Please scroll down or click under the Offerings Menu for details on IFS Consult Groups towards Certification (if needed), Process and Expansion groups, IFS Workshops and AAMFT Approved Group Supervision. Thank you!

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

FREE First Wednesday of the Month

Pause for Calm and Connection

Guided Meditation (woven from Internal Family Systems and Mindful Self Compassion practices), Group Sharing, Q&A. Sign up at for Zoom link at bottom of this page.

12-1:00 pm PST

Drop ins are welcome! Feel free to invite other healing professionals. The lovely group is usually between 10-50 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, although it always helps our community to see one another! (but no guilt if it’s one of those days when you don’t want to be visible. I get it ūüėČ

I open the meeting before noon, so log in and be technically settled before I begin at 12:10pm. Have pen or writing materials, paper and privacy nearby! I lead a 10-15 minute meditation, give you some time for writing or quiet reflection before opening the call up to some brief sharing, then Q&A.

Other Wednesdays Expanded Pause for Calm and Connection Group Parts Befriending, Q&A, Brief Demos with Laura

NOT the first Wednesday of the month!  12-1:30 pm PST  $29

After a guided meditation, we’ll have time for Q&A (Ask me anything!), then I’ll work with a few volunteers individually to help you experience the process of Befriending a Part. The rest of the group listens, witnesses and extends Self energy. I spend about 10 minutes with each volunteer, unless we decide together that parts need less or more time.

This is not therapy, but rather a teaching or consultation experience. Group members agree to maintain confidentiality within the group and not share any identifying information about members or content outside of this circle. Thank you in advance for maintaining group safety and trust.  I look forward to seeing you soon. Bring your courage, honesty and curiosity!

Register here Financial distress discounts available. 

Monthly IFS Consultation Group. 90 minutes

Tuesday or Thursday noon or 3pm PST

For clinicians 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.)

3-4 month commitment after our first meeting Your seat is reserved once you and Laura have confirmed your participation and your payment is received online here or through ApplePay or VenMo. 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.

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.

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.