I came to Inner Relationship Focusing, combining it with somatic and attachment informed work as an important part of a long professional and personal journey. I am a licensed psychologist and have been in private practice for over 25 years. I have learned, and now teach, several traditions…among them Somatic Experiencing, Inner Relationship Focusing, Attachment Theory, and Relational Analysis.
As a trauma therapist, healer and educator, I am very aware that a missing element, one that makes us vulnerable to a difficult experience becoming a traumatic event is lack of support. We often assume this support must come from outside of us, but IRF shows us how important and often missing are the inner relationships and support that aid us to integrate and heal from events we live through, protecting us from long standing trauma, or helping us to heal from that which was overwhelming and traumatic.