IFS begins with the premise that we operate through a milt-dimentional mind (not one mind) where independent parts play specific roles in forming and managing our internal and external relationships. In IFS all parts have purpose and good intentions, but these part may be operating from outdated beliefs and methods. The client and therapist are partners in identifying, befriending, getting to know and understand each part. In this process the client primarily with the therapists help works with a part to update thinking to the present, review and unburden old methods of the part and bring the part in alignment with the internal family. In this process suffering is relieved.
Sessions normally begin with a client check in. During this time the client become more present and Self aware. Merl works with the client to identify current issues and where they are emotionally located in the body.
At this point the session moves internally where the IFS process is engaged and worked with the client in the lead and Merl assisting where necessary.
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