IFS INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS
"Before I can love someone else, I have to learn to love myself." "I didn't want to do it, but I couldn't stop myself." Will we be forever hounded by the critcial voice in our heads that calls us names all the time?" "Is there a better way to deal with that feeling of worthlessness in the pit of our stomach?" "How can we turn down the noise inside that keeps us anxious and distracted?"
IFS has a unique set of answers to the questions, and a way to address them that yields more love and compassion toward yourself, and new options for behaviors that are more productive. "It can trans form your inner inner critical voice into a supportive one and can help you unload feelings of worthlessness. IFS can "not only turn down the noise in yoru mind but also create an inner atmosphere of light and peace, bringing more confidence, clarity, and creativity to your relationships." IFS helps reduce focusing on outer activity to avoid internal emotions, and assist in creating a more friendly internal world where there is more understanding and internal cooperation in addressing both internal worries and external circumstances. IFS helps you be able to "focus inside" and instead of only finding emotional and mental noise, finding hope. (an adaptive summary from The Internal Family Systems Model by Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.)