Camilo Gallardo IAAP, UKCP is a psychotherapist trained as a Jungian analyst.
Main Website: www.camilogallardo.com
He is a trained facilitator in (IoTP) Identity oriented Psychotrauma Therapy.
He is also trained in IFS, Internal Family Systems Therapy.
Camilo has a private psychotherapy and analytical psychology practice in Belsize Park, London NW3.
For Camilo the IFS model is a lense through which depth psychology becomes a very effective approach for working with trauma and other internal conflicts.
IFS as a model unknowingly embraces and combines Jung's extensive and very well documented work on the phenomenology of the Self, Active imagination, as seen in his Red Book Liber Novus, and also his overwhelming empirical evidence that confirms the multiplicity of the psyche with its many sub-personalities, complexes or 'parts'.
IFS attunes the individual to access their true Self energy and thereby unburdens traumatic experience and unfolds wholeness, intimacy and creativity.
Multiplicity, seen from within, is a state of inner fragmentation involving a number of relatively autonomous complexes, sub-personalities or 'parts', which when touched by the ego, cause a change in mood and attitude and make the individual realise that he is not one but many. What depth psychology call identification, IFS calls "blending."
The ego complex or ego-'part', or the Hero archetype in mythology, carries the light of consciousness itself, and the other unconscious 'parts' can become a part of that consciousness and emerge from shadow.
The light or fire that is used is the tool of consciousness -- illumination, reflection and assimilation.
With learnt practice the Self is reinstated to its supraordinate relationship to the ego and more psychic wholeness is restored. Wholeness is experienced in a similar way to that of the orchestra director, as the Self, conducting the full orchestra, as in our many parts, in a conscious harmony, and eventually resulting in the experience of reality itself as unitary.
So, speaking generally, the individuation urge promotes a state in which the ego is related to the Self without being identified with it.