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Deidre Fay

Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery -

A practical but far-reaching look at a variety of mind-body techniques for working with trauma clients. This book offers an unprecedented, attachment-informed translation of yogic philosophy to body-based trauma treatment. The result is both erudite and accessible, emphasizing ready-to-implement skills and approaches that are as groundbreaking as they are effective. Organized around key trauma issues and symptoms, this book offers clinicians a practical but far-reaching look at mind-body skills and techniques for helping trauma clients access their individual wisdom, develop secure internal attachment, and find the path home to the Self.

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Toni Herbine-Blank

Intimacy from the Inside Out: IFS Based Couple Therapy Basic Training Lecture Videos Vol. 1

This training DVD covers three important protocols from the IFIO Basic Level Training for working with couples. Each protocol is taught using video footage of actual lectures. Presentation slides are incorporated into the videos to maximize learning. Included in the DVD is a guided meditation created to facilitate couples in understanding hidden needs beneath their conflict.

Lecture 1: Tracking Sequences

Lecture 2: Courageous Communication

Lecture 3: Unmet Needs in Couple Relationships

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Toni Herbine-Blank

Intimacy From the Inside Out: Change Your Conversation, Change Your Relationship

This DVD consists of excerpts from three distinct sessions demonstrating ways to help protectors "unblend" enough to become available for courageous conversations. Each piece of work shows how helping couples make the drop to vulnerability enhances feelings of heartfelt connection.

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STREAMING VIDEO | 2017 IFS Annual Conference Self-Led Activism: Releasing Your Inner Change Agent
In this video streaming package, we are happy to share some of our experience from the 2017 conference to include the four plenary presentations that were offered on Friday and Saturday morning, the Sunday Post Conference Institute, an exciting presentation from the Foundation for Self Leadership and finally a special presentation from Black Therapists Rock.

IFS Conference Plenary Presentations Self-Led Activism: Releasing Our Inner Change Agent Richard Schwartz, PhD

Warriors of Compassion: Contributions of IFS to Self-Led Social Activism Frank Rogers, PhD

Marginal Thinking: All Parts are Welcome Update
Presented by members of the Advisory Committee for Diversity and Inclusion Percy Ballard, MD, Julie Honeycutt, MMFT, NCC, LMHC, LPC, Kate Lingren, LICSW, LMFT and Grace Anne Stevens, MA

Healing Racism from the Inside Out: Unburdening Your Parts Affected by Racism and Liberating Your Inner Change Agent! Donna Dallal-Ferne, LMFT , Dorothea Hrossowyc, MS, Ingrid Helander, LMFT, Tyler Haaren, LICSW, and Joya Lonsdale, LICSW

IFS Post Conference Institute
Self-Led Activism: An IFS Community Conversation Richard Schwartz, PhD with the 2017 IFS Conference Plenary Presenters.

Special Bonus Presentations!

Foundation for Self Leadership
Harley Goldberg, President, Foundation for Self Leadership Toufic Hakim, PhD, Executive Director, Foundation for Self Leadership.
I’m Black, but Have Parts that are Blue… Deran Young, LCSW, President Black Therapists Rock with members of BTR Dr. Reginald Cunningham, Amanda Avery, Nicole Smith, Ann Dillard and Charnessa Pleasant.
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| Richard C. Schwartz and Robert R. Falconer Many Minds, One Self


In Many Minds, One Self, Richard Schwartz, the developer of Internal Family SystemsSM, and Robert Falconer challenge the notion that we each have one mind from which emanate various thoughts, emotions, images, impulses, and urges. Although we were all raised in this mono-mind paradigm, it is an illusion because the mind is naturally multiple, containing an inner family of sub-personalities.
Evidence for this comes from a wide variety of sources from thousands of years ago to the present. Each of us also contains an undamaged healing essence—the Self, which virtually every spiritual and shamanic tradition has discovered. Schwartz and Falconer chronicle this widespread evidence and present a compelling argument for the potential of this groundbreaking paradigm shift to bring harmony, connection, and positive leadership to the distresses of our planet. 296 pages.
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Richard C. Schwartz and Robert R. Falconer Many Minds, One Self

In Many Minds, One Self, Richard Schwartz, the developer of Internal Family SystemsSM, and Robert Falconer challenge the notion that we each have one mind from which emanate various thoughts, emotions, images, impulses, and urges. Although we were all raised in this mono-mind paradigm, it is an illusion because the mind is naturally multiple, containing an inner family of sub-personalities.
Evidence for this comes from a wide variety of sources from thousands of years ago to the present. Each of us also contains an undamaged healing essence—the Self, which virtually every spiritual and shamanic tradition has discovered. Schwartz and Falconer chronicle this widespread evidence and present a compelling argument for the potential of this groundbreaking paradigm shift to bring harmony, connection, and positive leadership to the distresses of our planet. 296 pages.
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Frank G. Anderson, MD, Martha Sweezy, PhD and Richard C. Schwartz, PhD Internal Family Systems: Skills Training Manual

