Using Internal Family Systems for Coach and Client Transformation
Presenter: Guthrie Sayen, Ph.D., PCC
Dates and Times:
Tuesdays – 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
March 26 • April 9 • April 23 • May 7 • May 21
$195 – ICF Maryland and Global Members (Early Bird by March 8, 2019)
$220 – Non-Members (Early Bird by March 8, 2019)
$245 – ICF Maryland and Global Members (Register after March 8, 2019)
$270 – Non-Members(Register after March 8, 2019)
5 CCEUs in Core Competencies
2.5 CCEUs in Resource Development
The Internal Family Systems model is three things: a map of the psyche, a method of working with the psyche, and a way of life that transforms both coach and client. Coaches can use IFS, first, to tap their own calm, confident, and creative core and, then, help clients tap the same resource within themselves. This creates a virtuous cycle of deepening awareness and wise action.
IFS is based on four key ideas:
The human mind is naturally multiple. We all have parts or subpersonalities, and some of these parts, like the ones that criticize us, have taken on extreme roles that cause pain and suffering.
All parts are good. No matter how dysfunctional a part may appear, it has a positive intent. Coaches can learn to befriend problematic parts and help clients open space for access to their creative, compassionate, and wise core. In other words, what appears to be in the way is the way.
We are all Self. Self is the calm, confident, creative, and wise core of every human being; it is what every major spiritual tradition seeks to access through meditation, worship, chanting, and other methods. Self is, in fact, easier to access than commonly thought. When parts—the subpersonalities that run our lives—step back, we gain access to Self, our awake, aware, and knowing essence.
The goal of all coaching is Self-leadership. In other words, the goal of every coaching relationship is accessing and living from Self. That is why this course is called “Coaching for Self Leadership.”
Coaching for Self-Leadership is a series of five webinars that will introduce the IFS model and teach you how to use it for your benefit and for your clients’ benefit. The classes will include presentations of new material, demonstrations, and periods of question and answer. Handouts that capture class content will be posted after every webinar, and participants will be given a practice partner from the class. You will also receive recommendations for further study and development.