Healing is reconnecting with ourselves
If you wish to
- Overcome challenges and blockages such as old wounds, inner conflicts, grief, relationship issues, to create positive change in your life.
- Move away from a sense of misalignment and lack of control on your life, toward a place of wholeness and personal sovereignty.
- Find meaning during transitions by reconnecting with your deeper values and qualities and removing blocks to their manifestation in your life.
- Work through personal or spiritual breakthroughs so they can be integrated into your everyday life in ways that bring meaning to you.
- Navigate spiritual challenges such as spiritual crisis, or difficulties with your spiritual environments or communities.
Then this might be for you.
Internal Family Systems therapy, or IFS, is an evidence-based therapeutic tool to find healing and change from within.
The work in IFS consists in reconnecting with an authentic sense of presence. From that place of healing we can change our relationship with all the aspects of our inner lives: our emotions, attitudes, blockages, patterns, or qualities and strengths. This leads to a softening of our inner life, and deep healing through the liberation of the wounds we carry.
Through this work we reveal a dimension of ourselves which is more open, more integrated, and which reflects our deeper values and qualities. We become more authentically ourselves.
I’m Nicolas Escoffier, an IFS practitioner (level 2) and healer with a passion for combining traditional and current approaches to healing.
I believe that our healing as adults is best supported by offering both safety and freedom to the parts of us that long for transformation and growth.
The guidance I offer is shaped by my deep background in neuroscience and traditional contemplative practice, and by a sustained engagement with the body and the natural world as sources of wisdom and transformation. It is built on a foundation of patience, openness, and integrity.
I am trained as a practitioner in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy (Official Level 2 training). An evidence-based healing modality, IFS also opens new doors for deepening our inner journey through its many connections with traditional spirituality. I have deeply engaged this spiritual dimensions of IFS through trainings and workshops led by Richard Schwartz, Robert Falconer, and Ann Sinko, and through my own practice.
I have enriched my practice with training in relational and emotion-focused therapeutic modalities.
I trained in and practiced meditation in South-east Asia where I have lived for 12 years. I have studied under and keep close connections with my teacher who is rooted in South-east Asia contemplative traditions. He has encouraged me teach.
I have also undergone teacher training under the Unified Mindfulness system (Level 1), a secular meditation teaching system.
I hold a PhD in Psychology (neuroscience) from the National University of Singapore, a leading university in Asia.
People who are drawn to this work are often looking to heal and engage with their inner life more deeply and are drawn to IFS.
This work can also help people who wish to integrate contemplative or spiritual experiences, whether challenging or transformative, or value the contemplative or spiritual dimensions of life.
This may also be a good fit for people have already done some healing work, maybe in the course of a psychotherapy, and wish to engage in deeper inner exploration and integration work.
Our spiritual and psychological dimensions are often viewed as separate in the western traditions.
In the traditional contemplative traditions I was trained in, they are thought to be connected in a complex and rich relationship.
Exploring, deepening and nurturing this relationship is a source of great healing.
It connects us with the deepest sense of ourselves, and can heal, transform, and re-enchant our daily life and the world we live in.
What is your training ?
Please see “about me” further up the page or this page for further details.
What are your rates? How long do sessions last?
The rate for individual healing session (1h 10 min) is 90 euros (~ 98 USD).
How do we meet?
We meet on Zoom but we can also use other platforms or the phone if this suits you better.
What is your style of guidance?
My guidance style is collaborative and I help my clients develop confidence in their intuitions, and cultivate creativity and autonomy on both the psychological and spiritual plane. I believe these are the catalysts for genuine change. My style has also been described as attentive, precise and reassuring.
Do you only support specific spiritual and religious traditions?
No, the work together is grounded in your own spiritual or religious path, and your experiences and values. In addition, you can also benefit if your path is secular or agnostic and have found experiences of calm and connectedness to be of significance to you.
Do I need to have a meditation or spiritual practice?
No. The guidance is centered on yourself and your goals. You will benefit whether or not you have a commited contemplative or spiritual practice.
Do you have questions ? Do not hesitate to contact me.
Schedule a free mini-session to explore whether I am the right person to help you along your path.
Take the research-based personality test to discover which paths this work can open for you.