Internal Family Systems Therapy and Coaching


Nuages En Fleurs – Odilon Redon

Greg Kimura

You enter life a ship laden with meaning, purpose and gifts
sent to be delivered to a hungry world.
And as much as the world needs your cargo,
you need to give it away.
Everything depends on this.

But the world forgets its needs,
and you forget your mission,
and the ancestral maps used to guide you
have become faded scrawls on the parchment of dead Pharaohs.

The cargo weighs you heavy the longer it is held
and spoilage becomes a risk.
The ship sputters from port to port and at each you ask:
“Is this the way?”

But the way cannot be found without knowing the cargo,
and the cargo cannot be known without recognising there is a way,
and it is simply this:
You have gifts.
The world needs your gifts.
You must deliver them.

The world may not know it is starving,
but the hungry know,
and they will find you
when you discover your cargo
and start to give it away.

We can sometimes find that we have lost our way and feel disconnected from our own rich cargo. Internal Family Systems is an evidence based practice developed by Dr Richard Schwartz that provides a powerful, effective and compassionate path to ‘self leadership’, and the rediscovery of the treasure chests in the bowels of our ship. Through exploring protective parts that have developed over the years to shield us in various ways, and through understanding and then ‘unburdening’ those parts of us that have been hidden away (often after experiencing moments of shame or trauma), we can live from a more expansive, whole, loving and harmonious sense of self.

I have completed Level 1 (September 2018) of the 15 day IFS training in the UK, Level 2 (November 2019) and Level 3 (February 2022) as well as a 6 week IFS Coaching Course. You can find out more about this inspiring method here:

Dawn – Dominique Velarde

Peace is This Moment Without Judgement

 Dorothy Hunt

Do you think peace requires an end to war?
Or tigers eating only vegetables?
Does peace require an absence from
your boss, your spouse, yourself? …
Do you think peace will come some other place than here?
Some other time than Now?
In some other heart than yours?

Peace is this moment without judgment.
That is all. This moment in the Heart-space
where everything that is is welcome.
Peace is this moment without thinking
that it should be some other way,
that you should feel some other thing,
that your life should unfold according to your plans.

Peace is this moment without judgment,
this moment in the heart-space where
everything that is is welcome.