The IFT program is built on an underlying theory of the centrality of interaction and how we integrate experience, under ideal situations as well as traumatic circumstances.
We train therapists to help clients discover their way forward through an embodied experiential process that flows naturally.
This way of working is a departure from traditional talk therapy. It takes advantage of the natural connection between therapist and client. As a therapist, you use your embodied presence as a container and a source of support that helps the client find their own way. It is less about what you say, more about who you are in the room.
The training itself is experiential. It helps you cultivate a quality of presence that allows people to be themselves. This kind of presence provides the safety and support that enable clients to face what might otherwise feel uncomfortable or even unbearable.