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Episode 059: “Living Centered at the Intersection of Hospitality and Internal Family Systems”

Featuring Laura Ramey, LMFT and Phil Stone

This week on the Living Centered Podcast, Mickenzie is joined by Clinical Director of Milestones, Laura Ramey and Onsite’s COO, Phil Stone. Together, the three take a unique look at the therapeutic modality Internal Family Systems (IFS). Drawing inspiration from Onsite’s in-person framework, this episode invites you to cultivate healing hospitality for all “parts” of yourself—especially those that might feel hard to welcome with curiosity, connection, and compassion. If you love this episode, you can check out Ep. 37 – “Living Centered and Exploring Internal Family Systems Work”

Meet this episode’s experts

Laura Ramey, LMFT

Clinical Director of Milestones 

Laura serves as the Executive Clinical Director for Milestones at Onsite overseeing and leading the clinical team who serve our residential trauma program clients.  

Laura brings years of clinical expertise to the Milestones team having previously founded and managed a successful group counseling practice – New Song Counseling.  She serves the therapeutic community as an Approved Supervisor for licensure seeking counselors in Tennessee and has is trained in several trauma therapy modalities including Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Trauma Sensitive Yoga 

Laura is passionate about connecting people with their stories, and the ever-changing seasons and roles of their lives, while staying connected to their own hearts and needs. Laura’s work has primarily focused on the mind-body connection using Internal Family Systems (IFS) or “parts work” to help clients identify thoughts and beliefs that may be stuck in the body and may also be released as physical symptoms. Even if no physical symptoms are present, this language and awareness can help clients unblend from negative beliefs, trauma, grief, and unwanted habits that may be buried in the subconscious brain and blocking them from centered living.

Phil Stone

Onsite’s Chief Operations Officer

In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Phil leads our amazing Culinary, Hospitality, Operations, Programming, and IT staff to deliver the unique brand of healing hospitality known at Onsite. Phil’s roots in hospitality began at Lost Valley Ranch, our partner for Colorado equine adventure programs, where he served for 11 seasons. This four-diamond guest ranch in the heart of the Rockies ignited in him a passion for hospitality and for creating one-of-a-kind, personalized guest experiences. 

Since then, Phil’s career has included more than twenty years of executive leadership experience within a diverse set of industries. Prior to joining the team at Onsite, Phil served as Chief Operating Officer of ReviveHealth, a Weber Shandwick company, for almost a decade in which he focused on the firm’s financial and operational excellence. Additionally, he has held senior executive roles with the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, Pura Vida Coffee LLC, and as EVP of Operations for a national, multi-office PR firm. 

Phil earned an MBA in finance from the University of Colorado and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Oklahoma where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Letters. Phil lives near Nashville, with his wife, their two daughters, and two cartoon-like goldendoodle dogs, Picket and Henry. He loves good coffee, a great hike, and spending time at the beach.

Mentioned in this episode

Learn more about the Onsite in-person experience.

At Onsite we’re committed to create a safe space for you to show up as your whole self and discover who you were before the world told you who to be.  

If you’re in need of space and time to heal and begin to live a centered, connected, and authentic life, one that remains grounded even when life feels out of control, we invite you to connect with our Admissions team to see if one of our in-person experiences might be right for you. You can email admissions@onsiteworkshops.com or give us a call at 800-341-7432. 


The Guest House  

This being human is a guest house. 
Every morning a new arrival.  

A joy, a depression, a meanness, 
some momentary awareness comes 
as an unexpected visitor.  

Welcome and entertain them all! 
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, 
who violently sweep your house 
empty of its furniture, 
still, treat each guest honorably. 
He may be clearing you out 
for some new delight.  

The dark thought, the shame, the malice, 
meet them at the door laughing, 
and invite them in.     

Be grateful for whoever comes, 
because each has been sent 
as a guide from beyond.  

Rumi


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