In 2023 the Foundation advanced the practice of Self leadership through an ongoing, three-fold strategy:


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Producing empirical evidence on IFS through independent research

The Richard C. Schwartz Research Fellowship was funded and the first fellow joined the Foundation-funded Randomized Control Trial at the Cambridge Health Alliance last September. This post-doctoral fellowship promises to accelerate the evolution of IFS as numerous research teams, seeded by the fellowship, go on to seek independent funding and publish papers.


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Broadening access to IFS, especially in traumatized and marginalized communities

  • With charitable support from the IFS community, a diverse cohort of 24 IFS Leadership Fellows have completed Level I training at the IFS Institute and a six-month leadership-deepening experience. Now, they are infusing what they learned into their own communities.

  • The Healing Corps TM recruited, organized, and mobilized a group of volunteer IFS therapists to provide emotional support to Ukrainian-speaking therapists who are working with those impacted by the war in Ukraine.

  • The Foundation for Self Leadership funded a series of Warriors’ Retreats to help veterans begin the journey toward healing and well-being through an IFS, nature-based, trauma-informed therapeutic experience.


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Engaging in public advocacy to increase the visibility of IFS

As publisher of PARTS & SELF magazine, the Foundation for Self Leadership has aimed to facilitate IFS-oriented dialogue, promote knowledge about the IFS practice, share news about applications of IFS and strengthen the IFS community of practice.