Online Training – Course #1


learn to work with yourself & your clients

Next Course starts:
September 7th 2023


You are growing as a Coach and you want to learn Parts Work to help clients deeply transform their inner world.

But many coaches never trust they are good enough because it is difficult learn from books alone and almost impossible find a course that actually gives them the confidence they need

So learn to guide your clients in deep inner work – where profound change becomes possible – with the Parts Work for Coaches Course.

I took Lucas’s class as a therapist who was working on deepening my understanding of IFS and found Lucas to be a wonderful teacher. He created a safe community environment among participants where I learned a great deal. Truly, it felt like more than just a class, but a supportive community I was part of. Thank you Lucas! I am looking forward to doing more with you in the future.
Heather Maples
Therapist, US
Lucas has a genuine gift for communicating content clearly and vividly, making complex things seem simple. He never loses focus on what is most important to him, which is to create warm & trustful connection and intimacy within oneself and in between participants. I really enjoyed the wonderful & healing space in which all of us mutually supported each other.
Karin Hutter
Coach, Germany

What can Parts Work
bring to your Coaching Practice?

Anybody who works with clients on their goals and challenges knows we sometimes just get stuck. Especially with”classic” coaching approaches that focus on conscious desires and motivations, like

  • Goal Setting
  • Reframing
  • Identifying limiting beliefs
it is easy to miss the deeper underlying issues and miss options to proceed. 
Being stuck in sessions

There are regularly situations where, despite our best efforts and their best intentions, clients simply “resist” change and

  • do not take action
  • repeat the same behaviour over and over
  • cannot consistently access their resources and positive beliefs about themselves
  • stay stuck in self-criticism and procrastination

These challenges are often very frustrating and disheartening to both clients and coaches. 

This is when we need new tools and perspectives to support these clients.

Enter: Parts Work

Parts work (inspired by Internal Family System – IFS) offers an easy to understand model and clear steps to work with these challenges.

From this perspective we can see:

Our clients do want to grow and change.
But there often are specific Parts that are scared or worried
and actively work against the change. 

If we can work with these Parts, get them to relax and invite them into the team towards change we can suddenly facilitate change that was impossible 10 minutes ago. 

Understanding the Parts involved

Parts work is so popular, because it offers an complete toolkit to compassionately, effectively and directly work with the Parts that are holding us back, because they are:

  • Scared that we could get hurt
  • Longing to be seen and appreciated
  • Stuck in internal conflict and polarizations
  • Carrying limiting beliefs and painful emotions from the past 
We all have Parts like that.
And all our clients have Parts like that. 

And by acknowledging them, connecting with them and then skillfully working directly with them (rather than just trying to change the beliefs and emotions they are carrying) we can enable deep transformation and alignment in our clients. This results in a much deeper self-awareness and self-acceptance as well as an alignment between our Self and Parts.

Learn to align Parts towards goals
I think your course is fantastic - it is didactically incredibly well structured and you have a gift for making things exciting and logical and very precise and accurate, so that I have learned a lot.
Therapist, Germany
I am amazed by Lucas' ability to present complex topics in a structured yet playful manner. The principles of teaching were incredibly helpful. In addition all arising questions were answered quickly and thoroughly. Thank you, Lucas.
Katrin Tuppinger
Coach & Bodyworker, Germany

Confidently guide your clients
in their deep inner work 
using Parts Work

Based on IFS, the Internal Family Systems Therapy. 

It teaches you simple tools, exercises and questions you can use in your regular sessions to help clients transform their own Parts, using the following steps:

The 6 Steps of the Course
  1. Helping clients become more aware of their Parts when they are active in the moment as well as their Self as their biggest resource
  2. Teaching them to unblend from their activated Parts — lovingly separating from them so they can anchor in their Adult Self 
  3. Being compassionate with and deeply understanding their Parts, Patterns and challenges —why are they doing what they are doing?
  4. Facilitate your clients to build loving relationships with their Parts – especially those that can create Problems. This forms the base for lasting change and self-love
  5. Understanding the motivation and old survival energy that makes Parts work so hard (knowing that when this goes unaddressed, these Parts will find a way to ‘sabotage’ progress)
  6. And then negotiating with their Parts to find new ways of being that align more with your client’s self-leadership, purpose and goals — supporting them and not holding them back.

