Exploring anxiety and depression from the IFS perspective

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7th September 2024, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Counsellors and trainees
The Tree of Life Centre, Beth Shalom, 78 New Street, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 4LD

About the trainer

Liz Calvert Thompson MBACP, certified Level 3 IFS therapist and approved IFSI Clinical Consultant, Advanced (IFIO) Couples/Relationships and one of the most experienced IFS therapists in the UK. She is founder member of IFS UK.

Her IFS journey began in 2010 with a five-day IFS training with Richard Schwartz and then Level 1 in 2011. Liz fell in love with the model and has been developing and supporting the growth of IFS ever since, often assisting on IFS and IFIO trainings in the UK and Internationally.

She is also trained in Rogerian Counsellor BA (Hons), Hakomi, (Somatic Body Psychotherapy based in Mindfulness), EMDR and Clinical application of Polyvagal Theory. She worked for 11 years at a community addiction service with adolescents and adults as a therapist and case worker. Liz now has a private practice in York sees clients, runs workshops, supervision, groups and community and business workshops utilising IFS. 

What is IFS?

IFS is more than a psychotherapeutic model it is also a paradigm shift and a way of seeing the world and the people in it.

Talking therapy alone, whilst enormously helpful, isn’t always enough to bring about lasting change. IFS is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy that works with the body, mind, and spirit. It is a gentle, respectful, extremely powerful approach to healing, offering a non-pathologising, relational model that works safely, deeply, and effectively. 

IFS can be utilised with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Specialist training can be taken to use it with children, and IFS can be integrated into your existing modality and practice.

Please note: This workshop is not a substitute for the IFS Institute Level 1, 2 or 3 trainings. 

About the workshop

This workshop is suitable for therapists interested in discovering and experiencing how Internal Family Systems (IFS) is used to help those experiencing depression and anxiety.

This workshop will provide:

  • A brief overview of the IFS model.
  • A deep dive into how IFS views and applies IFS theory to anxiety and depression.
  • There will be experientials and small group processing opportunities to get a sense of IFS from the ‘inside out’.
  • There will be time for questions and interactions with Liz, you will see IFS come to life, from theory to practice, discovering new skills and interventions. 

By the end of the day, the hope is you will have gained:

  • A clear understanding of how IFS views depression and anxiety.
  • Increased confidence and creativity to work with depression and anxiety with your clients and in your own system.
  • The ability to use a systemic approach to increase curiosity and compassion in yourself and your clients. 
  • How to safely raise awareness of the body and be able to navigate being in the body with more understanding and confidence.

Each delegate is responsible for their self-care should the material at this workshop trigger difficult feelings.

Certificates will be given after the workshop to all attendees.

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Hosted by Helen Brightwell

Hey, my name is Helen Brightwell, I am a Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer and CPD Facilitator and I am passionate about affordable CPD for counsellors, Pastoral Care Workers and Trainee Counsellors.If you are interested in attending this workshop, please contact me on cpd4counsellors@gmail.com to book, places are limited and non-refundable.

Hosted by Helen Brightwell