Experiential Mindfulness: Six-Week Class to Build Your Emotional Intelligence


This class is an experiential study of a form of
mindfulness practice known as Self-Leadership. Self-
Leadership is based on Internal Family Systems Therapy
(IFS). IFS is a cutting-edge psychotherapy that safely and
systematically helps you integrate unconscious aspects
of your personality into conscious awareness (not family
therapy). You gain a productive way to grow emotional intelligence
and respond more constructively to disruptive
automatic thoughts, beliefs that interfere with your goals,
feelings that are hard to manage or behaviors that you
want to change. IFS was created by Richard Schwartz, ph.D
(see www.selfleadership.org).

The six week class will use Jay Earley’s book, Self-Therapy:
A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Inner Wholeness using
IFS. Each session will consist of discussion of key concepts
from the book and demonstrations. Work between classes
will include reading chapters from the book and practicing
the method with a partner by phone.

DATES: April 27–June 1, 2011
(Six consecutive Wednesdays)
TIME: 5:30-7:30 pm
LOCATION: The Mindfulness Center
4963 Elm Street, Suite 100
Bethesda, MD
FEE: Before April 13 – $249
After April 13 – $299
(includes textbook & manual)

Our fees are between $200-$400 for 50 minutes, depending on your counselor. We do not accept insurance, meaning we are not "in-network" with any health plans.
However, many of our clients submit claims to their out-of-network health insurance and receive 40-60% reimbursement.