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Intimacy From the Inside Out (IFIO) Intro Course December 9-10, Online


Dates:  December 9 & 10, 2023

Location:  Online

Brief Overview:  Participants will receive an introduction to the Intimacy from the inside Out© (IFIO) model. This course will include lectures as well as live and/or video demonstrations focusing on the protocols taught in the IFIO Basic Training. Experiential activities will be offered to help participants deepen their learning of IFIO principles as well as to explore "trailheads" in their own, internal systems. No previous IFS training required.

This course is being hosted by Mindful Child & Family Therapy (MCAFT)

Course Presenters:  Kim L. Bolling, Psy.D. & Maya Hanelin, LICSW

Cost: $400

Payment & Registration: Click HERE to secure your space with a $100 deposit. Click HERE to pay in full. 

Cancellation Policy: Any and all deposits and/or payments for our retreats / courses are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please note that there will be no refunds for any reason, including illness. Thank you for your understanding.

Meet The Presenters! CLICK HERE to watch this 20 min Info Session, meet Maya Hanelin & Kim Bolling and get some of your questions answered!


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Self-Energy & Self-Like Parts with Pam Krause


Dates: Friday, February 23 – Sunday, February 25, 2024

Location: Mount Madonna Retreat Center, 445 Summit Rd, Watsonville, CA

Course Presenter: Pamela Krause, MSW, LCSW, is a Certified IFS Therapist and Senior Lead Trainer for IFS-Institute where she has taught several Level 1, 2, and 3 trainings.  

Cost: $600

Brief Overview: This course will help you differentiate between Self-Energy and Self-Like Parts. This course is designed for therapists and practitioners who have completed an IFS Level 1 training through the IFS-Institute.

Payment & Registration: Payment due January 23, 2024

Cost is for the course only.  Please book your meals & accommodations through this form via Mount Madonna. Please keep in mind that the accommodation fees include all meals and accommodations, and that the day use / commuter fees include 6 meals.


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Q: Are the IFS courses offered by MCAFT Retreats the same as the IFS Trainings offered by the IFS Institute?

No. Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 IFS training programs offered through the IFS Institute provide comprehensive training and experience in the IFS therapeutic model. Upon completion of each level of training, participants are prepared to work as IFS therapists, having gained a breadth of knowledge and understanding about the way in which IFS enhances their lives, the lives of their clients, and others. Other IFS events and activities – such as IFS courses offered through MCAFT Retreats – are generally shorter and/or serve as introductions to aspects of the IFS model. The courses offered through MCAFT Retreats are intended to inform therapists, coaches and medical providers about the model by providing them with a basic introduction to the model, while they wait to get into a Level 1 training program through the IFS Institute. We designed our courses specifically to support and empower those who are patiently waiting to get into a Level 1 Training through the IFS Institute. We hope these courses offer you a very basic introduction!



Intro to Internal Family Systems (IFS) Weekend Course

Dates: Friday, September 1 – Monday, September 4, 2023 (Labor Day Weekend)

Location: Mount Madonna Retreat Center, 445 Summit Rd, Watsonville, CA

Brief Overview: We warmly welcome you to join us for an introduction to the Internal Family Systems model through didactic learning and an experiential exploration of our own internal system of parts. This course is designed for therapists. However, motivated healthcare professionals and coaches are welcome to request to attend as well. No prior IFS knowledge is required. This weekend course will offer you a basic introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS) and can serve as a helpful primer for the more in-depth Level 1 Training through the IFS Institute. To view the full flyer with additional info, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Co-Sponsored for CEU's

This course is co-sponsored between Zyla Care and Mindful Child & Family Therapy. Zyla Care has approved this course for CEU's. Zyla Care (Provider #1000173) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Zyla Care maintains responsibility for the program and all its content. Learn more at

Continuing Education Units Available: CEU certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form by participants. You'll be emailed the course evaluation at the end of the course. Please contact for questions.

Payment & Registration: To register and pay in full now, PLEASE CLICK HERE. Registration closes on Aug 25, 2023


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