Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Internal Family Systems

“Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy. We believe the mind is naturally multiple and that is a good thing.  Our inner parts contain valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts are welcome” from the IFS Insitute website – more here – https://ifs-institute.com/

See resources page here for Video with Richard Schwartz – the model founder explaining IFS.

I have completed IFS training Level 1 & 2 between 2018-2020.

IFS is now the main model of therapy I offer, because I have experienced profound results with it both personally and professionally.

IFS is a mindful, gentle therapy. Working with parts of us currently getting our attention as symptoms, thoughts, sensations, memories or images.

When parts of us are triggered or active, this is the past invading the present.

Parts can be both personal and or generational/ancesteral or cultural.

Are you curious to know more? Please get in touch.

Trauma work

This might be – Trauma right at the start of life, Trauma related to attachment, developmental Trauma and/or later life Tramamatic incidents as well.

These often go together and result in c-ptsd.

“Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there”. Rumi

Reiki & IFS

I can add Reiki to any IFS session, sending it in person or by distance.

This practice has allowed clients to relax at the start of the session

Or it has helped with the integration process, when parts have unburdened and are ready to bring in other qualities or energies that suit them going forward.

There is no extra chage for Reiki to be added to an IFS session.

Let’s be curious, what brought you here today?

IFS and Energy healing works across modalities. This cross training approach allows me to have different tools in my basket, to help you begin or continue to access, talk with, enable, clear, change whatever is part(s) are troubling you.

It’s deep relational work.

It’s restorative.

It’s transforming.

It’s not a quick fix, but it is worth it and the investment of your time, energy and commitment to change.

It’s a multi faceted approach.

‘Cause it’s definitely not one size fits all, when working with people who have experienced big and small Trauma’s.

I will draw from my extensive menu of training tools to help you.

These days this is via Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), Reiki & Shamanism.

I work with the body as a somatic parts work approach.

Working gently and with respect and at a speed ameanable to you and your Internal Family System(IFS).

IFS for me is a psycho/spiritual approach.

It’s a nervous system to nervous system conversation, via the felt sense and utilising the 5 senses of the body.

Our aim is to bypass the cognitive brain and go on an inner journey, to explore- to feel, see, sense or imagine, whatever parts get our attention and wish to work with us on the day.

Parts, do get a choice, to work or not, this is so important, as many times in life in the past, choice was absent for many parts.

Then the inner exploration continues as we begin or continue to get to know those parts of us requiring attention.

Often current symptoms, patterns of behaviour or ways of being we are experiencing result in us seeking professional help.

I get it’s a courageous and powerful step to take, I understand and honour that.

My background is in Counselling/Psychotherapy, I have been working in this field for over 23 years now.

Drawing from other significant trainings during these 23 magnificant years and 1000 of client hours, the main model I choose to work with is IFS.

For me this psycho/spiritual model IFS- really helps get to the heart of the matter and both personally and professionally it has enabled me to transform my parts and client’s parts too.

Clients have commented in session – “their system feels calmer”, ” they are less reactive”,”they feel held & secure”. I have a feedback page here- if you wish to check it out- https://maggiecostella.com/testimonials/