Help the Foundation meet our $22,000 goal by supporting Ray’s inner journey along the 2,200-mile trail.


Three ways to sponsor Ray and support the Foundation include:

  1. One-time donation – immediate contribution
  2. Contributions for each milestone he reaches – as a pledge (see below
  3. Contributions per mile he completes – as a pledge (e.g.,. $0.50 - $2 per mile)

(Each option will take you to a different website to complete your gift. Please bear this in mind as you make your decision. If making a pledge, we will contact you when Ray reaches the end of the trail.)


Community-inspired fundraising is a wonderful and welcome development for the Foundation. It validates both our unity and our common goal of advancing IFS to bring effective healing to the world.

The Mount-Hike Campaign is our most recent community-inspired fundraising and comes from Ray Mount, who has managed a psychology practice for the past 30 years in Wakefield, Massachusetts for individuals, families, and children, with a specialty in long-term groups for men. His recent retirement at the beginning of the year prompted him to take a six-month, 2,200-mile-long hike along the Appalachian Trail to get clarity and renewal for the next phase of his life by engaging with his parts daily in prayer and rituals, all the while being sponsored to benefit the Foundation.

“Believing in the power of the IFS Model and intent on bringing IFS healing to everyone,” Ray invites each of us to donate to the Foundation for Self leadership in support of his journey, which is one of seeking inner harmony and serenity to launch a post-retirement phase of his life.

We share a common passion - to make effective therapy available to everyone,” says Ray. “I love that the Foundation supports applications for the model outside of the therapy office and advances IFS research.”  

We are grateful for Ray’s endeavor to support the Foundation as he supports his parts on this epic pilgrimage.


Help the Foundation meet our $22,000 goal by supporting Ray’s inner journey along the 2,200-mile trail.


Three ways to sponsor Ray and support the Foundation include:

  1. One-time donation – immediate contribution
  2. Contributions for each milestone he reaches – as a pledge (see below
  3. Contributions per mile he completes – as a pledge (e.g.,. $0.50 - $2 per mile)

(Each option will take you to a different website to complete your gift. Please bear this in mind as you make your decision. If making a pledge, we will contact you when Ray reaches the end of the trail.)


Click Here for Updates on Ray's Trip

In addition to financial contributions, Ray encourages you to follow him on his blog or connect with him to walk some portion of the trail. His parts are grooving in step with his trail name, Mount-N-Music.

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