Insight Focused Therapy is an exciting new integrative model of counselling developed by Pauline Skeates therapist and trainer of Auckland New Zealand.IFT is an integrative model of therapy which draws from the latest salient discoveries in neuroscientific research, mindfulness studies and principles of neuroplasticity. These, together with concepts from Attachment Theory, Coherence Theory, Developmental Theory, and Polyvagal Theory are integrated into a cohesive and practical therapeutic process.You will find this method is simple to use and inspiring as it empowers you towards life changing personal revelations and insights. Insights that have sustaining impact in all arenas of life.The IFT process, with its focus on acceptance, kindness and compassion assists in calming the reactivity of the fight and flight response, enabling new insights to emerge, in the stillness of acceptance.The IFT process begins by turning the focus of your attention to a presenting issue in a mindful way – curious, loving, open, accepting and kind. The acceptance, compassion and kindness inherent within the IFT process calms and soothes  anxious and defensive autonomic reactivity. With focused attention on present moment awareness, you follow the trail unfolding before you, noticing and describing as you go. Along the way, you are gathering, collecting and organising lost and disassociated memories, integrating them into a coherent whole, allowing new insights to emerge. These defining moments usher in life-changing benefits.Who can use it?IFT can be used by therapists, mentors, coaches, advisors, and people-helpers. It can also be used as a personal development tool. In fact, anyone can use this loving, open and accepting inner dialogue.The research of Friedrickson (2010) documents that as little as eight minutes of mindful-awareness practice per day results in a significantly increased sense of well-being.Components of IFTIn our training you will learn aspects of the latest neuroscience research drawn from experts such as: Siegel, Schore, LeDoux, Cozolino, Porges, Kabit-Zin and others, together with principles from Attachment Theory, Fixed Point vs Emergent Living, Coherence and Clean Language Theories, biological principals and spiritual awareness.You will also learn how to utilise the principals of IFT to take mastery of your life and maximise the neuroplasticity of the brain.
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