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) provides a revolutionary treatment plan for PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and more.
Using a non-pathologizing, accelerated approach -- rooted in neuroscience -- IFS applies inner resources and self-compassion for healing emotional wounding at its core. This new manual offers straight-forward explanations and illustrates a wide variety of applications. Easy to read and highly practical.
  • Step-by-step techniques
  • Annotated case examples
  • Unique meditations
  • Downloadable exercises, worksheets
IFS is Evidence-Based
Thirty years ago, IFS creator Richard Schwartz, PhD, listened to his clients describing the behaviors and fears of their most extreme parts. He found that the inner world of all his clients was characterized by parts who had a positive intent for the client but had taken on extreme roles in an effort to be safe. He also discovered that these extreme parts would become less disruptive and more cooperative once their concerns were addressed and they felt safer.
IFS views psychic multiplicity as the norm: we all have parts. In addition, every part has a good intention for the client, and every part has value. When clients listen to all their parts, they can heal their wounded parts.
Today, IFS, which has established a legacy of efficiency and effectiveness in treating many mental health issues, is being heralded by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk as a treatment that all clinicians should know.
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Ebooks
Richard C. Schwartz and Robert R. Falconer Many Minds, One Self | eBook

In Many Minds, One Self, Richard Schwartz, the developer of Internal Family SystemsSM, and Robert Falconer challenge the notion that we each have one mind from which emanate various thoughts, emotions, images, impulses, and urges. Although we were all raised in this mono-mind paradigm, it is an illusion because the mind is naturally multiple, containing an inner family of sub-personalities.
Evidence for this comes from a wide variety of sources from thousands of years ago to the present. Each of us also contains an undamaged healing essence—the Self, which virtually every spiritual and shamanic tradition has discovered. Schwartz and Falconer chronicle this widespread evidence and present a compelling argument for the potential of this groundbreaking paradigm shift to bring harmony, connection, and positive leadership to the distresses of our planet. 296 pages.
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Richard Schwartz You Are The One You've Been Waiting For, Bringing Courageous Love To Intimate Relationships.
 
In this ebook, Richard Schwartz, the developer of the Internal Family Systems Model, applies the IFS Model to the topic of intimate relationships in an engaging, understandable, and personal style. Therapists and lay people alike will find this book to be an insightful exploration of how cultivating a relationship with the Self—the wise center of clarity, calmness, and compassion in each of us—creates the foundation for courageous love and resilient intimacy: the capacity to sustain and nourish a healthy intimate relationship. Self-leadership also allows us to embrace our partner's feedback and use it to discover aspects of ourselves that seek healing. The book includes user-friendly exercises to facilitate learning.
Available in PDF format.
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Richard Schwartz Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model. 
 
In this ebook, Richard Schwartz, the developer of the Internal Family Systems Model, introduces its basic concepts and methods in an engaging, understandable, and personal style. Therapists will find that the book deepens their appreciation of the IFS model and helps their clients understand what they are experiencing in therapy. Also included are user-friendly exercises to facilitate learning.
 
Available in PDF format.
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There's a Part of Me.... - Ebook
Jon Schwartz and Bill Brennan

There’s a Part of Me . . . is not about psychotherapy. It’s about a way to use key ideas from IFS to improve your everyday life and your relationships with others. It’s a way to understand yourself and learn to be a better friend, spouse, and parent — in short, a better person. 74 pages.

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Audiobooks      
Mp3 Audiobook: Richard Schwartz (narrated by David Baird) You Are The One You've Been Waiting For, Bringing Courageous Love To Intimate Relationships.  Audio/MP3 download version for $30. 
Oak Park: Trailheads Publications.

In this new audio version, Richard Schwartz, the developer of the Internal Family Systems Model, applies the IFS Model to the topic of intimate relationships in an engaging, understandable, and personal style. Therapists and lay people alike will find this book to be an insightful exploration of how cultivating a relationship with the Self—the wise center of clarity, calmness, and compassion in each of us—creates the foundation for courageous love and resilient intimacy: the capacity to sustain and nourish a healthy intimate relationship. Self-leadership also allows us to embrace our partner's feedback and use it to discover aspects of ourselves that seek healing. Included are user-friendly exercises to facilitate learning.

