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OUTLOOK November 2018

The Foundation is pleased to announce the arrival of the November 2018 (and eighth) edition of OUTLOOK.

Read about how the Foundation and its Swiss partner, Education 4 Peace, are joining hands with Pixar Animation Studios for a global campaign to promote emotional health and well-being; how teachers’ own emotional awareness and learning can help students build resilience over time; and how through parts work bridges may be built between parents and children for better parenting relationships.

Other community updates include IFS-inspired courageous conversations by a radio host; the completion of the study on IFS as a treatment for Complex Trauma; and life-changing stories through the IFS lens.

 

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Announcing the Global Take5 Campaign

Watching and playing sports can be emotionally engaging activities. Among youth in particular, such activities are valuable opportunities for developing overall composure and building emotional resilience in the face of adversity.

It is within this context that the Swiss-based foundation, Education 4 Peace, and the U.S.-based Foundation for Self Leadership (or in reverse order in the U.S.) are announcing the creation of the joint Take5 Campaign, a global initiative to promote emotional health and well-being through self-awareness.

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OUTLOOK May 2018

The Foundation is pleased to release the May 2018 Edition of OUTLOOK.

Read about how IFS practitioners continue to build bridges and cross barriers, from treating opioid addictions to helping and providing support to refugees; about growing interest in the constructs of IFS in China; and about an emerging framework or IFS-inspired Self-led activism.

Other updates include the global expansion of IFS trainings, from China and Australia to Portugal; the publication of a new manual at the intersection of IFS and trauma-informed treatments for anxiety, depression, PTSD and substance abuse; and fun ways to brings IFS to kids' therapy. 

This issue of OUTLOOK contains other stories, a view of local IFS community engagement, and a number of Foundation's operational updates.

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Foundation Hosts Popular Events at IFS Conference

The Foundation hosted a well-attended community event at the 2018 IFS Conference, which was held in early November in the U.S. (Providence, Rhode Island).

The event opened with a brief introduction by Board Member and Event Chair, Pamela Krause, MSW, LCSW, followed by one-word greetings from all board members (their favorite “Self-C” word), and a presentation by Vice Chair Frank Anderson, MD, with an update on research and the planned global Take5 Media Campaign. Participants then visited the four stations on research, advocacy, education, and community connections, and engaged in vigorous conversations with board members and staff about ways to advance the shared vision of promoting Self-discovery and the Self leadership model.

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