What is IFS Inspired Coaching?
IFS-inspired coaching unlocks a clients fullest potential by focusing on their entire internal operating system. This includes the parts of the client that may have no interest in change or be actively resisting it. The holistic approach of acknowledging all parts works towards total alignment of a common vision, purpose or goal.
How is IFS-inspired coaching different from other coaching models?
Creates awareness (and alignment) of inner team
Fosters understanding of the motivations and concerns of various parts
Introduces mindful decision-making (discerning which parts we allow to influence our choices and behaviors)
Differentiating (unblending) parts
Elicits Self energy
Other Coaching Models
Largely external focused
May not include an orientation of multiplicity
Typically align only with change agents in the system
Some models attempt to exile, ignore or even eradicate “negative” or “bad” parts that aren’t on board
Advice-giving often a component (“here’s what you need to do”)
How is IFS-inspired coaching different from IFS therapy?
Often future-oriented with focus on desired outcomes, behavioral shifts and a personal vision
Works with parts that carry limiting beliefs
Family of origin work typically not included in coaching
Primarily outside>in focused
Deals with anxiety/depression and may address acute trauma such as sexual abuse, suicide, addictions etc…
Trained to work with clients who could be a potential threat to themselves or others
Primarily inside>out focused