PARTS (Personal Awareness & Recovery Through Self)

Internal Family Systems Intensive

Workshop Quick Summary

Workshop: PARTS (Personal Awareness & Recovery Through Self)

Category: Emotional Trauma

What: This empowering IFS intensive focuses on the internal relationship between parts of the SELF which are adaptations from adverse experiences. Participants focus on processing each of their “parts” in order to return balance and harmony to the SELF.

Who: Anyone interested in developing a deeper knowledge of themself so that all parts can co-exist while allowing the SELF to lead

Cost: $3,950 (includes meals, evening activities, Brain Center, and gym access)

Lodging: Reserve single or shared on-site rooms


All About This Workshop

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based treatment modality which relates our internal world to a relational system similar to a family. Developed by Meadows Senior Fellow Dr. Richard Schwartz, this IFS founder is also the founder of the Center for Self Leadership and adjunct faculty at Harvard’s department of psychology.

PARTS is a non-pathologizing and empowering IFS intensive that focuses on the internal relationship between parts of the SELF which are adaptations from adverse experiences. Parts function like subpersonalities, holding aspects of our identity that work to gain influence within the internal system, and can be self-defeating. These parts develop a complexity of interactions among themselves. Once the parts are processed, the system returns to a state of being self-assured and relaxed, allowing the SELF to lead. Those who complete this workshop are better able to listen, respond to feedback, establish healthy boundaries, and build self-competence for any future adverse experiences.

Our PARTS workshop is facilitated by an IFS-certified therapist who will emphasize the following:

  • Learn parts language
  • Assess internal dialogue
  • Identify and work with parts of oneself
  • Develop direct access to parts
  • Build trust in one’s inner system
  • Diagram – relationships among parts
  • Shift parts into positive roles
  • Nourish well-being, resilience, and self-leadership
  • Create more space for the SELF to lead

“[The SELF is that] innate presence in each of us. It is the seat of consciousness that brings balance and harmony equipped with qualities such as perspective, presence, patience, playfulness, and persistence.” – Dr. Richard Schwartz

Cost: $3,950 per person, which includes:

  • meals
  • evening activities (yoga, tai chi, auricular acupuncture, live music)
  • 12-Step meeting
  • Brain Center access
  • gym access

Lodging and Transportation

Lodging is available at the Rio Retreat Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms are simply appointed and designed to be conducive to the process of healing and recovery. For those staying on campus, transportation will be available from and to the Phoenix airport with three convenient pickup times. Details will be sent with your confirmation email upon completion of the sign-up process.

Workshop groups run Monday through Friday from approximately 8:30 am to 4 pm. The schedule is somewhat flexible to accommodate the size of the group and the group process. Evening programming is provided after dinner. The Rio Retreat Center campus is strictly alcohol-and drug-free, and we have a dress code, cell phone, and smoking policy.

For more details about this workshop and to register, please contact us to speak to a Workshop Coordinator.


PARTS Workshop

Jan 29 - Feb 2, 2024

Mar 11 - Mar 15, 2024

Apr 22 - Apr 26, 2024

Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2024

Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2024

Sept 30 - Oct 4, 2024

Nov 4 - Nov 8, 2024