About the Narrator:
Dave Baird, LICSW is a licensed therapist using IFS to work with combat Veterans and their families at the Spokane Vet Center in eastern Washington. His interests include the spiritual aspects of the Self, parallels between IFS and Christian thought, Rogerian therapy, and attachment theory. Dave is happily married with four children.

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Mp3 Audiobook: Richard Schwartz (narrated by David Baird) Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model, together with Dr. Schwartz’s Meditations for Self Audio/MP3 download version together for only $25!
Oak Park: Trailheads Publications.

In this new audio version of his classic book, Richard Schwartz, the developer of the Internal Family Systems Model, introduces IFS basic concepts and methods in an engaging, understandable, and personal style. Therapists will find that the book deepens their appreciation of the IFS model and helps their clients understand what they are experiencing in therapy. Also included are user-friendly exercises to facilitate learning.  Between each chapter you’ll hear Dr. Schwartz’s “Meditations for Self.” These meditations will help you develop awareness and love for your parts and can become the foundation of a daily practice designed to bring abundant Self-leadership to your life.

About the Narrator:
Dave Baird, LICSW is a licensed therapist using IFS to work with combat Veterans and their families at the Spokane Vet Center in eastern Washington. His interests include the spiritual aspects of the Self, parallels between IFS and Christian thought, Rogerian therapy, and attachment theory. Dave is happily married with four children.
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LEVEL 1 BUNDLE (Save time and money!) If you are taking a Level 1 training here are all the reading materials that you need at a discounted price. Savings of $15!

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Richard C. Schwartz and Robert R. Falconer Many Minds, One Self

In Many Minds, One Self, Richard Schwartz, the developer of Internal Family SystemsSM, and Robert Falconer challenge the notion that we each have one mind from which emanate various thoughts, emotions, images, impulses, and urges. Although we were all raised in this mono-mind paradigm, it is an illusion because the mind is naturally multiple, containing an inner family of sub-personalities.
Evidence for this comes from a wide variety of sources from thousands of years ago to the present. Each of us also contains an undamaged healing essence—the Self, which virtually every spiritual and shamanic tradition has discovered. Schwartz and Falconer chronicle this widespread evidence and present a compelling argument for the potential of this groundbreaking paradigm shift to bring harmony, connection, and positive leadership to the distresses of our planet. 296 pages.
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Frank G. Anderson, MD, Martha Sweezy, PhD and Richard C. Schwartz, PhD Internal Family Systems: Skills Training Manual

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) provides a revolutionary treatment plan for PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and more.
Using a non-pathologizing, accelerated approach -- rooted in neuroscience -- IFS applies inner resources and self-compassion for healing emotional wounding at its core. This new manual offers straight-forward explanations and illustrates a wide variety of applications. Easy to read and highly practical.
  • Step-by-step techniques
  • Annotated case examples
  • Unique meditations
  • Downloadable exercises, worksheets
IFS is Evidence-Based
Thirty years ago, IFS creator Richard Schwartz, PhD, listened to his clients describing the behaviors and fears of their most extreme parts. He found that the inner world of all his clients was characterized by parts who had a positive intent for the client but had taken on extreme roles in an effort to be safe. He also discovered that these extreme parts would become less disruptive and more cooperative once their concerns were addressed and they felt safer.
IFS views psychic multiplicity as the norm: we all have parts. In addition, every part has a good intention for the client, and every part has value. When clients listen to all their parts, they can heal their wounded parts.
Today, IFS, which has established a legacy of efficiency and effectiveness in treating many mental health issues, is being heralded by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk as a treatment that all clinicians should know.
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Schwartz, RC (2001). Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model,
Oak Park: Trailheads Publications. Soft cover, 174 pgs w/exercises.
In this book, Richard Schwartz, the developer of the Internal Family Systems Model, introduces its basic concepts and methods in an engaging, understandable, and personal style. Therapists will find that the book deepens their appreciation of the IFS model and helps their clients understand what they are experiencing in therapy. Also included are user-friendly exercises to facilitate learning.

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Schwartz, RC (2001). Spanish Version - Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model,

In this book, Richard Schwartz, the developer of the Internal Family Systems Model, introduces its basic concepts and methods in an engaging, understandable, and personal style. Therapists will find that the book deepens their appreciation of the IFS model and helps their clients understand what they are experiencing in therapy. Also included are user-friendly exercises to facilitate learning.

