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Embodied Approach to Working with ‘Parts’

18 Jan - 1 Feb 2025

Sat & Sun
28 - 29 June 2025

Available as:

3 Part Experiential Online Group &

2 Day In-Person Weekend Workshop


Saturdays: 18th & 25th January, & 1st February 2025  

9.30am to 12.30pm 

£165 Early Bird (1 month before) - £185 afterwards 



Saturday and Sunday: 28th - 29th June 2025

11am to 5pm - London

£195 Early Bird (6 weeks before) - £215 afterwards                                                          

This workshop/group is aimed at therapists who are interested in exploring how to work with 'Parts' (IFS) using an Embodied approach. It is open to individuals who have done some IFS Parts work perviously and would like to explore further.

The approach that we'll use in this workshop combines:


  • Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy

  • IFS - Internal Family Systems

  • Psychosynthesis sub-personalities model  

  • Creative visualisation and creative arts therapy

  • Dance and movement therapy


This is not a 'teaching' CPD but fully experiential and interactive group, in which we will be exploring (and learning) about working with and transforming protector 'Parts' by engaging with our own 'Parts'.  


We will be working on mapping out the whole internal system - taking an 'aerial view' and exploring the bigger picture - and how different 'Parts' relate to each other. We will also explore how to start to “retire” the old and restrictive protective 'Parts' and develop and “employ” more healthy parts of the psyche to play their roles.


During this workshop we will be using the embodied and creative approaches to working with the 'Parts': through movement, drawing (mapping), guided visualisations, embodiment and reflective writing.  


We will be working individually, in pairs and with the whole group (maximum 10 participants).

This is an advanced workshop and some previous experience of working with the Parts and IFS is necessary


You can join if you:

- have previously participated in one of Katarina’s embodied psychotherapy groups 

- have done 'Parts' work individually or in a group with Katarina before

- have done 'Parts' work through the Institute of Embodied Psychotherapy CPD training

- have done 'Parts' work elsewhere - either in a form of CPD, in a therapy group or individual therapy

As we will do deep therapeutic work it is recommended that you also get some extra support during the period of the course, such as personal therapy or mentoring. This so that you can continue to process what came up for you during the workshop and the group work and have more support and a safe space to explore further. 

For the online 3 part experiential workshop you will need: 

- Access to Zoom and a stable internet connection
- Access to Spotify (ideally on a separate device)
- Working on the floor (you will need a yoga mat or cushion to sit on and some clear floor space for movement) 
- Art materials (A4 drawing pad, crayons or pastels) 
- Journal for reflective writing 
- Willingness to continue working on this material in between the sessions  

The workshop is facilitated by Katarina Gadjanski BSc (Hons) PG Dip. Psych UKCP, the co-founder of IEP

If you are interested in joining the next group please send an email to to request the assessment and booking form

While this is not a traditional CPD training, you are able to count it as CPD (as it will support you to become a more skilled in working with 'Parts' through embodied approach) and you will receive a 10hr CPD certificate of attendance after completion of the weekend (9 CPD hours online). 

Early Booking essential, limited to 10 places per group


Chiswick Community Centre

2 Duke's Ave


London W4 2AE 




"The parts/IFS work has been really transformative for me personally and professionally. The combination of working experientially on myself and being witnessed by others and sharing the experience is very powerful. This, in turn, has encouraged me to offer these explorations to clients, with really positive results.

I love the use of visualisation and psychosynthesis-type exercises (the house/ basement etc), as I am able to easily access this. 

I also love the movement and use of the body to access those inner places – I think the way Katarina combines different elements of modalities is truly inspired and will help so many people." SF - previous online participant 


"Katarina’s facilitation of group was absolutely outstanding - as always and a safe, supportive structure was preserved throughout the course. She pitches it just right in terms of directing and allowing space for processing/ experiencing and she holds the space brilliantly. Thank you so much for all that you are creating and delivering." NG - previous online participant

"A huge thank you Katarina for your facilitation of the workshop, I absolutely loved it. I felt the group had a great connection, and I felt so safe and welcome. Your new studio, your micro-forest and the whole ambience of your space just felt really right, I keep wanting to use the word perfect! I honestly think you have the most soulful, generous and open energy and this came through your work and studio in the most nurturing of ways. Thank you again.” RA - previous participant (in-person workshop)


"I wanted to express my gratitude for all that you created for us this past weekend. The theme, the practices, the setting, your honest energy and the deep connections that were made with the people in the group all feel very, very special and precious.'  CA - previous participant (in-person workshop)

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