Internal Family Systems Therapy Online

IFS Therapy in London

 

 

 

Camilo Gallardo is a psychotherapist trained as a Jungian Analyst and IFS therapist 

Accredited organisations: The Guild of Analytical Psychologists (GAP) The International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) : UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

 

As a trauma survivor it has always been easier for me to focus on others people’s systems than look deeply into my own shadow. That being said I was drawn early to inner work and I am now in my fourth decade of meditation practice.  I realised that meditation alone was not going to be enough to make me whole.

Twenty five years ago, looking to go deeper and study more, I left being an actor and trained as a Jungian analyst. 

In 2014 I read The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk and it embarked me on more study and training about the effects of psychological trauma, both individually and collectively. In search of a comprehensive treatment modality I looked deeper into Internal Family Systems Therapy and, after trying it for myself, and using it with many individuals, am sure it is the most powerful treatment modality for trauma available.

 

 

 

Teachers:

1987-2002   Theatre and Film with Janet Alhanti studio, Los Angeles  https://www.actingclassnow.com

1989-1992    Resident at Dharma Zen Centre LA. Refuge Zen Master SeungSahn  https://www.dharmazen.com/residencyandabout

1994  Iquitos, Peru with Chamán Don Agustin Rivas http://agustin-rivas.com/en/travel/amazonas-and-rainforest/

1996  Iquitos, Peru with Chamán Don Agustin Rivas http://agustin-rivas.com/en/travel/amazonas-and-rainforest/

1996-2006  Jungian training with the Guild of Analytical Psychologists (GAP)  http://www.analyticalpsychology.org

1996-2010 Annual 10-day silent Vipassanā retreat with  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._N._Goenka

2005 Refuge with 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje  https://kagyuoffice.org

2015 - 2018 (IoTP) Identity oriented Psychotrauma Therapy with Franz Ruppert  https://www.healthy-autonomy.co.uk/iopt-therapy/

2018 Mahamudra for the Modern World with  Dr. Reginald A. Ray    https://www.dharmaocean.org/reginald-a-ray

 

The unique contribution of IFS

The IFS model of therapy attracted me because it is rooted in systems thinking and the multiplicity of the mind. It also believes that all individuals have what is called a Self (our core, soul, or internal leader), which doesn't need to be cultivated or developed; we are born with it.

It also acknowledges that we have parts or aspects of our personality that we are born with too, which have positive intentions and are not a sign of pathology. With trauma, parts are forced to take on extreme protective roles or to carry painful experiences.

IFS has a unique way of addressing and dealing with trauma, in that it deals with the cognitive by addressing and unloading distorted thoughts and beliefs, it incorporates the body as it supports the movement and discharge of physical sensations, and it facilitates the release of painful feelings (such as unworthiness, loneliness, and unlovability) by healing the wounds that parts of us carry. 

IFS helps release parts from their extreme roles and repairs the chasm created between parts and the Self as a result of the trauma. Parts are then able to restore trust in Self-leadership and fluidly integrate back into the whole system. IFS incorporates spirituality and promotes a humane, non-pathologizing, openhearted, and loving approach to healing the pain associated with repeated relational violations. 

 

Internal Family Systems Therapy trainings:

2018 L1                           Paul Ginter  

2019 L1                           Chris Burris

2019 L2                           Cece Sykes           Compassion for Addictive Processes

2019 L3                           Richard Schwartz 

2019 L2                           Frank Anderson   Trauma and Neuroscience

2021 L3                           Richard Schwartz 

2022 L2                           Cece Sykes           Compassion for Addictive Processes

2023 L3                          Cece Sykes           

2022/23                         Thomas Hübl           Healing Ancestral Trauma