Please note: Events on this page are presented by those carrying an IFS Certification, but these events are not managed or administered by IFS Institute. Please refer to the contact information in the individual listing for questions about specific events.
Event Location Presenter Date



July 10-15, 2022



The world’s religions teach that there is an untarnished essence within us, a Self from which wisdom, healing, and spiritual energy flow. We rarely experience this Self because it is obscured by self-protective psychological mechanisms, or lost in the fear, pain, and shame of past trauma. Learn to bring the essence of yourself forward with natural compassion and confidence through Internal Family Systems.

The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model helps you access the Self and bring its natural compassion and confidence into daily life. People who have used...

Stockbridge, MA


Richard C. Schwartz and Sarah B. Stewart

12th Annual Couples retreat: Bringing Courageous Love to Your Intimate Relationship with Richard Schwartz, PhD


Thursday, October 13 - Sunday, October 16, 2022

Arrival on Thursday after 3:00 PM, opening at 4:00, dinner at 6 PM;

Program ends 2 PM on Sunday

We have all been taught that our romantic partner should end our misery and make us feel happy and alive. When he or she doesn't we wonder if they're the right one. Yet, for most of us, no partner is capable of keeping our heads above the pools of pain and shame we bring to intimate relationships. Only we can drain those pools and become the primary caretakers for the young, needy parts of us that are drowning in those pools. Once this inner trust is achieved, we can love our partners courageously and unconditionally because we don't need them to always do the heavy lifting of our spirits...

University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.