IFS As A Spiritual Path

Graphic of two faces looking away from each other. One towards day, one towards night


Richard Schwartz Ph.D and Dr. Lissa Rankin


Interactive online workshop


Saturday and Sunday, June 10 & 11th, 2023 

9:00 am - 2:00 pm Pacific Standard Time 

(11:00 am - 4:00 pm CST | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST | 18:00 - 23:00 CET)


  • Understanding Internal Family Systems (IFS) as an antidote to spiritual bypassing and as a trauma-informed spiritual path you might choose to follow;
  • Learning what spiritual bypassing is- and how to stop using your spirituality as a way to avoid healing your traumatized parts;
  • Liberating yourself from belief systems that interfere with your capacity for intimacy- with yourself, with other people, with nature and the planet;
  • ​Finding the middle path between spiritual bypassing and cynical skepticism, opening space for the sacred in your life;
  • ​Gaining insight into how New Age and religious belief systems can actually oppress and harm people in marginalized groups;
  • ​Finding the baby in the bathwater - What do we keep from our spiritual teachings? What do we let go of?
  • Learning how to practice critical thinking, healthy skepticism, reality checking, social justice conscious ethics, and good boundaries;
  • ​Cultivating the gifts of all your emotions and all your parts, especially healthy anger and parts that protect you from having your boundaries crossed;
  • ​Cultivating sacred systems of meaning and spiritual practice in a grounded, non-bypassing manner;
  • ​Staying open to the mystery (without magical thinking).

Students will also receive a PDF edition of Lissa's new, not yet published book: Love Bigger: An Exploration of Spirituality Without Spiritual Bypassing

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