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Calandra Balfour & Fi Feehan

Internal Family Systems and NLP - An Integrative Approach

Saturday 21st May - 11:00 - 12:30 (BST)

Presentation details...

Within this workshop you explore the meta position of Self Energy, and the relationship between Self and parts.


Within IFS the concept of multiplicity is a presupposition on holding space for clients- the acceptance we have many parts, and these parts have roles in protecting us from experiencing pain and discomfort. You become familiar with the discrete role of parts and how the internal relationship between parts is similar to the interactions within an external family-hence Internal Family Systems.    


You learn how parts, as understood in the NLP world, can be integrated within IFS Theory, and how you can connect with, and create relationships, with protector parts within your client.    


You consider how you as a practitioner can hold space in Self Energy and how this influences compassionate therapeutic practice, as opposed to functional therapeutic practice.

Learning outcomes...
  • Know the Internal Family Systems Theory and Approach.  

  • Understand Self Energy as an internal meta position.

  • Understand inner compassion towards parts.  

  • Understand the relationship between Self and parts.  

  • Be able to align NLP practice with IFS Methodology.  

  • Consider the role of Self as a space holder for the positive intention of parts.  

  • Consider the energy of Self, compassion for self, and holding space for clients with compassion.

About Calandra...

Calandra is a trauma-informed therapeutic practitioner and wellness expert with a background in neuroscience (BSc), a qualified NLP practitioner, an accredited coach, registered yoga instructor and specialist at Light Before Dawn, with a particular interest in nervous system regulation and Internal Family Systems.    


Calandra is committed to evidence-based techniques that work, no matter where their source, whether it is Eastern ancient wisdom, cutting edge modern science or somewhere in-between.

About Fi...

Fi is a biopsychosocial practitioner - with an ability to connect theories, uncover patterns and code break underlying blocks and obstacles within clients.


Fi is trained in many wellbeing modalities, including Master Practitioner in NLP. Fi is Level One Internal Family Systems and commencing Level Two in October 2022.


Fi is personally trained by Deb Dana in Polyvagal Theory.


Being committed to emotional wellbeing for over forty years, Fi has accumulated an evidence and wisdom based practice.    


Fi is the co-founder of Light Before Dawn, a collaboration of practitioners, and facilitates a compassion based practitioner programme - The Liminal Way. 

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