Understanding your reactions puts you in the drivers seat

When you understand what your reactions are trying to achieve, they point to the parts of your Mind, which need attention.

What is IFS

Learn how the mind's defense mechanism work

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How it works

Find blocking barriers in your life

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Why IFS is safe

Authorisation by the founder of IFS as a therapetic supervisor

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Case studies

On the ground information from cases we have handled


‘Adrienne’ came to me and said she had problems dealing with her boyfriend when he was in a bad mood. Should she try and just be understanding, and what should she do with the feelings of uncertainty and anger that she also struggled with ?I asked her what part she most wanted to deal with and she said the uncertainty. Part of her judged this as foolish and getting in the way of her desire to be competent and strong.


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‘David’ put a lot of pressure on himself to please other people. He got very upset when they weren’t happy with him. Only when he was empowered, to listen into this part, did he discover it went back to the days when he went away to school very young, and was desperately afraid and insecure.


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