Anyone been through IFS or coherence therapy?

post by warrenjordan · 2021-03-15T18:35:15.233Z · LW · GW · 3 comments

This is a question post.

Would like to hear some anecdotes, field reports, personal experiences going through IFS [? · GW] and/or coherence therapy [? · GW]. I've been going to therapy for almost a year and thought these specializations would benefit me the most.

It'd also be interesting to hear from folks who have also done self-therapy and therapy with an IFS or coherence specialist. 

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comment by shminux · 2021-03-15T19:49:07.911Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

An important consideration is what you are dealing with. Severe ACE? Something else?

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comment by warrenjordan · 2021-03-15T23:51:33.069Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yes, my father passed when I was young, almost 20 years ago. I started therapy only last year as I became aware of the schemas (e.g. pursuing grand accomplishments to relieve/prevent feelings of emptiness reminiscent of his passing) that have been affecting my QoL. There may be other schemas I could be unaware of as well, but the pattern I see is that they revolve around my father's passing. 

Therapy has been great, however I've experienced greater effects through "self-therapy" using a combination of IFS, coherence and Focusing.