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Connecting to Self in Devasting Times

As the Palestinian death toll in Gaza surpasses 30,000 and the conflict continues to cause extraordinary pain and suffering on both sides, we would like to reiterate our support for those in the region and beyond, who are suffering so deeply.  

Over the last several months we have heard from many of you who are suffering and struggling.  We are holding each of your experiences with tenderness and compassion.  

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International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day! IFS Institute celebrates women! We are proud that 78% of our team is women identified and 82% of our trainers are too. Today we are spotlighting IFSI Australian Co-Lead Trainer, Emma Diamond. She shares her experience with IFS as an international woman and how identity informs her practice.

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Spotlight on Community Access Partnerships

In the landscape of mental health care, representation matters and the need for culturally competent therapy is critical. IFS Institute works to honor our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through our Community Access Programs; programming that gives organizations the opportunity to bring IFS to various communities. These programs offer discounted IFS Trainings to members of partner organizations.

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February is Black History Month - this serves as a reminder of the importance of acknowledging and confronting systemic injustices while celebrating the rich heritage, achievements, and resilience of Black people around the world. It is a time for dialogue, reflection, and action towards building a more equitable and inclusive society for all. While its origins lie in the United States, its message resonates globally due to the shared experiences of the African diaspora and the ongoing fight against racism, oppression, and inequality.

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Support in Devastating Times


Message from Dick Schwartz

The situation in the Middle East has evoked many parts in me, as I’m sure it has in you, and I have been actively working with them. One part felt moved (and some in our community were looking to me) to make a statement.  So, I wrote something, trying to apply aspects of IFS to the conflict.