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Trauma blocks Love.
Love heals trauma.

Trauma activates an internal cascade of reactions that blocks love, connection, and creativity; and in turn, love has the power to transcend trauma, heal our pain, and reconnect us to our Self, our source, and to each other.

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Resilience and Forgiveness

Join me as we discuss some of the main components of resilience and forgiveness to better help yourself and your clients move beyond adversity.

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Resilience and Forgiveness
New Program - Starting Sept 22nd

Q&A Discussion Group

This is an opportunity for therapists and practitioners who have not yet taken a level 1 IFS Training by the IFS Institute, to dive deeper into Internal Family Systems as it relates to the treatment of trauma.

This 90 minute, “IFS informed” Q and A Discussion Group, will give participants the opportunity to take the next step in learning how to incorporate IFS concepts into their clinical practice. Participants will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge base, deepen their skill level, and work with the parts of them that get activated when treating relational trauma. We will enhance the discussion around key concepts that have been presented in previous IFS workshops. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, participate in live demonstrations and practice what they have learned in online breakout rooms.

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Frank's Latest Books

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Transcending Trauma

Hope and light are on the horizon to help clients overcome the challenges of healing and releasing the pain of relational trauma.

The highly acclaimed Transcending Trauma explores a unique, compassionate, and evidence-based approach to resolving complex and dissociative trauma. In this transformative book Frank Anderson, MD, masterfully details an IFS path to therapy that allows clients to access their inherent capacity for healing – called Self-energy – while also helping them welcome, as opposed to manage, the extreme emotions frequently associated with trauma.

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Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) provides a revolutionary treatment plan for PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and more.

Using a non-pathologizing, accelerated approach -- rooted in neuroscience -- IFS applies inner resources and self-compassion for healing emotional wounding at its core. This new manual offers straight-forward explanations and illustrates a wide variety of applications. Easy to read and highly practical.

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Corrective Relational Experience

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Forest Frank

Teacher. Author. Healer.

Committed to promoting compassion, hope, healing and non-violence in the world, Dr. Anderson specializes in understanding and treating the effects of psychic pain and trauma. Unique as both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, he is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

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A crucial contribution that brings clarity and light to the often dark, confusing journey of treating complex PTSD.

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD, founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Featured Article - Published on Authority Magazine

Rising Through Resilience: The Five Things You Can Do To Become More Resilient During Turbulent Times

People who possess courage have the capacity to tackle all that comes their way.

They’re not dominated by fear or driven by shame. They are not worried or preoccupied about getting hurt or abandoned or dominated by someone. People with courage possess the confidence and ability to move through whatever shows up in their life. Resilience, on the other hand, is active when someone is faced with a challenge. People rise to the occasion, they stand up and withstand the hardship.

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