The IFS community is a critical partner in the work of the Foundation for Self Leadership.
By working together, we can maintain a steady pace toward our shared vision. Our joint efforts consist of opening a new metaphorical window into the human psyche through the IFS lens and disseminating a language of parts and Self, to which many have referred as transformative. This effort is driven by our common, collective intention to facilitate emotional healing and well-being for, ultimately, all individuals, be they in local neighborhoods and communities or in faraway corners of the globe, not only within clinical psychotherapy setting but also, and perhaps most importantly, throughout various facets of daily life.
A few hundred of us gather annually at the IFS Conference, which has played an important roles in building this vibrant community. The Conference continues to present a significant opportunity for us, individuals practicing and interested in IFS, to learn from each other about promising applications of the protocol and paradigm. We engage in conversations about strategic ways to broaden and deepen the effects of the model on establishing harmony within our own selves and our clients’, and in our interactions with others.
It is within this context that the Foundation chooses to work closely with members of the community in meaningful ways at the annual conference. In 2013 and 2014, the Foundation hosted well-attended galas to launch its activities for advancing research and advocacy, acknowledge contributing volunteers to these efforts, and raise funds to support its nonprofit mission.
Video and recording was made by Sally Plone, MA., LMHC. She is an IFS therapist who enjoys utilizing video to help teach and spread the word about IFS.