Deepening healing and meaning with IFS therapy and spirituality

Healing is a spiritual journey

For some of us, healing is a sacred journey. It often starts with the profound act of honoring our history, our values, and our spirituality, as we embark on a path of awareness and transformation.

Reconnecting with ourselves

If you wish to:

  • Overcome challenges such as old wounds, inner conflicts, grief, relationship issues, and create positive change in your life.
  • Integrate your spirituality into your healing journey, with a holistic and empowering approach that honors your spiritual path and personal values.
  • Navigate spiritual challenges such as spiritual crisis, or difficulties with your spiritual environments or communities.
  • Work through spiritual breakthroughs so they can be integrated into your everyday life in ways that bring meaning to you.

Then this might be for you.

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I wish to highly recommend your work to all who wish to tend to their inner world ” – Rosenda. Artist, therapist

A Spiritual Healing Journey

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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.


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

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.


I wish to highly recommend your work to all who wish to tend to their inner world. I appreciate a lot your gentle kindness, your committed presence, your intuition and skill in accompanying me in often surprising and hidden places in me. The fruit of this work is transformation, a lightness and joy that sing in the background of one’s days. Thank you.

RosendaArtist and therapist

Although I know, and have always known that we hold all the answers within for ourselves, those answers are far easier to access than I had previously experienced. I really appreciate your ability to adapt to the situation as it presents itself and be able to support with compassion and empathy throughout the whole process.

DonnaMother of four children, manager

About me

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I’m Nicolas Escoffier, a spiritual guide and healer with a passion for combining traditional and modern approaches to spirituality and healing.

I believe that genuine transformation reveals that which is unique about us. This manifests in our personality, our life experiences, our spiritual path, and the unique nature of the relationships we form and the gifts we offer others and ourselves.

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.

I  am a member of the Association for Spiritual Integrity (ASI), and IFS Association France.

Is this work a good fit for you ?

People who are drawn to this work are often looking to heal and engage with their inner life more deeply while including their spirituality.

This work can help integrate contemplative or spiritual experiences, whether challenging or transformative.

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 integrating aspects of your spirituality. In this work of integration, these deeper aspects of yourself are allowed to pervade the whole of the work.

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 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.

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.

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

No. The guidance is centered on yourself and your goals. You will benefit whether or not you have a commited contemplative or spiritual practice.

No, am not a licensed therapist. 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.

Please see “about me” further up the page or this page for further details.

The rate for individual healing session (1h 10 min) is 90 euros (~ 98 USD).

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


Are you ready for the next step?

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.