$20 buy now Add to Cart
Schwartz, RC (2008). You Are The One You've Been Waiting For, Bringing Courageous Love To Intimate Relationships.
In this book, Richard Schwartz, the developer of the Internal Family Systems Model, applies the IFS Model to the topic of intimate relationships in an engaging, understandable, and personal style. Therapists and lay people alike will find this book to be an insightful exploration of how cultivating a relationship with the Self—the wise center of clarity, calmness, and compassion in each of us—creates the foundation for courageous love and resilient intimacy: the capacity to sustain and nourish a healthy intimate relationship. Self-leadership also allows us to embrace our partner's feedback and use it to discover aspects of ourselves that seek healing. The book includes user-friendly exercises to facilitate learning.
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Goulding, RA and Schwartz, RC (2002). The Mosaic Mind: Empowering the Tormented Selves of Child Abuse Survivors,
Oak Park: Trailheads Publications. Soft cover, 368 pgs. (shipping charge additional $.97
In this book, Goulding and Schwartz offer an important addition to the increasingly popular and practical focus on resources upon which adult survivors of childhood abuse draw to get through traumatic and challenging experiences - resources which, today, continue to be available as essential tools in masterful living. As I read the case history that underpins much of The Mosaic Mind, I appreciated the honest and creativity Schwartz has brought to the development of his Internal Family Systems model. In it, he has expanded our understanding of working with parts - in both client and therapist alike - and added to the means by which these parts may be involved in the therapeutic journey in positive and creative ways.
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Schwartz, RC. Internal Family Systems Therapy

Applying family systems concepts to the intrapsychic realm, the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model proposes that individuals' subpersonalities interact and change in many of the same ways as do families and other human groups. Seasoned practitioner Richard C. Schwartz illuminates how parts of a person can form paralyzing inner alliances resembling the destructive coalitions found in dysfunctional families, and provides straightforward guidelines for incorporating the IFS model into treatment. A valuable text and clinical resource, the book demonstrates in step-by-step detail how therapists can help individuals, couples, and families tap core resources, bring balance and harmony to their subpersonalities, and feel more integrated, confident, and alive. 248 pages.

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There's a Part of Me....
Jon Schwartz and Bill Brennan

There’s a Part of Me . . . is not about psychotherapy. It’s about a way to use key ideas from IFS to improve your everyday life and your relationships with others. It’s a way to understand yourself and learn to be a better friend, spouse, and parent — in short, a better person. 74 pages.

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Toni Herbine-Blank with co-authors Donna Kerpelman and Martha Sweezy Intimacy from the Inside Out - Book

Couples in distress enter therapy holding two goals that they now experience as mutually exclusive: to feel loved and to feel understood. Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO), the application of IFS to couple's therapy, offers a comprehensive conceptual map for achieving both goals. In a tour de force of elegant case illustrations wrapped around clear instruction, this book shows the IFIO therapist working with the natural subdivisions - or parts - of the human mind in a dyad, guiding and supporting couples to understand how they project childhood injury into current relationships and then, feeling threatened, frustrated and angry, lose track of their underlying needs to feel safe, connected and loved. With a focus on generating internal attachment stability to sustain each partner through the moments when the other is unavailable, couples in IFIO therapy reconnect with their essential needs, change their conversations and learn to make requests that invite rather than threaten in order to get those needs met.
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Lisa Spiegel, Internal Family Systems with Children

Internal Family Systems Therapy with Children details the application of IFS in child psychotherapy. The weaving together of theory, step-by-step instruction, and case material gives child therapists a clear roadmap for understanding and utilizing the healing power of this modality. In addition, any IFS therapist will deepen their understanding of the theory and practice of Internal Family Systems by reading how it is practiced with children.
This book also covers the use of IFS in parent guidance, an important aspect of any therapeutic work with families or adult individuals with children. The poignant and humorous vignettes of children’s therapy along with their IFS artwork make it an enjoyable and informative read. 122 pages.
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Edited by Martha Sweezy and Ellen Ziskind Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy

This gem of a book, published in 2017, brings to life the clinical work and wisdom of twelve master IFS clinicians who vividly impart their knowledge on a broad range of treatment topics by illustrating what happens in actual sessions. They do so in a style that speaks to both the IFS novice and long time practitioner.

Table of Contents:
This book includes two compelling chapters by Richard C. Schwartz: one on Perpetrator Parts, and the other on Dealing with Racism (our own).

