NIVEL II Intimidad desde dentro a afuera (IFIO) Online


October 22 & 23, 2022


One of the biggest challenges for IFS therapists and practitioners are protectors, who are difficult to befriend. These are the parts that doubt the existence of Self, cut us off from our inner experience, are not willing to share their positive intent or have any other extreme strategy that bring stuckness to the process. During this IFS workshop you will learn new ways to befriend these difficult protectors






Training area: IFS ad Anxiety, Depression and Shame

Michael Elkin is founder and director of the Center for Collaborative Solutions in Newton and Salem MA. He has been practicing therapy for over thirty years, and has presented training workshops throughout the US and in many other countries. He has developed innovative ways of understanding and treating addictive and compulsive behavior, and is currently most interested in the building and maintenance of successful relationships. His is the author of Families Under the Influence, and several articles.

I focus my work on the relationships of my clients, and help them heal the parts of them that generate problems in these relationships. I also work with the parts of clients that interfere with their peace by triggering phobias, migraines, auto immune reactions, addictions, rage, anxiety, and other discomforts.
I also train and consult to people who are interested in becoming more skillful at accomplishing the above

Specialties: High conflict couples, phobia, somatic issues, aftermath of trauma, addiction, eating disorders, cynicism

Mike Elkin is an IFS senior Lead trainer who has been involved with the model since 1995. He has been a popular presenter, conducting scores of trainings and workshops throughout the US and Europe and has taught level one trainings in Boston every year since 2003. He was a pioneer in applying hypnotic and strategic approaches to addiction treatment and has integrated those tools into IFS treatment. He is the author of, “Families Under the Influence” and several articles.

Michael has a private practice in marriage, family, and individual psychotherapy, and he is very focused on training therapists in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy model, which Michael believe is the most flexible, powerful, and humane tool for healing available. It enables people to use their spiritual resources without getting into religion or metaphysics.

Michael Elkin has a reputation within the IFS community for enthusiasm teaching about what IFS calls our Firefighter parts of us—the protective parts of your personality that typically show up as extreme beliefs or behaviors like anger, addictions, compulsions, or suicidality.

“Your willpower and your conscious decisions have very little to do with what you wind up actually doing.”

We talk about how the state of mind that IFS calls Self (all of our core spiritual qualities) has the power to heal and transform any parts of you that have become extreme, unhealthy or unbalanced.