Individual IFS Intensives Dive Deeper into your Healing

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Did you know that most inner healing happens in the hours following your IFS session? At least, when you remain in the zone and you stay connected with the parts you’ve just rediscovered. By comforting these parts, allowing them to experience Self-energy, and giving them the love they crave, you create new neurological connections — the essence of healing. Our IFS Intensives maximize this crucial integration time.

It’s time to explore the transformative potential of IFS Intensives, when:

    • You want to give your system the attention and space it deserves to heal,
    • Your regular schedule doesn’t allow enough time and mental space for healing to take place,
    • Your regular coaching or therapy sessions don’t bring the shift you were hoping for,
    • You feel stuck and don’t understand why you can’t stop working/scrolling/eating/drinking, etc.,
    • Deep inside, you realize that the healing power of nature is essential for your journey.

Now, imagine diving deeper into your healing by spending a few days in a French château, with a maximum of three other guests. Surrounded by 44 hectares of natural beauty, right in the middle of the Parc des Grands Causses, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Throughout the year, we offer Individual IFS Intensives. These Intensives are perfect for both newcomers to IFS and those with advanced experience. Domaine Lescure provides the perfect environment to facilitate profound healing and transformation; nature and beauty in abundance and uninterrupted time to tend to the Self.

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What is Internal Family Systems (IFS)


Internal Family Systems (IFS or Parts Work) is based on the premise that the human mind is multiple by nature – and fortunately so! It consists of parts interacting with each other and the outside world, just like members of a family do. Underlying these parts is the Self, compassionate, calm, curious, creative… the Self can never be harmed.

Parts protect the system, without them we would not function. But, especially when wounded, they can take on extreme roles and act in a destructive way.

Nonetheless, parts always have a positive intent.

IFS takes a non-pathologising stance. People might have (wounded) parts who got stuck in the past, but all healing resources are within each of us and can be accessed by turning to these parts with curiosity and Self energy.

IFS is most often used as a transformative, evidence-based psychotherapy, but it is also a thoroughly beautiful way of looking at life.

Watch dr. Richard Schwartz, founder of IFS explain the role of Self and parts.





The IFS Intensive is tailored to your unique needs, guiding you home to your Self by integrating the healing power of IFS, nature, and beauty.

  • Complimentary introductory call or meeting
  • At least one IFS session before booking (non-binding)
  • Daily immersion in nature through Forest Bathing or other activities
  • Daily one-on-one IFS sessions that last as long as needed
  • Plenty of time for integration, rest, and relaxation
  • Embodiment activities: hammocks, a wood-fired hot tub, and a yoga/meditation room are available day and night
  • Time for play: you’re welcome to join us in daily estate activities like chopping wood and tending to the orchards
  • Follow-up coaching/IFS session after the retreat


  • Domaine Lescure, our secluded private estate on 44 idyllic hectares of nature in Lapanouse de Cernon, Southern France (1,5 hour drive from Montpellier or 2,5 hours from Toulouse). See our FAQ for details.
  • Exclusive use of the entire property, including the 19th-century orangery and old chapel
  • Stay in our private home, sharing meals around the kitchen table or on the terrace (with the option to dine privately)
  • Private suite and facilities


  • Stay: Any time between 7-22 September, 2024
  • Minimum stay: 3 days, with the option to extend up to two weeks
  • Other guests valuing privacy may be present, but no more than three at a time
  • Option for exclusive use of the entire property


  • EUR 2200 per participant for 3 days excl. VAT for the programme, full board, private suite, and facilities (travel and transit excluded)
  • EUR 450 per participant excl. VAT for each additional day


Your hosts are Thomas van Praag and Véronique Van Hoye, custodians of the nourishing spirit at Domaine Lescure. Fluent in Dutch, English, and French, we offer all retreat activities in these languages.

  • Thomas: Conducts introductory meetings and intakes, tailors the retreat to your needs, and serves as your IFS practitioner and Forest Therapy guide.
  • Véronique: Creates an inspiring and nurturing environment, provides superb natural food, and offers SoulCollage®, an intuitive collage process to support your healing.


Curious if an Individual IFS Intensive is right for you? Contact Thomas van Praag at +31 (0)6 54685803 or for an introduction.