Lead Your Life - Foundation  course
Integration of Internal Family Systems (IFS) with NVC

2-days Online course in English  
April 2nd + 23th, 2022 (9:00-17:30 UK time)

The Lead your Life program is the result of years of experiencing the power of IFS for myself and for many participants in my NVC practice groups, workshops and  coaching and mentoring sessions. This program brings together in my view the two most powerful practical, accessible processes that have been developed over the last 30 years that enable us to live truly compassionate lives in connection with ourselves, our communities and with our environment. IFS is complementary to NVC in many ways and its systemic approach of our inner and outer system provides a very natural and everyday way of living compassionately.

"Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy. We believe the mind is naturally multiple and that is a good thing.  Our inner parts contain valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts are welcome. IFS is a movement. A new, empowering paradigm for understanding and harmonizing the mind and, thereby, larger human systems. One that can help people heal and helps the world become a more compassionate place.” Richard Schwartz

The Lead Your Life program integrates the fundamental and relevant aspects of IFS in many of our NVC practices. It will enable you to take the lead of your own life, a Self-lead life of your inner world, of your parts, and of your relationships with others by developing understanding of, and balance and harmony in, your inner system. This program aims to discover and unleash all the beautiful and valuable qualities of our inner world.

This 2-day Basics module has very interactice structure to maximise individual explorations. It will cover:

  • Fundamentals of IFS, therory and practice
  • Connecting with Parts; the types, roles, their delopment and interactions
  • Self; Self-leadership, qualities of Self, unlblending from parts, being in Self 
  • Practical process for finding and connect ingwith your parts, anytime 
  • Supporting others in finding and connecting with their parts
  • Developing your own parts map, a dynamic map of inner relationships
  • NVC Self empathy: OFNR in your own inner system
  • NVC Expressing yourself honestly: speaking for parts
  • Practice, practice, practice
  • Homework between the two days
  • Q&A

We will be working in plenary sessions, in pairs and in small groups. We will be using various learning methods, including guided meditations and exercises that make good use of all the Zoom video conferencing options. 
In the two weeks between the two workshop days you will benefit from taking some time for reflection, exploration, deepening on your own and in diads/small groups. 

Practice sessions 
There will be a complementary 1.5 hour practice session after day one and after day two of the course.

Practice group
There is a monthly, complementary, online practice available to join after the course.

Follow-up workshops available 
These workshop are only open for booking to those that have participated in the Lead Your Life Foundation course


  • Your choice to pay between £75 - £125 for two days
  • There are 2 bursary places available (contact me: info@mahakaruna.org.uk)

Payment required upon booking.

A prerequisite for participation is:
- Having attended a NVC Basic/Foundation workshop 
- Some experience intergrating NVC in your daily life  
- Participating in both entire days 

Maximum number of participants is 16.

LYL Foundation 2022

"We are compassionate with ourselves when we are able to embrace all parts of ourselves and recognize the needs and values expressed by each part.”
Marshall Rosenberg