Parts Work is like the secret ‘how-to’
for your sessions.

It helps us the concrete tools and perspectives, to guide clients towards helpful states and experiences:

  • How can we help clients have more compassion for themselves?
  • How can we guide them to access and stay with their own resources?
  • How can we support them to look at their problems from a more adult point of view?
If you want to develop a loving acceptance for yourself you are in the right spot. This course teaches self-empowerment in a very healing way. I feel the impact in my day to day life and rediscovered my self-love.
Anja Weber Vorrath
Heilpraktiker, Germany
I have now completed the Fundamentals of Parts Work and Advanced Parts Work with Lucas. His courses are excellent both in content and value for money. His passion and knowledge of the work are clear to see. The pace of the courses was just right for me - I had a basic understanding when I started the first course. I have learnt so much about myself and my parts through these courses which also give ample time to practice with others on the course. I can highly recommend these courses for anyone interested in Parts work.
Coach, UK

Who am I?

My name is Lucas Forstmeyer. most of you probably know me for my Youtube videos and PDFs covering the Internal Family System. 

I am trained in IFS, different meditation practices and body-based therapy, and have been leading Parts Work Courses for the last 4 years. 

My background includes studying Psychology, training with a Sufi-Teacher and co-teaching the trainings that teaches bodyworkers how to work with Developmental Trauma (amongst many other things!)

I am truly excited about this training, because I see the positive impact this IFS-inspired form of Parts Work has on how coaches work – and thus their clients’ lives.

Speaking from personal experience, I can see how these tools have helped me to:

  • Deal with some of the deepest Parts and Patterns of my life — from rage to fear of intimacy.
  • Integrate my deep spiritual experiences into a more normal ‘day-to-day’ experience of Self
  • Be much more compassionate with myself and my clients – understanding the deep positive intent in Parts’ behavior. 

It has changed my practice and I have seen it change the practice of many people who have participated in my courses.

My biggest hope is that more humans can benefit from these wonderful tools and walk this earth with more presence, compassion and personal power.


The exploration of my inner world with IFS tools has opened a creative and powerful process of changes. I was constantly surprised how much inner resources and wisdom I hold. It was so happy to find out that I can be my own therapist and I can facilitate my inner healing. I am very grateful to Lucas that he introduced me to IFS work. He is a very skilled facilitator who supported the group with great care during the course. The course will equip you with practical tools which will help you get access to most difficult difficult parts in yourself.
As someone who teaches at university myself, I know how hard it is to present information in a simple and digestible manner without becoming too simplistic. Thus, I am all the more amazed at how effortless Lucas manages to explain complex material in a way that is both intuitive and insightful. Over the last three months I've had the privilege of being able to ask Lucas all types of questions ranging from parts work to parenting. I’ve always come away with a deeper, wider, more systematic and more visual understanding of what I was looking for. Lucas has the unique ability to systemize, connect and visualize thoughts in a way that not only opens the door of understanding, but also and more importantly, carves out a way of practical action.
PHD, Germany

What you will learn:

This course is designed to be as impactful as possible. 