In addition, Janna Malamud Smith writes about IFS and creativity in her Introduction; Pamela K. Krause, Lawrence G. Rosenberg and Martha Sweezy illustrate how to work with therapeutic impasses in Getting Unstuck; Cece Sykes gives us an IFS Lens on Addiction; Jeanne Catanzaro illustrates IFS and Eating Disorders; Paul Neustadt brings Self-Led Parenting to life; Derek Scott illuminates Self-Led Grieving; Frank G. Anderson and Martha Sweezy clarify What IFS Offers to the Treatment of Trauma; and, finally, Pamela Geib portrays options for unburdening in Expanded Unburdenings; and Ann L. Sinko explains Legacy Burdens.
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BOOK - "Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions"
Edited by Martha Sweezy and Ellen L. Ziskind

Written both for experienced and beginning IFS clinicians and published in March of this year by Routledge, Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions, brings to life the rich and varied ways in which IFS can be applied to diverse populations in a broad range of therapy modalities. Each chapter illustrates what happens in real sessions. The book contains a seminal chapter by Richard Schwartz on the therapeutic relationship as well as chapters by several of CSL’s lead trainers (in alphabetical order): Toni Herbine-Blank on couple therapy, Pam Krause on children and adolescents, Susan McConnell on Somatic IFS, and Nancy Sowell on chronic illness and pain. In addition, Frank Guastella Anderson has written on neuroscience, psychopharmacology and trauma; John Livingstone and Joanne Gaffney on health coaching; Joanne Twombly on dissociative identity disorder, and Nancy Wonder on pornography addiction. Finally, the book includes chapters on two topics of significant relevance for practitioners: Lawrence Rosenberg on welcoming the erotic and Martha Sweezy on shame. Jack Engler, Buddhist scholar as well as psychotherapist, penned the introduction. 

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BOOK - "Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t"
Patricia L. Papernow

From Dr. Richard Schwartz: “This is an extremely important book that is destined to be a classic. It is a remarkable achievement filled with wisdom for those who help stepfamilies and for those who live in them. I love it!!” In this accessible and engaging book, Dr. Patricia Papernow describes the five unique challenges created by “stepfamily architecture.” She provides tools for meeting each of these challenges on three different levels: psychoeducation, building interpersonal skills, and intrapsychic work (the “U-turn” inside). The book is chock full of practical suggestions and richly illustrated with IFS-informed clinical vignettes of individual, couple, and parent-child work in a wide variety of stepfamilies, including those of different ethnic backgrounds, gay and lesbian stepcouples, and stepfamilies headed by older couples with adult children.  

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Polly & Her Parts by Alison Biggs
A story of surprising self-discovery, "Polly & Her Parts" follows one girl's search to know and love herself — even those parts she considers unwelcome and unlovable. This book weaves basic IFS concepts into a playful fairytale that invites readers of all ages to experience their own extreme and polarized parts in a more playful way.
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Kropp, Joseph. Nathan Meets His Monsters (Hardcover edition)
One Night, a little boy named Nathan heard something that upset him...and suddenly he saw MONSTERS!  Join Nathan on an adventure as he unravels the mystery of his monsters in Joseph Kropp's new picture book.  Nathan Meets His Monsters is a playful introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model written and illustrated to introduce children to their parts and to help them overcome their fears.  “Through Nathan's example in this simple story, children learn to listen to and ultimately love the parts of them that they fear or hate.  Thus can begin a lifetime of compassionate and delightful inner relating.  I am very grateful to Joe for creating this spark that will ignite the transformation of so many children.” Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., Creator of the Internal Family Systems Model. 
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 Kropp, Joseph. Nathan Meets His Monsters (Paperback edition)
One Night, a little boy named Nathan heard something that upset him...and suddenly he saw MONSTERS!  Join Nathan on an adventure as he unravels the mystery of his monsters in Joseph Kropp's new picture book.  Nathan Meets His Monsters is a playful introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model written and illustrated to introduce children to their parts and to help them overcome their fears.  “Through Nathan's example in this simple story, children learn to listen to and ultimately love the parts of them that they fear or hate.  Thus can begin a lifetime of compassionate and delightful inner relating.  I am very grateful to Joe for creating this spark that will ignite the transformation of so many children.” Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., Creator of the Internal Family Systems Model.

