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Beautiful green hilly landscape with sacred concentric circles of stones.

What others say:


"The IFS Healing Circle proved to be an enlightening experience in helping me foster deeper self-awareness and understanding of my feelings and emotions. Sandy’s knack for breaking down complex emotional concepts into digestible bits, and creating an extremely safe and welcoming space, made the journey very comfortable and enjoyable.  I didn’t have any prior knowledge or expectations going in, and the most significant takeaway I came out with has been a shift towards greater self-compassion. I've learned to approach frustration and self-criticism with curiosity and kindness, seeking to understand the underlying causes of these emotions. I am still learning, but this perspective has been incredibly liberating and has fostered a more harmonious relationship with myself. The thoughtful structure, engaging content, and nurturing environment make it a standout program that I wholeheartedly recommend to others!" ~Chandni Saxena, WInston-Salem, NC

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"Group work can contain power with shared intents, finding similarities with others and support of uniqueness.  I experienced this solidly with the Circle and Sandy's focus on holding a safe space for all.  Sandy seems to track where the group is as a whole yet is watching out for the individual. 

I also appreciated the various ways of learning to relate to Parts; through creative exploration, meditation and embodied exercises.  This class is great for those that are just curious about the IFS process and those that have some experience but want to go deeper.  If you are ready to understand the details of how and why you respond with certain thoughts, emotions and actions, ready to look inward and find your own power, then the IFS Healing Circle guided by Sandy will encourage your journey."

~Amy Bowden, LCSW; Winston-Salem, NC 

IFS Healing Circles

~ healing in community ~

6-week series, May - June, 2024

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a powerful therapeutic modality that welcomes all parts of us and understands that all of us have both a core essence or Self, as well as many inner parts. Our parts function as a system, similar to a family system, which is how this modality was named; it’s not about your family of origin, but rather about the dynamics of your internal world.

I'm excited to offer IFS Healing Circles, to combine the power of IFS with the power of deep sacred group work. IFS helps us go directly to the parts within us that need tending and develop a relationship with them that helps our whole system find more clarity, peace, joy, and love.

IFS offers a way to work compassionately and effectively with polarized parts that keep us stuck. It helps us unburden old traumas, emotions, and beliefs. And IFS helps us to inhabit our core sacred essence more fully and, over time, lead our lives from that essence. Doing this work in a group, witnessing and sharing with others, empowers each person’s own work as well as building like-minded community. This 6 week series will be experiential, as direct experience is the only way to truly understand and heal with IFS. It will include guided meditations, parts mapping, and embodied group sculpting.

Within the group space, each person will be working with their own intentions and their inner parts related to those intentions, so the work will be personalized. At the same time, I will help you understand common dynamics of parts and how to engage with inner protectors and exiles. This is a relational model, building relationships with your inner parts. And this group opportunity allows for doing this in community with support and connection.

As a Shamanic Practitioner, I appreciate how IFS aligns with and includes many shamanic perspectives and aspects of healing, including soul retrieval, clearing of ancestral and cultural burdens, energetic and spiritual release with help of the elements, and connection with your sacred essence. I will hold a sacred shamanic space for this deep work.


My IFS training: I am Level 3 trained in IFS by the IFS Institute and also trained in Creating Healing Circles with Chris Burris. 

There are 2 different 6-week group options: one in-person in Winston-Salem and one online; each is limited to only 8 participants.



When: May 1 - June 5, 2024; Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; Cost: $295

Where: 18 Springs Community Healing Center, 2424 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC



When: May 2 - June 6, 2024; Thursdays 7-9 pm ET; via Zoom; Cost: $295

   *Online sessions are not recorded and must be attended live. 


Note: This deep group work can be intense and emotional; it is contraindicated when there is emotional or mental instability. Please discuss with Sandy if you have concerns if this is right for you.

To Register: Both Circles are now full; if you wish to be on the waitlist , indicate that on the form below. 


To register, fill out the form below, then click the button to submit your information and go to the payment page to complete your registration by sending payment. *Please note that you are not considered registered and a spot is not held until you send payment to commit to the spot. 

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