Inner work and IFS therapy for deepening healing and meaning

Deepening healing and transformation with ancient and modern tools for change

Discovering ourselves

We long for healing and inner change, and sometimes we meet obstacles on this path.

Sometimes we have dealt with difficulties and found some balance, but we sense a calling for deepening work.

These moments invite us to start on a path where the deepest dimensions of ourselves are included at last. A path where we wed the changes in daily life to a deeper sense of who we are.

They are invitations to further our exploring and find ourselves to be the source of well-being, creativity, and guidance that we seek.

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“ Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. ” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Change deeply with ancient and modern tools

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This approach to inner work places the deepest aspects of ourselves at the center of the journey.

The path is walked with the support of ancient and modern tools, and resources discovered along the way. It primarily relies on:

  • Modern evidence-based tools for inner work such as Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy
  • Ancient practices and insights from the contemplative traditions of South-East Asia

If you have a contemplative practice, this work can help you find new depth and meaning in your practice and better integrate your practice, your inner life and your daily life.

This work is non-religious and you will benefit whether or not you meditate.

Testimonials

I wanted to understand the emotions that prevented me from moving forward in everyday situations. Nicolas’ benevolence quickly created a climate of trust. I appreciated that I had agency in the process.

The process undertaken with Nicolas’ guidance facilitated a benevolent inner dialogue, and the resolution of old traumatic memories.

Josée GrimaldiRetired social worker

My intention was to understand why certain social situations trigger inhibitions in performing everyday tasks. The guidance allowed me to identify and get in touch with parts of my psyche I had ignored until then.

The sessions took place in a relaxed atmosphere, Nicolas explained the IFS approach well, I particularly appreciated his kindness and his patience. This work allowed me to better understand certain mental processes and gain more self-confidence.

SylvainMusician

What I liked the most is that I was not given a ready, generic answer to my issues or even an interpretation of my experience, but rather was encouraged to search for the meaning and answers within myself.  I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for answers, comfort and peace.

WeronikaScientist

About me

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I believe that genuine transformation is rooted in our individuality. This includes our personality, life experiences, and the unique character of the relationships we form with others and with ourselves.

Placing ourselves at the center of these personal gifts, we can manifest our deepest capacity for healing, freedom, wisdom and meaningful action.

The guidance I offer is shaped by my deep background in neuroscience and traditional meditation, 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.

Is this work a good fit for you ?

People who are drawn to this work are often looking to engage with their inner life more deeply. This work can help integrate daily life and inner work with contemplative or spiritual practices and experiences you have had.

This will also be a good fit if you have already worked with IFS, maybe in the course of a psychotherapy, and wish to continue with deeper integration work possibly integrating aspects of their spirituality. In this work of integration, these deeper aspects of yourself are allowed to pervade the whole of the work.

Please note that I do not offer psychotherapy.

A deep inner transformation with Internal Family Systems therapy

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Internal Family Systems therapy, or IFS, is a powerful tool to find healing and change from within. An evidence-based therapeutic modality, IFS offers healing, acceptance and self-understanding.

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.

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.

FAQ : Frequently asked questions

My guidance style is collaborative and I help my clients develop confidence in their intuitions, and cultivate creativity and autonomy in their lives. I believe these are the catalysts for genuine change. My style has also been described as attentive, precise and reassuring.

No, I primarily guide clients in a secular framework. However, this work is open to all and can also respect and fruitfully integrate religious and spiritual practices and beliefs.

I am trained as a practitioner in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy (Official Level 1 training). An evidence-based modality for healing traumatic wounds,  IFS also opens new doors for deepening our inner journey through the many connections it offers 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 trained in and practiced meditation in South-east Asia where I have lived for 12 years. I have also undergone teacher training under the Unified Mindfulness system (Level 1), a secular meditation system rooted in traditional practices.

You can read more about my credentials here.

No. The guidance is centered on yourself and your goals. You will benefit whether or not you meditate.

No, I do not offer psychotherapy. Internal Family System (IFS), is a modern therapeutic modality which has emerged from clinical psychology, however I work with clients on inner life and well-being goals. This excludes any difficulties that would require the attention of a healthcare provider such as psychological suffering that negatively and durably interfere with day-to-day functioning.

We meet on Zoom but we can also use other platforms or the phone if this suits you better.

Sessions are 60 to 70 minutes long.

Rate for individual therapy session (60 – 70 min): 80 euros (~ 80 USD).

I offer limited sliding scale slots, please inquire if interested.

Do you have questions ? Do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Are you ready to go further ?

Schedule a free mini-session to explore whether I am the right person to help you along your path.

  • Grow self-love and acceptance

  • Illuminate and release old patterns and obstacles

  • Gain clarity on your deeper values and needs

  • Understand and transform your relationships

  • Open a path to greater creativity, wisdom and freedom

Which directions will your path take ?

Take the research-based personality test to discover which paths this work can open for you.