The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model helps people access their true Self, an innate wisdom and compassion that is present in each of us, though often blocked by self-protective defenses and a tendency to get stuck in the pain of the past. Through IFS you can begin to understand the many parts of yourself and why they act the way they do, and begin to create a respectful, compassionate relationship with them. Through this greater acceptance and self-awareness, you will be less hijacked by defenses and wounds and live more from Self-energy.