Internal Family Systems (IFS).
This model of therapy identifies and works with parts of ourselves that carry difficult thoughts and emotions that we usually do not like or
appreciate. Our tendency is to try to “get rid of” parts such as resentment, anxiety, or depression. A core tenet in IFS is that no matter how problematic a part may be, it is there for a reason and is trying to help in some way. IFS guides individuals through the process of safely looking inward without feeling overwhelmed; understanding deeply why parts are there and how they’re trying to help; increasing parts that embody calm, compassion, clearness, and competency; and transforming and balancing parts. This creates space for increased creativity, playfulness, and happiness.
Click here for a U-tube introduction video of the IFS approach of therapy.