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Amy Weintraub, MFA & Angela Huebner, PhD

Internal Family Systems Therapy™ Meets LifeForce Yoga - A Week Of Healing And Learning

July 31st - August 4th, 2023

This course is also available Live-Online!

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15-Hour In-Person & Live-Online Course
Monday - Friday: 9:00a.m. - 12:30p.m. EDT / 30-Minute Break Daily

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Course Description

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based practice that provides a compassionate approach to working with our clients. LifeForce Yoga® (LFY) is an evidence-based practice to manage moods founded on the principle of compassionate self-awareness. IFS and LFY provide a potent combination for helping clients self-regulate, experience self-efficacy and build resilience. As part of this workshop, we will integrate yoga practices for accessing Self energy and meeting our parts. Every day will include accessible movement, yoga breathing, simple guided relaxation, experiential exercises, demonstrations, case studies, and clinical applications. Throughout the week, you will experience how the integration of IFS and LFY enhances the healing process.


We will practice accessible LFY skills appropriate in the consultation room that help:


  • Access Self energy

  • Strengthen Self-to-part relationships

  • Un-blend parts

  • Care for parts not yet unburdened

  • Safely tend to exiles not yet unburdened


In the process of learning LFY practices to help clients self-regulate, increase self-efficacy and self-compassion, you will connect to the wholeness and healing capacity within yourself. Return home empowered with your own practice, a better understanding of the IFS model, and ready to share these tools with your clients. All bodies and abilities are welcome! No mats necessary!

Monday

The Safe Container

  • Overview of evidence-based yoga strategies for maintaining optimum mental health

  • Overview of IFS concepts and current research

  • Yogic tools to foster the therapeutic alliance and access Self-led energy

  • Learning to map your internal world with IFS

  • Evidence-based tones for self-soothing and parasympathetic activation

Tuesday

Beyond Mindfulness

  • Two meditation techniques to focus the mind and lift the mood

  • Identifying mood through analysis of current breathing pattern

  • Live demonstration of IFS model (#1)

  • Directing awareness and grounding strategies (for anxious parts and trauma recovery)

Wednesday

Giving the Mind a Bone

  • Empowering use of imagery and affirmation derived from the client’s experience of Self

  • Evidence-based yogic breaths and meditation to calm anxious parts (including panic attacks) and bring mindful clarity to parts that need attention

  • Choosing the practice to meet the predominant mood and bring it into balance

  • Addressing negative self-talk and inner-critic parts

  • LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation (Energizing)

Thursday

Finding Wholeness to Separate

  • Centering yogic practice: Shamaya/inner sanctuary

  • Going in-depth with a part: exercises to un-blend and witness

  • Live demonstration of IFS model (#2)

  • LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation (calming)

  • Introducing IFS and LFY to clients

Friday

Beyond Self-Efficacy

  • Building self esteem and strengthening resilience

  • Accessing Self-led energy with Yoga Nidra: an evidence-based protocol effective for managing mood and PTSD

  • Yoga styles and techniques appropriate for a clinical practice

  • Application of learning to clinical practice

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What Alumni are Saying...

"This course was wonderful, informative and useful both professionally and personally!" - 2022 Participant

“I loved the interaction, the practice, the demonstrations - it wasn’t just a lecture - although the lecture was fantastic!" - 2022 Participant

"Overall this was a great experience. Presenters created a climate that encouraged openness, and sharing without judgment." - 2022 Participant

"This was the best training I have ever been to!" - 2022 Participant

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