The Internal Family System (IFS) is a psychotherapeutic approach that identifies and addresses the various individuals or families within each person's mental system. This personality is made up of parts that are hurt and painful emotions such as anger and shame, as well as parts that try to control and protect the person from the pain caused by those injured parts.
Individuals are often at odds with each other and with themselves, a concept that describes the self-confident, loving, and holistic personality that underlies each individual. Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy focuses on healing damaged areas and healing spiritual balance and harmony by adjusting the dynamics that lead to the separation of the relationship between the individual and oneself.
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IFS therapy is used to treat individuals, couples, and families. It is an evidence-based approach that is effective in treating a variety of medical conditions and their symptoms such as depression, phobias, anxiety, panic, and physical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, as well as in improving general functioning and well-being.
What to expect
IFS is a talk therapy in which you work with a therapist to identify and understand the specific people or families that build your inner mental system. Once you have identified these areas, the therapist will help you determine how you feel about this repressive emotion and learn how to get rid of these feelings so that you can be freer and eventually tackle the real problem and find a more positive problem.