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Date / time Event
October 8, 2020 - December 18, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monthly IFS Consult Group Oct-Dec '20

Ms. Schmidt was very open to/promoted asking questions. Naturally, calmly took the time to masterfully incorporate the answers into her presentation. Ms. Schmidt is a beautiful soul.

Intro to IFS 6H workshop participant, CA

Zoom IFS Processing for Groups

After a guided meditation, I work with one or more individuals (tending to parts that are present and want to be heard) while the rest of the group listens, witnesses and extends Self energy. My time with each volunteer can be anywhere from 5 minutes to a full IFS session, depending on what we’ve agreed upon.  A lot of support and validation is also communicated through the chat.

60-120 minutes.  Please contact me with your group details, needs and scheduling wishes. 

Monthly Zoom IFS Consultation Group. 90 minutes

Pacific Time: Tuesday or Thursday 11:30am or 2pm. (or other mutually agreed upon time)

Monthly, 90 minute IFS consult group via Zoom for healing professionals with some previous IFS experience. You will gain support and connection with colleagues, expand and facilitate your own Self awareness, leadership and clinical application of the IFS Model.

Meetings include guided meditation, discussion, Q&A, didactic teaching, case consultation, practice triads, demos and experiential exercises. Limited to 8 participants.

Level 1 Grads can count this as Group IFS Consultation Hours towards IFS Certification. (10H group and 10H individual IFS consultation are needed towards Certification.)

4 month commitment (e.g. Sept-Dec, Jan-April, May-Aug). Your seat is reserved once you and Laura have confirmed your participation and your payment is received online here or through ApplePay or VenMo. No refunds are issued. If you have to miss a meeting, you may request a recording, provided all group members agree. 

Please email your interest, scope of practice and previous IFS experience.

IFS Process Group for Healing Professionals

6-8 biweekly sessions

  1. For those who have attended my IFS Introduction or other similar training, this is a unique opportunity to expand your experience of the IFS framework for deepening awareness, compassion and Self energy in a safe, confidential setting with Certified IFS therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience.  We’ll apply the Model to your own internal system and your interactions with one another through guided meditation, experiential exercises, didactic teaching, live demos and group processing.
  2. There are 8 spaces available and your seat is reserved once I receive payment. You may pay with cash, check, Apple Pay, VenMo or here on my website with a credit card.
  3. This doesn’t qualify as a therapy group to bill to insurance.
  4. This group is for healing professionals, who want to deepen their understanding and application of the IFS framework–for themselves and for patients, clients, students, etc. While this group isn’t therapy, per se, it will be therapeutic and impact your own self understanding and compassion.
  5. These groups are not eligible for CEs.
  6. If you are interested in helping with logistics to offset your cost, please contact me.
  7. Student or financially distressed discounts available.

Bio for Events: Laura Schmidt, LMFT, has supported individuals, couples, families and groups as a family systems therapist for over 20 years. She’s passionate about teaching others how to access more calm, compassion and open-heartedness in their life and work.

Laura maintains a private practice in Spokane, WA, and has been a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist since 2010. She leads IFS workshops and facilitates process, consultation and supervision groups for clinicians locally, nationally and abroad.

Laura worked individually for a year with IFS founder, Dr. Richard Schwartz, and has maintained her own monthly therapy and supervision with IFS Lead Trainers since 2008. She is a PESI Seminar Speaker, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Program Assistant for the IFS Institute and Approved Consultant for IFS Certification.

Laura received her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University, NY, and has lived throughout the U.S., in Canada and Germany. She specialized in working with sexual trauma and disordered eating for many years.  Laura replenishes while chasing fresh air in a variety of outdoor activities year-round. She is happiest off the grid sleeping under the stars. Laura competed internationally as a professional road cyclist in her 30’s until suffering a career-ending brain injury in 2010. (Read her blog the first three years here. Type into Search lauraschmidt). Her lengthy road to recovery transformed her life outlook, presence and purpose.  Laura is an engaging presenter, known for her candor, humor and connectedness.

Pause for Calm and Connection

Free Guided Meditation (woven from Internal Family Systems and Mindful Self Compassion practices) and optional Sharing. Sign up at for Zoom link at bottom of this page. 

First Wednesday of the Month

12:15-12:45pm PT via  Zoom

Drop ins are welcome! Feel free to invite other healing professionals. The lovely group is usually between 10-20 people–some faces visible, others just listening. The sessions are not cumulative, although the more often you practice, the more fluent and easily you can BE with your responses and emotions from a calm, curious, compassionate place.

You’ll be muted automatically and can choose to have your camera/video on or off. Log in anytime after noon so you’re technically settled in time! Have pen and paper nearby. At 12:15pm PT, I’ll welcome us, lead a 10-15 minute meditation, then give you a moment for writing or quiet reflection before opening the call up to some brief sharing.

Tending to My Therapist Parts

This 2 hour group will give you an opportunity to connect with the responses stirred up from challenging or “resistant” clients in a supportive, confidential setting with other healing professionals. Our group will include a guided meditation, group sharing and experiential with a 10 minute break after an hour.

This Zoom offering is limited to mental health professionals or students, as well as Level 1 trained IFS Practitioners. Limited to 10 participants.

Your seat is reserved once you’ve registered.

Discount for Students or those under financial distress.