Workshops

The Treatment of Trauma and The Internal Systems Model

Location

Hosted by Family Service Agency of the Central Coast 

Best Western Seacliff Inn

Schedule

January 31, 2020 

9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Presented by Richard C. Schwartz, PhD. Developed over the past two decades, the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model offers both a conceptual umbrella under which a variety of practices and different approaches can be grounded and guided, and a set of original techniques for creating safety and fostering Self-to-Self connection in couples and families.

Self-Compassion in Inner and Outer Relationships

Location

Esalen Institute

55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

Schedule

February 2 - 7, 2020

Sunday 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 12:45 pm
Monday - Thursday 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Presented by Richard C. Schwartz, PhD. This five-day retreat is open to anyone — currently in a relationship or not — who wants to explore the idea that it is possible and optimal to bring one's full heart to any important relationship. In a safe and supportive environment, this experience will offer ways to work with the parts of ourselves that stand in the way of giving and receiving love fully.

The I in the Storm: Bringing Self Leadership to Everyday Life

Location

Esalen Institute 

55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

Schedule

February 9 - 14, 2020

Sunday 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 12:45 pm
Monday - Thursday 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Richard S. Schwartz, PhD. This workshop introduces the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy, and teaches healing professionals and all who are interested how to apply it to their own countertransference. Richard Schwartz developed IFS as he learned to set aside his trained assumptions and truly listen to his clients. IFS is a highly effective way of guiding people to a state of inner clarity and compassion (called the Self) from which they know how to heal themselves. From the Self, one can calm and transform troubling inner voices, compulsive distractions, and feelings of vulnerability, inadequacy and overwhelm. These parts of the psyche are surprisingly responsive and resilient when addressed with respect and patience.

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): 2-Day Experiential Workshop

Location

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES OAKLAND
77 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

Schedule

February 27th and 28th, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by Richard C. Schwartz, PhD. As a young therapist, I often struggled to get results. I avoided my client’s internal emotions and instead tried to control the difficult symptoms I was seeing – which led to heated arguments and frustration rather than progress. When I started listening closely to my clients, I finally discovered the answer to healing and transformation …

Negotiating Relationships with IFS: Self-Leadership for Healing

Location

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Schedule

March 8 - 13, 2020

Sunday 7:30–9:30 pm
Monday 8:30–11:30 am, 1:45–3:45 pm
Tuesday 8:30–11:30 am, 1:45–3:45 pm, 7:30–9:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30–11:30 am, 1:45–3:45 pm
Thursday 8:30–11:30 am, 1:45–3:45 pm
Friday 9:00–11:00 am

Presented by Richard Schwartz, PhD. & Sarah Stewart, PsyD.. For everyone, including therapists, non-therapists, and seasoned IFS practitioners. Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a highly effective way of guiding people to a sense of Self, a state of inner clarity and compassion from which they can see their reactivity to others as based in their own history. From the Self, one can calm and transform troubling inner voices and feelings of vulnerability, inadequacy, and overwhelm. Presented by Richard Schwartz, PhD. & Sarah Stewart, PsyD. .By utilizing IFS, therapists and lay people can hold this Self state of loving-kindness—allowing you to work with your own experience and thus maintain a center from which to engage with others and help them heal. Learn how to remain steady, centered, and openhearted in the face of your own and other’s reactivity in this program that offers:

Introduction to the IFS Model: A Workshop for Divorce and Family Professionals

Location

Boston Law Collaborative, LLC

101 Arch Street
Boston, MA 

Schedule

Friday, March 27th, 2020
9 am - 5 pm 

Presented by Richard C. Schwartz, PhD. When embattled parties come to the mediation or negotiation table, they are often awash in emotions and impulses that make for difficult interactions and impasses. The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model provides a language and framework for helping each party identify and speak for the fearful, enraged, or wounded parts of themselves that are driving the conflict, and feel witnessed by the other. Once these behind‐the‐scenes feelings are revealed, the atmosphere in the room often shifts and the parties are more willing to de‐escalate their conflict and discuss their issues from a calmer, more mindful place. In addition, IFS offers mediators, lawyers, and other professionals clear, practical ways to work with their own emotions. This program is led by IFS Founding Developer Dick Schwartz and BLC Founder David Hoffman. No prior IFS training required.

The Treatment of Trauma in the Internal Family Systems Model

Location

New York Open Center

22 E 30th Street
New York, NY 10016

Schedule

April 25th, 2020
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Presented by Richard C. Schwartz, PhD. Internal Family Systems (IFS) is one of the fastest growing and most innovative approaches to psychotherapy. IFS offers a way to understand and work with clients that helps them quickly access their Self—a core of valuable leadership qualities, such as compassion, to face life challenges—and harmonize their internal family of “parts,” or sub-personalities.

A Retreat Integrating Internal Family Systems with Practices from Tibetan Buddhism

Location

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
253 Philbrick Hill Road
Springfield, NH 03748

Schedule

May 1st - 3rd, 2020
May 1st at 3:00 pm - May 3rd at noon

Presented by Lama John Makransky and Richard C. Schwartz, PhD. Have you noticed that, even after years of dedicated and sincere spiritual practice, whole areas of our personalities and lives can remain untouched by the compassion and wisdom described in the spiritual teachings? There is a paradigm shift taking place in both psychology and spiritual practice. It hinges on recognizing that we have not just one personality, but many inner sub-personalities, or parts, whose burdens obscure our access to the qualities and energy of our fuller awareness–our true Self. When we notice these parts of ourselves and how our minds have identified with them, we can learn how to welcome and integrate them into our spiritual life.

Internal Family Systems Workshop

Location

Cape Code Institute

Schedule

July 13-17, 2020

This workshop is designed for therapists with little exposure to IFS as well as those who know the basics of IFS, but have trouble when clients resist, have particularly difficult parts, or when it comes to using the model with couples or larger systems. We will begin with an overview of IFS and then move on to the deeper exploration of issues that arise during treatment. This course will also provide the opportunity to participants to identify and work with the parts of themselves that interfere in their relationships with clients. The workshop will be a balance of lectures, demonstration, and experiential exercises.