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An IFS Approach to Self-Led Decision-Making | Introduction for Dittmar Residents

February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Investment: Free
Heartswell – Ballston Office
4001 9th Street North, Suite 220
Arlington, VA 22204

This workshop is an abbreviated introductory version of our full Self-led Decision-making workshop we will be hosting on March 9th.

Whenever we feel indecisive, it’s usually because different parts of ourselves see things differently and are motivated by different priorities and concerns. In fact, it’s usually the friction between these different “camps” that makes us feel stuck.

We can mediate inner conflict and resolve impasses by inviting our core essence – The Self – to take the lead in decision-making. In this 1 hour workshop, you’ll be introduced to the Internal Family Systems (IFS) concept of parts and how to get to know their concerns so your Self can find a pathway through inner conflict.

IFS Skills you’ll develop in this workshop include:

  • Mindfulness meditation to create inner spaciousness for parts to feel safe to come forward
  • Visioning
  • Parts mapping to surface parts invested in a situation
  • Getting you to know your parts and developing self-trust so that novel solutions can come through
You can expect guided meditation, journaling, paper-based activities, and space for reflection.


Sign up here


About IFS:

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a therapeutic process founded on the principle that our personality is comprised of myriad sub-personalities, or Parts, that help us to manage and engage in our lives. IFS Parts Work is a process of engaging with these different parts to uncover their motivations and fears while helping them to take on less restrictive beliefs and behaviors. In this way, we can learn to creatively engage in our lives with courage and compassion.

About Jennifer O’Sullivan:

Jennifer O’Sullivan, a certified IFS Practitioner, who empowers individuals through shame-free embodied practices, drawing from yoga, Buddhist mindfulness, and the Internal Family Systems model. With almost two decades of experience, she facilitates transformative journeys, helping clients gain clarity, foster self-compassion, and align with their values.


February 23
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Heartswell – Ballston Office
4001 9th Street North, Suite 220
Arlington, VA 22204


LuAnn Oliver