Expanding Perspectives and Community Around Parts Work
IFSLA is organization that provides evolving education for IFS therapists, practitioners, and enthusiasts, as well as online workshops for anyone interested in growing Self awareness and understanding more about their inner system of parts.
In addition, IFSLA fosters community among IFS therapists and practitioners across the greater Los Angeles area and the world by offering free bi-monthly community meetings, case consultation, and unique trainings from global IFS experts.
Are you ready to deepen your IFS experience by evolving your meditation practice?
Two visionaries in the IFS field, Michelle Glass and Adrienne Glasser, will lead us through a half-day meditation retreat that will engage both traditional meditation practices, guided somatic IFS meditations created by Adrienne, and the Daily Parts Meditation Practice™ created by Michelle.
Together we will experience first-hand how meditation is an essential tool for developing a more restorative and consistent self to part relationship.
Join us Saturday, July 24th, from 9-1pm PDT (12-4 EDT) on Zoom as we explore, replenish, and truly heal. This event will be recorded and available for playback up to 2 weeks post workshop.
WARRIORS OF COMPASSION: Embodying Self Leadership
in a Polarized World. May 8th, 2021 10-1pm PDT
We live in challenging times. Political and religious divides are increasingly
polarizing us around competing ideologies; the abuse of power, the
legitimization of social othering, and the denigration of injustice are rampant;
and social and relational tensions are rising to frighteningly violent proportions.
To be sure, parts are activated all around. IFS invites us to tend to our parts
and embody Self-leadership in the midst of these challenging contexts. What does
this actually look like? This workshop explores how we might honor our parts
while extending courageous and compassionate action toward those
who embody positions and behaviors offensive to us; and it offers an
orienting compass to guide a social activism rooted in Self-leadership.
This workshop is didactic with opportunities for self-reflection, application,
and contemplative practice. It will be recorded and available for viewing up to
two weeks after the event.
Watch a sneak preview
Direct Access: Learn An Essential IFS Skill
March 27th, 2021, 10:00am-1:00pm PDT
Become comfortable using Direct Access, which will increase your competence and effectiveness as an IFS therapy practitioner.
In this 3-hour workshop we will review the protocol, view video examples, and practice both explicit and implicit Direct Access. Participants will leave with more confidence using this essential IFS skill.
Open to IFS Practitioners
Receive 3 hours IFS Certification credits
No CEUs available
Self-Led Eating and Well-being During Stressful Times: Use IFS to Heal Burdens Related to Food and the Body.
January 23rd, 2021, 12:30-3:30pm PST
We’re a culture preoccupied with dieting and wellness, devoted to maintaining unrealistic ideals of how we should look and function. Our confusion and shame about our weight, size, and health are rooted in cultural burdens that can make us lose touch with our innate wisdom about what our bodies need. This has been particularly evident during the pandemic, where messages about food and bodies have often been extreme or conflicting.
Transforming Legacy Burdens into Legacy Gifts with Deran Young, LCSW
November 6th, 2020, 12-2pm PST
Two hour live online workshop with IFS Spokesperson & CEO of Black Therapists Rock, Deran Young, on racism and the legacy burdens we carry around it.
Healing from White Supremacy with Sydnee Corriders, LMSW and Suzy Fauria, LMSW
October 2, 2020, 9:00-11am PST, ZOOM
During this workshop we investigated, explored, and worked to heal from the various impacts of white supremacy and the various ways it shows up in all of our lives.
Our Voices, Our Selves with Naaz Hosseini, MA, LP
March 6th, 2020
IFSLA sponsored a fabulous 2 hour workshop led by veteran therapist and voice empowerment coach, Naaz Hosseini. who led a playful, somatic workshop where we experimented with attuning with the various voices within ourselves and others and developing a keen sense of Self vs. Parts in the context of sound and movement. This workshop was perfect for creatives, performers, healers, therapists, and seekers.
Naaz is a powerful teacher and world-wide presenter. In addition, she's a Gestalt Therapy Instructor and multi-disciplinary performer who's appeared world-wide at venues including Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. Naaz has combined her extensive experience and training as a psychotherapist, performer, and educator to create PowerfulPresence: coaching to empower voices personally and professionally.