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Cameron, Dorie. Why Did I Do That? How You Make Sense and Why There is Hope. A gentle introduction to the basic principles of IFS. Using simple language and engaging illustrations, this book is encouraging and inviting. It offers one way to understand some fundamental aspects of the IFS model. Though it contains some "big ideas", this colorful book can be read in a matter of minutes. It welcomes one to the IFS perspective that, when engaged, can greatly enrich one's life and relationships. If you have ever wondered "Why did I do that?", this book offers a warm, hopeful and comforting perspective. $15 buy now Add to Cart
Steege, Mary. The Spirit-led Life
Written in a highly personal and engaging style, The Spirit-led Life explores the connection between Christian spirituality and the Internal Family Systems model . A pastor and a therapist, Mary Steege draws on scripture, theology, IFS theory, and personal experience to illuminate the ways in which both IFS and Christianity draw us into the very heart of Christ and help us embody the Holy Spirit. This book does foundational legwork and addresses many of the issues that arise when considering points of congruence between these two spiritual paths. It will support your personal journey and serve as a resource for those who are introducing the principles of IFS to their own faith communities.
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Holmes, Tom. Parts Work: An Illustrated Guide to Your Inner Life
This book presents an Illustrated Guide to the Internal Family Systems model.

The New 4th Edition of "Parts Work"
It has all the new drawings and changes of the 3rd Edition plus a new cover and stronger binding.


What Dick says about the book "Parts Work":
“This book brings IFS to life in an exceptionally clear and captivating way. Between the evocative and fun illustrations, the living room metaphor, and the integration with Buddhism, it presents a wonderfully creative vision of the way our parts dance with each other and with us in our minds. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to learn about the IFS model or about their inner lives.” Richard Schwartz, developer of the IFS model
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Inner Active Cards
Sharon Eckstein

2nd Edition (11 more images)

A boxed set of 72 3" X 5" color illustrated cards featuring "parts" of our internal families to be used in IFS therapy.

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Cantor, David. YOUniverse Feeling Wheel (New-2nd Generation!)
Communicate the whole IFS world to your clients Visually, Symbolically, and Tangibly with the YOUniverse Feeling Wheel and Self Leadership Tool.
Put the whole IFS world in your and your clients' hands literally and figuratively with the YOUniverse featuring a Big Bright Ball "YOU" at the Center-Core emanating Self energy to its surrounding Parts(24 attachable magnetic colorballs)-Managers on the inside ring, Firefighters on the middle ring and Exiles on the outer ring. Parts can "slide to the side" on the rings or go to the "waiting room"(horizontal bar) to allow Self's access to target Parts.
The horizontal bar can also be used for "in the room" containment techniques to support Self's work with Parts whose burdens might overwhelm.
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Cantor, David. Feeling Faces Accessory (New Item!)
You'll find 10 attachable magnetic Feeling Faces colorballs plus 2 Big Bright Ball facial stickers(for Center-Core ball) within this Accessory kit offering more variety and specificity for your clients' self expression.
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Cantor, David and Sabine Boots. A Guide to Integrating the Youniverse in Therapy.
This 40-page Guidebook and teaching manual explains through theory and case examples how you can use the Youniverse as an IFS visual tool with your clients.  Clinical applications for individuals, couples, children, as well as teens and their families, are  illustrated.  Among other bonuses, the Guidebook contains a highly practical “Youniverse Session Notes” page which can be reprinted for documentation purposes and/or ensuring continuity of sessions.
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Cantor, David. The Big Bright Ball Answers the Call - a love story of inner proportions Storybook (New-Hardcover Version!)
Discover this YOUniversally loved companion and compliment to the YOUniverse Feeling Wheel or enjoy independently as a stand-alone Self-led adventure story narrated by and featuring the Big Bright Ball Self and its unconditional commitment to finding and healing all Parts in pain.
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Cantor, David. La Bola Grande y Gloriosa Responde a la Llamada
Now the Big Bright Ball Answers the Call Storybook is available in Spanish.

Like the English Version, this Spanish translation by Lisa Espinosa is captured in rhyme.

Let your Spanish and bilingual colleagues and clients in on the gift of IFS through this illustrated story of Self seeing, welcoming and healing Parts.
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Cantor, David. Double Combo: The Youniverse Self Leadership Tool and The Big Bright Ball Storybook
You can purchase both items as a set.
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Cantor, David. Triple Combo: YOUniverse Feeling Wheel New-2nd Generation, The Big Bright Ball Storybook and the Feeling Faces Accessory. You can purchase all three items as a set. $119 buy now Add to Cart

BOOK - The Pattern System: A Periodic Table for Psychology
Jay Earley, PhD

The Pattern System is a comprehensive map of the human psyche oriented toward parts, a personality type system for parts. It organizes into a system the types of parts that we work with in IFS sessions and that manifest in our clients’ lives. The system shows typical polarizations between parts and common healthy roles that transformed parts take on.

