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What others say:


"The IFS Healing Circle proved to be an enlightening experience. The most significant takeaway 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. 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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Sandy seems to track where the group is as a whole yet is watching out for the individual. 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 

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"Transformative. Enlightening. The experience was deeply relational on so many levels that I can't even wrap my brain around it. I got something from all of it and on many levels- both conscious and subconscious. The Circle affected me psychologically, emotionally, relationally and in many other ways. I will be processing the workshop for a long time."

~ Tina Haynie, Winston-Salem, NC

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"Becoming aware of internal parts and giving them a sense of safety brings opportunities for healing - emotionally, spiritually, and even physically. This is what has happened for me. If you are searching for a safe space in which to explore yourself, I highly recommend Sandy’s classes. They are truly worth it."

- AWF, Winston-Salem, NC

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"I love the paradigm/lens of no bad parts - that my inner conflicts are parts of me that need attention and understanding rather than something to be fixed or suppressed. I wholeheartedly recommend IFS Healing Circle to anyone seeking to understand themselves better and foster a deeper sense of inner harmony."- Dr. Alex, Greensboro, NC

Intro to IFS Healing Circles

~ in-person or online 3 hour group ~

August 14 or 15, 2024

with Sandy Phoenix

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.

IFS Healing Circles combine the power of IFS with the power of deep sacred group work. IFS is a deeply compassionate model that helps us connect with 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. It offers a caring way to work 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.

This introductory group will be experiential and will include guided meditations, parts mapping, and embodied group sculpting. The sculpting is a powerful process where a participant works directly with me with the group members supporting by stepping into the roles of the person’s parts, bringing about more clarity of inner dynamics and more space for healing. (The sculpting spot will be chosen by lottery during the session among those interested.)

IFS is a relational model, building relationships with your inner parts. Doing this work in a group, witnessing and sharing with others, empowers each person’s own work as well as building like-minded community. Group size will be limited to allow time for questions and sharing.


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.


Training: I am a Level 3-trained IFS practitioner and have trained in Creating IFS Healing Circles with Chris Burris.


In-person or online options: 

In-person:  Wed, August 14, 2024, 10 am - 1 pm at 18 Springs Community Healing Center, 2424 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC

or  Online: Thursday, August 15, 2024, 6 pm - 9 pm ET via Zoom

Cost: $60. Options available for those in need of financial assistance.


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: 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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