Phobias, Panic & Acute Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsions
Phobias: Surprisingly often, the source experiences of some varieties of anxiety can not be remembered. We know that, before children acquire language, only their bodies hold the memories; the body has carried forward a reaction that made sense in the original context. But we can nonverbally “sense” in the energy powering the fear what its purpose is, and how its intention can be honored in another way. IFS is particularly suited to helping with this. At times, memories may be recovered, but that is not the goal of therapy and it is not necessary in order to fully resolve the anxiety.