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BOOK - "Freedom from Your Inner Critic"
Jay Earley, PhD

We've all heard the voice of the inner critic—that part of us that judges us, shames us, and makes us feel inadequate. "You don't want to give in to the Critic, and it doesn't really work to fight against it," explains Dr. Jay Earley. "But there is a way to transform it into an invaluable ally." With Freedom from Your Inner Critic, Dr. Earley and psychotherapist Bonnie Weiss present a self-therapy approach for uncovering the psychological roots of our self-sabotaging inner voices and restoring our sense of worthiness. Filled with insights, case studies, and practical self-therapy exercises, this breakthrough book explores:

  • How to connect with your Inner Critic through the groundbreaking approach of Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy
  • The seven varieties of the Inner Critic and their positive intent
  • Healing your Criticized Child that is hurt by your Inner Critic
  • Awakening your Inner Champion—the antidote to the influence of your Inner Critic
  • How to transform your Inner Critic and learn to love yourself
  • How our self-confidence, motivation, and courage improve when we are free from our Inner Critics

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Earley, PhD, Jay.  Negotiating for Self-Leadership in IFS
This professional booklet describes a method of helping an IFS protector to let go of its role that doesn’t depend on first healing the exile it is protecting.  You negotiate with the protector to allow the client to lead from Self in an upcoming life situation.  "In this booklet Jay focuses on ways to improve the relationship between a client's Self and protective parts and to help those parts trust Self to lead in the outside world." -- Richard Schwartz, PhD
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Earley, PhD, Jay. Working with Anger in Internal Family Systems Therapy
Anger can arise in various ways in IFS, depending on which part holds the anger, what function the anger serves, and whether the anger is disowned. Each situation requires a different type of therapeutic intervention as part of the IFS process. This professional booklet discusses these various circumstances and the approach that is most effective in each. It includes a transcript of an IFS session that illustrates some of these points.

"This is another good elaboration of an aspect of IFS and contains helpful categories and guidelines, as well as a powerful transcript of a session." -- Richard Schwartz, PhD
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Earley, PhD, Jay. Resolving Inner Conflict: Working Through Polarization Using Internal Family Systems Therapy
A detailed treatment of how to work with inner conflict in Internal Family Systems Therapy, including transcripts of actual sessions to show exactly how the technique works.  Though written for psychotherapists, it is also accessible to people who want to deepen their IFS work on themselves.

"I am very grateful to Jay Earley for putting my ideas about polarization into writing, which, up until now, have only been conveyed in trainings or workshops.  He has added useful case examples and practical steps and, as usual, his writing is very clear.  This is a substantial contribution to the literature on Internal Family Systems Therapy." -- Richard Schwartz, PhD
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Earley, PhD, Jay. Self-Therapy: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Wholeness and Healing Your Inner Child Using IFS, A New, Cutting-Edge Psychotherapy
This book provides a step-by-step guide to doing IFS sessions on your own or with a friend. It is also a manual for the IFS model that therapists are finding invaluable. "Through Jay's user-friendly description of IFS, you will begin to change how you do internal dialogue… His well-described experiential exercises and examples of actual IFS sessions will enable you to enter your inner world in such a way that your extreme parts begin to heal. I'm grateful that this book allows IFS to extend its reach." -- Richard Schwartz, PhD, creator of IFS.
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Earley, PhD, Jay, Self-Therapy Vol.2

Self-Therapy, Vol. 2 describes advanced IFS techniques and insights related to staying in your true Self and working with protectors (defenses). If you have been using IFS with your clients or in your own inner work, this book will help you work through difficulties that may have arisen so your work can be even more healing and transformative. Learn when to switch parts, how to track your work, negotiate for Self-leadership, and work with polarization, Self-like parts, firefighters, and more.
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Earley, PhD, Jay, Self-Therapy Vol.3

The first book in this series, Self-Therapy, brought Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) to both therapists and the general public. IFS is a powerful and user-friendly method of therapy, which can be done on your own. Self-Therapy, Vol. 3 shows how IFS can be used to transform a variety of important psychological issues. You don’t need to have read Vol 2.
If you have been using IFS with your clients or in your own inner work, this book will help you to heal and transform eating issues, procrastination, the inner critic, depression, perfectionism, anger, communication, and more.
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Weiss, LCSW, Bonnie Self-Therapy: Work book
This workbook is a companion to Self-Therapy by Jay Earley. It is a clear and concise description of the steps in the IFS process designed for people using IFS to do personal work on themselves or professionals introducing the material to their clients. It provides written exercises that give readers a chance to process their experience and track their internal work. It includes sample answers that clarify how to do the exercises, and illustrations that provide a visual understanding the material. There are additional chapters on working with couples and dealing with polarization.
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Weiss, Bonnie Illustraded Workbook: Freedom From Your Inner Critic
If you struggle with bouts of depression and low self-esteem; feel ashamed or guilty or hopeless at times, our work with the Inner Critic can open up new vistas for dealing with these issues. The Inner Critic is the part of you that judges you, demeans you, and tells you who you should be. It undermines your self-confidence and makes you feel bad about yourself. Since this is one of the most difficult and tenacious issues that people face, we have written Freedom From Your Inner Critic and this companion Illustrated Workbook to show you how to transform your Inner Critic using the Internal Family Systems Model (IFS). This Workbook is a companion to Freedom from Your Inner Critic. It contains delightful illustrations of the Inner Critics and the Inner Champions that can be developed to work with them. It facilitates the processing and integration of basic concepts of our Inner Critic work and IFS by presenting thoughtful questions, imagery exercises, and drawing experiences to aid learning. It is appropriate for ages from teens to adults and can be used in groups, classes, or individually with a counselor or therapist.
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Mones, Arthur. Transforming Troubled Children, Teens, and Their Families

