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Coaching or Therapy?

Coaching or Therapy?

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels When I began training in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, I had been a life coach for over 6 years. I had a schtick that was focused on structure, strategies, and accountability. And it worked well for most of my clients. But...
This Automatic Life

This Automatic Life

Photo by Min An: As children, when painful or scary things happened, we needed to understand why. If a reasonable explanation wasn’t provided, we made one up. Understanding why a painful thing happened can help us avoid or prevent it from happening again. It is common...
What Does it Mean to Unburden a Part?

What Does it Mean to Unburden a Part?

Photo by Oleksandr Pidvalnyi This article may not make much sense to you if you aren’t already familiar with the Internal Family Systems model (IFS). If that is the case, go to IFS-Institute.com to learn more about this amazing modality that has such far ranging...
The Self-Led Life

The Self-Led Life

Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels Human beings manage their concerns and fears unconsciously. By bringing those fears and management strategies to the surface, we have an opportunity to consciously change how we unconsciously view and react to the circumstances of our...
The 100 Pound Backpack

The 100 Pound Backpack

Photo by Mark Gleeson from Pexels Living with unhealed emotional wounds is like running a marathon without knowing you’re strapped to a hundred-pound backpack. I didn’t know I was handicapped by my unhealed past. I really believed that because I had survived it, there...