between the heart and mind will result in tension in the body. So we will practice DoxaSoma (Christian Yoga) to reveal and release emotional tension and you'll find yourself spiritually and physically refreshed.
We will be doing faith-oriented meditations focused to bring healing to perfectionism and other inner critics. This workshop integrates the IFS model with some body-centered meditations and the cognitions of one's Inner Critic.
Participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to experience:
- Learn (experientially) about their inner critics
- Befriending their inner critic through IFS meditation, movement and body focus.
- Understand that their inner critic is not evil, darkness, demonic, etc.
- Body image issues
- Giving heady, controlling managers space to learn how to let go
- Space to let your body tell you what to do instead of telling your body what to do.
Spirit Led Movement, also known as Authentic Movement, is gentle, non-directed movement without music. Since we tell our bodies what to do all the time, you will learn to let movement happen rather than make it happen. This will allow tensions to melt and great freedom will be experienced when you let your body lead you. You'll literally learn how to be "moved by the Spirit" in this workshop. As a result, participants often experience the activity of the mind (worry or analyzing) feeling rested and peaceful after movement. Through time, the communication lines between spirit, mind and body naturally open, increasing awareness which most often results in healing.
God Showed Up In Session Today! - Click to see content outline of workshop.
30th Annual Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy Conference
When: October 23-27th, 2013
Integrating Christian Spirituality with the Practice of IFS
The Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model of psychotherapy has a built-in spiritual component making it useful to Christian counselors. IFS is a modality that pulls from psychodynamic and family systems models. This workshop will present a theoretical integration of the IFS therapy model with traditional Christian perspectives. Topics covered will include spiritual direction, prayer, meditation, and forgiveness with 30% experiential and 70% didactic. Participants will be taught how to use various tools in everyday life as well as in their ministries to individuals and their communities. Attendees will be able to replicate tools learned in this workshop. Ideas on how to incorporate more leadership from the Holy Spirit will also be explored.