Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Exploring Internal Dynamics

Internal family systems (IFS) is an evidence-based approach to counselling that focuses on exploring and understanding the internal dynamics and conflicts within the mind.

At Breland Counselling, our IFS sessions are designed to help clients identify and heal parts of themselves, promoting integration, harmony, and well-being.

Understanding IFS

IFS is based on the idea that the mind is made up of different parts, each with its own thoughts, feelings, and desires.

Our therapists use a compassionate and curious approach to help clients identify and explore these parts, understanding their roles and relationships within the internal system.

Healing Inner Conflicts

In IFS sessions, clients learn to cultivate a compassionate and non-judgmental relationship with their internal parts, promoting healing and integration. By listening to the needs and concerns of each part, clients can begin to resolve inner conflicts, reduce inner turmoil, and foster greater harmony within themselves.

In narrative therapy, clients are encouraged to examine the dominant narratives that influence their lives and consider alternative perspectives. By reframing their stories and identities, clients can challenge unhelpful beliefs and create new possibilities for growth and change.

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Promoting Self-Leadership

IFS emphasizes the importance of self-leadership, or the ability to access and embody the qualities of the Self, a core aspect of one’s identity that is compassionate, curious, and connected. Our therapists support clients in developing self-leadership skills, empowering them to navigate life’s challenges with greater clarity, confidence, and resilience.

Creating Inner Balance

Through the process of IFS, clients can create greater inner balance, resilience, and well-being. By fostering a compassionate and collaborative relationship with their internal parts, clients can heal past wounds, cultivate self-compassion, and embrace their wholeness and complexity as individuals.

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