For that it focuses on a few core elements,
to help you learn and integrate Parts Work
into your current practice:

1. Develop & refine your understanding of Parts Work and the model of the psyche:
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the IFS model of the psyche
  • Learn to distinguish different types of Parts (protectors, exiles etc)
  • Discover the healing potential of contacting and working with Self  & Self energy
2. Learn the tools, questions and interventions to work with Parts, step-by-step
  • Learn powerful questions to support inquiry into Parts
  • Learn how to guide Unblending & connection to the Self
  • Explore how to facilitate conversation between Self and parts.
3. Powerful work with your own Parts  
  • Explore your own system through partner and self practice
  • Learn what supports you to connect with your Parts
  • Understand and work on some familiar dynamics from your life
4. Ample opportunity to practice guiding others in Parts Work
  • Practice guiding others and being guided in a structured, supportive learning environment 
  • Space for feedback & getting your questions answered on the calls & between sessions
  • Live & recorded demos to deepen your understanding
  • Biweekly practice tutorials for further exploration with the group
5. Specific support for integration of Parts Work into your current practice
  • Learning context setting with clients (how to transition to using Parts work in sessions)
  • Explaining the core concepts of Parts work to clients
  • How to contact and embody Self-Energy in sessions
  • Any individual inquiries welcome about how to adapt this to your current work

My approach emphasises simplicity, clarity and empowerment.

Starting to work with Parts can sometimes feel a bit “Woo-Woo” and weird, especially when you are just getting started. 

My goal is to make this step as simple and playful as possible. 

For that I use lots of drawings in my materials to help you get the core of the teaching as easily as possible and for you to apply them in your unique way in sessions.

Through this course my inner world became 3-dimensional. Where before I was scared and at the whims of my moods and parts I can now step up and interact with them. I feel like much less of a victim of my inner world.
Friedrich Hasse
Speed Reading Trainer, Germany
This was an excellent course, with very articulate and clear explanations of IFS concepts. It is structured in such a way that both theory and practice are covered thoroughly. Lucas' warmth and enthusiasm comes across in all that he does. Thank you so much for such a fantastic (and great value!) course.
Life Coach, UK


Price of the course:

595 500€ Course + 95€ VAT
  • Start: 7th of Septemer 2023

(Should money be an issue, please reach out to me)

What is included in the course:

  • 6 Live Calls – 2:30 hours each, scheduled bi-weekly
    • Sept. 7th – Sept 21st – Oct. 5th – Oct. 19th – Nov. 2nd – Nov. 16th
    • at 19:00 (7:00 pm) – Berlin time (CET/CST)
  • 6 Live Tutorials – for extra practice lead by Anita Wagner
  • 6 rounds of Partner practice between the sessions – to deepen your practice and skill — and to get experience and feedback
  • 10+ in depth videos explaining the most important concepts, tools and coaching-tips before each session (so we don’t waste time during the calls)
  • Exclusive Demo Sessions not found anywhere else
  • Recommended reading for each session
  • Group of committed participants with a max of 30 participants


  • 6 Guided Meditations – 1 accompanying each each call
  • Step by step course to establish a Journaling practice (for those who like to write) 
  • 15 Embodiment Exercises for each Parts work step
  • private chat group in which your questions will be answered and for support between sessions (not available any other way)
    I take this aspect of the training very seriously. Getting your questions answered and perspectives on your experiences, as well as that of your peers, can be one of the most important elements of being in this group. 

Please note:

You will need to invest time and energy for this course. You cannot expect to learn these tools and reap the benefits without practicing, studying and contemplating what we are doing in this course.

So please, only get in touch with me if you know you can invest 2-5 hours each week for study and practice (not per day as some people seem to read…)


I am looking forward to hearing from you!


I am looking forward to hearing from you!

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I had been following Lucas on YouTube for a long time and attempting to grasp IFS independently.  I was so pleased when Lucas offered this course especially at such a reasonable cost considering it’s a 12 week course, all the support and content included.  I’m grateful for it being accessible to me and for the experience of circling which is a wonderful way to have genuine connection with others whilst owning the choice of what to share, maintaining my own boundaries.
It’s a fascinating journey of Self-discovery and Parts-discovery with unexpected turns and encounters. You will learn ways of being with your experience rather than being overwhelmed by it or being stuck in it. Most precious for me was probably connecting with a sense of agency – that there is a lot I can do for my system and well-being on my own (though a second Self, a companion, makes it much smoother and easier ;)).
Biotech, Germany