406 506 The Healing Self Part 1 & Part 2 Internal Family Systems in Action
Saturday All-Day: Two Part
The single most healing element of therapy is the therapist’s whole, undivided presence--a state of full awareness and of “being with” the client. . .
in a genuine, self-to-self connection free of inner distractions, doubts, or defenses. Yet, we all know how hard this can be to accomplish. In this workshop, the presenter will do a live demonstration of an approach to achieving full presence in session based on Internal Family Systems theory. The first step will be to pay attention to what the client is triggering in us. By being sensitive to these feelings, instead of resisting them, we can accept and trust them, and they subside of their own accord. When we learn how to do that, we gain access to a core inner Self beneath these parts--a reservoir of calm, wisdom, openheartedness, and inner leadership. From this place of inner freedom and welcoming compassion, we can become a truly healing presence for our clients. (This session will continue with Workshop 506.)
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
, is director of the Center for Self Leadership and the originator of the Internal Family Systems model. His books include Internal Family Systems Therapy
and, most recently, You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For.