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SCHEDULED RETREATS FOR 2024
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HEART LESSONS OF THE JOURNEY RETREAT 

Cece Sykes, LCSW, is a consultant and senior trainer with the Internal Family Systems Institute, where she specializes in trauma and addiction and educates therapists around the world on how to apply the IFS therapy model to addictive processes. Additionally,  Cece developed the Heart Lessons of the Journey retreat which is a unique retreat specifically for therapists where she focuses on the personal narrative of therapists and its impact on psychotherapy practice. She lectures, consults, and leads workshops and retreats on these and related topics, and maintains a private practice in Chicago.

We feel privileged to host Cece in Ireland from September 30th - October 4th, 2024 to lead her Heart Lessons of the Journey retreat uniquely for therapists/practitioners.
In a safe and confidential environment, this retreats offers the space to explore your own individual and personal story. 

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ANCESTRAL LINEAGE HEALING RETREAT IN BELFAST

Dr. Daniel Foor is the founder and director of Ancestral Medicine.

Ancestral healing emphasizes learning to relate directly with one’s recent and more ancient blood ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing.

Daniel’s training draws from his experience in diverse lineages of ritual arts; his academic work as doctor of psychology; his clinical training as a marriage and family therapist; and over 25 years of implementing the teachings of earth and ancestor reverence in his personal life.

We feel very privileged to welcome Dr. Foor back to the Island of Ireland to lead this powerful retreat in Belfast from October 7th - 11th, 2024

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SELF ENERGY AND SELF-LIKE PARTS RETREAT

Pamela Krause, LCSW, a Senior Lead Trainer of the Internal Family Systems, is known for her engaging and creative presentations, and lively, compassionate approach to therapy and teaching. She leads Level 2 & Level 3 trainings as well as co-leading advanced leadership training programs for future Lead Trainers for the IFS Institute. 

 

Her expertise in IFS includes: using Direct Access, understanding the difference between Self-energy and Self-like parts, and adapting the IFS model for use in younger children.

We are thrilled to have the privilege of welcoming Pam to Ireland to lead a retreat on Self Energy and Self-Like Parts from October 21st - October 25th, 2024 in Ireland. 

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INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS & MEMOIR WRITING 

Dr. Lissa Rankin is the best-selling author of 7 books, a mind-body medicine physician, a sought-after speaker, a “memoir as medicine” writing teacher, an educator of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and spiritual bypassing recovery, the founder of the physician training program Whole Health Medicine Institute, and the founder of the trauma-informed medicine non-profit Heal At Last. 

We are very honoured to invite Dr. Rankin to lead a five-day residential retreat with us on the sunny Island of Gozo from November 4th - November 8th, 2024. 

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PATHWAY TO SELF DISCOVERY

Mary Kruger, MS, LMFT is a Marriage & Family Therapist, AAMFT Supervisor, and an IFS Senior Lead Trainer. She was the founder and former director of Rimmon Pond Counselling, LLC; an IFS based group practice located in the New Haven, Connecticut area.

She currently offers private therapy, consultations and workshops nationally and internationally through her newly established New Paths Counseliing & Consulting. LLC. 

The retreat will take place over 5 days starting on Monday, March 3rd and concluding on Friday, March 7th, 2025

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TRANSCENDING TRAUMA RETREAT

Dr. Frank Anderson, MD, is a Lead Trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self Leadership. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

We are very honoured to invite Dr. Anderson to lead a five-day retreat with us on the charming Island of Ireland from March 31st - April 4th, 2025.

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ENCOUNTER AND RELATE TO YOUR OCD PARTS

This five-day workshop with Melissa Mose and Martha Sweezy will include didactic instruction, experiential exercises, and small group breakout sessions. We will survey the many manifestations of obsessive and compulsive disorder (OCD), and participants will learn an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy-informed approach to the assessment and treatment of obsessive and compulsive (OC) systems. We will guide you through the dynamics of OC protective systems and help you explore how your therapist parts and your lived experience parts respond.

​ April 7th - 11th, 2025 - Ireland

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GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Whether in an intimate relationship or not, we have all been hurt in connection with others and we all have healing to do. The more we protect ourselves from further hurt, the less we can receive the love that is available. 

In a safe and relaxed environment, this retreat will offer time and space to explore the U-turn question "who am I in relationship?"

The retreat will take place over 5 days starting on Monday evening, May 5th, 2025 and concluding Saturday morning May 10th after our morning session. 

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54-HOUR ONLINE SOMATIC IFS TRAINING WITH SUSAN MCCONNELL

This 54-hour Step 2 Somatic IFS Online Training will build on your immersion into the practices of Somatic IFS that you experienced in the Somatic IFS 30-Hour Step 1 program.  There will be weekly sessions of clinical training focusing on the integration and application of the somatic practices of awareness, breath, resonance, movement, and touch with the IFS Model of psychotherapy.  

This Step 2 Training Program will run online from May 2025 - June 2025

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SOMATIC IFS RETREAT WITH SUSAN MCCONNELL - STEP 1 PROGRAM, PORTUGAL

Susan McConnell’s amazing Somatic IFS retreat is a retreat not to be missed.

Somatic IFS is a branch of IFS that blends the principles of somatic therapy - like movement, touch, sensation and breathwork – with the traditional tools of IFS. Somatic IFS explores the embodiment of the internal family with the goal of restoring the client’s SELF to leadership and allowing parts that express through the body to come into relationship and alignment with the client’s SELF. 

On this retreat, you will be invited to explore your internal system with the practices of Somatic IFS. Through guided exercises, journaling, live demonstrations and small group interactions you will listen to your parts through sensations, movement and touch. Your experience of the Embodied Self can transform your personal and professional life. 

We are delighted to host Susan to run her amazing Step 1 Program from April 27th - May 4th, 2025

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ANCESTRAL LINEAGE HEALING RETREAT  PALERMO 2025

Dr. Daniel Foor is the founder and director of Ancestral Medicine.

Ancestral healing emphasizes learning to relate directly with one’s recent and more ancient blood ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing.

Daniel’s training draws from his experience in diverse lineages of ritual arts; his academic work as doctor of psychology; his clinical training as a marriage and family therapist; and over 25 years of implementing the teachings of earth and ancestor reverence in his personal life.

Applications are currently open for this 5-day residential retreat in Palermo, Sicily from 17th February - 21st February, 2025.

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