This workshop demonstrates how to apply key principles for befriending unwanted thoughts
and feelings and transforming them into internal allies. It employs a Christian approach to the
fast-growing, evidence-based Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, developed by Dr. Richard
Schwartz, combined with boundaries theory. Participants will learn to use the ???Five Steps of
Taking a You-Turn? to help their clients apply healthy boundaries to their overwhelming
thoughts and feelings, while incorporating Christian principles into their counseling work.
Attendees will learn to empower their clients to move from anger to advocacy, from shame to
joy, and help their inner critic become their loyal champion.
Presented by: Kimberly Miller, M.A. & Alison Cook, Ph.D.
- Identify foundational principles of the Internal Family Systems model as they apply to Christians
- Name the “Five Steps of Taking a You-Turn” and describe what each step involves
- Practice key therapeutic interventions, such as identifying a part of the soul in need of care and developing gentle internal boundaries with overwhelming thoughts and feelings