Healing and Wholeness through Internal Family Systems Therapy
Are you grappling with the weight of internal struggles, haunted by past trauma, or feeling overwhelmed by the complexities of your own identity and relationships? Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy understands the unique challenges you’re facing. At my practice, I understand the profound connection between your mind and body. Whether you’re new to therapy or seeking a different approach, I am here to guide you.
Understanding IFS Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy is a holistic model that recognizes the complexity of your inner self. You are a unique blend of different “parts” or “subpersonalities,” each representing distinct emotions, beliefs, and life experiences.
Here are some of the key subparts we work with:
Exiles: These parts carry deep emotional pain and memories connected to past traumas or rejections. Healing exiles is a vital step in the IFS process.
Managers: Manager parts aim to protect the system from pain by maintaining control or avoiding triggers. They often play a role in decision-making and planning but can become overburdened by their protective duties.
Firefighters: Firefighter parts react impulsively to emotional distress, using behaviors like substance use or self-sabotage for temporary relief. They often respond to the emotional distress caused by exiles and managers, attempting to extinguish the emotional fire.
Somatic Healing in IFS
My somatic approach to IFS therapy incorporates a range of practices that address both the emotional and physical aspects of your healing journey. Trauma often leaves imprints within your body, held by different “parts” of yourself, resulting in bodily tension and discomfort.
In our sessions, we use:
- Body Awareness and Mindfulness
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- Somatic Experiencing
- Sensory Grounding
- Embodied Self-Compassion
These somatic practices create a safe space for emotional release, physical relaxation, and improved well-being, supporting your journey toward healing and wholeness.
Ready to begin?
Starting your healing journey with somatic IFS therapy is an act of self-compassion and courage. If you’re ready to explore the depths of your inner world, work through past trauma, and achieve a sense of wholeness, my somatic IFS therapy is here to support you. Schedule a consultation today and begin your path to healing.