The book provides a map to help clinicians understand a child’s problems amidst the reactivity of parents and siblings, and to formulate effective treatment strategies that flow directly from this understanding. This is a nonpathologizing systems and contextual approach that brings forward the natural healing capacity within clients. Dr. Mones also shows how a therapist can open the emotional system of a family so that parents can let go of their agendas with their children and interact in a loving, healthy, Self-led way. 154 pages.

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Mones, Arthur. A Therapist's Guide to KidsWorld Inside and Out

Mones, Arthur. A Therapist's Guide to KidsWorld Inside and Out A Therapist’s Guide to KidsWorld Inside and Out helps clinicians to optimally use this Psychotherapeutic Board Game for emotional healing.
By using this Guide, therapists are able to access the inner world of children as well as explore the experience of their family, school, peer group and larger societal contexts. The Guide and Game are based on The Internal Family Systems Model, which emphasizes a non-pathologizing approach to human nature and emotional survival. Exercises in Mindfulness and many other coping strategies geared for kids are included.
The Guide and Game bring a potency to child therapy sessions by constructing a microcosm of the world of youngsters while celebrating the Creativity, Confidence and Compassion of Self—all while having fun!
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COMBO - KidsWorld Game and A Therapist's Guide To KidsWorld Inside & Out Psychotherapeutic Board Game. By purchasing the game and the Guide book you save $10.00. A Therapist's Guide to KidsWorld Inside and Out + KidsWorld Game

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Filloramo, Emily. How To Permanently Erase Negative Self-Talk,
Has negative self-talk held you back from playing a bigger game? Internal Family Systems is a cutting-edge modality of healing and Self-leadership that eliminates the self-imposed obstacles that hold you back from fearless self-expression. If you bury emotional burdens with too much shopping/drinking/eating or are challenged with sadness, anxiety and health challenges, you’ll learn how to identify and eliminate the critical voices and self-doubt that keep you stuck from your goals. When you stop “attacking” yourself, you can attain the health, wealth, awesome relationships and joy that you truly deserve. And best of all, you’ll gain the courage to go BIGGER as a result of becoming your most extraordinary self.

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Gross, Ronit, More Than One Way To Be Okay

Annie arranges her life in rules and patterns because it helps her feel safe. Books must be read in a certain order and the same goes for songs being sung. Friends need to play what Annie chooses so that she can feel calm and in control. Orders and patterns often keep Annie from feeling overwhelmed, angry or sad. But what happens when life doesn't work out in the way that she plans? Join Annie as she listens to the story of Dave the turtle who builds an out of control, rule loving robot. Discover with Annie how rules and rigidity can have their own price to pay and celebrate with her as she learns that there is more than one way to be okay! This brightly illustrated story addresses typical child rigidity (what often looks like “stubbornness”) as well as a more intense spectrum of cognitive inflexibility which can involve OCD-like behaviors and some behaviors seen on the autistic spectrum. The story invites children to deepen their own understanding of the need to control events and people around them and offers them alternatives while giving parents tools to help their children “unstick” within a compassionate framework.
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John B. Livingstone, MD and Joanne Gaffney, RN, LICSW, Relationship Power in Health Care: Science of Behavior Change, Decision-making, and Clinician Self-care

Presents new knowledge and skills that empower health care and wellness professionals to become competent facilitators of behavior and lifestyle change, information transfer, and medical decision making in collaboration with their patients. The new approaches are supported by a wide variety of research and clinical evidence, derived from modern psychotherapy including IFS, brain biology, and the latest advances in health coaching and nursing science. Putting them to work to improve health care makes good sense both scientifically and ethically. This comprehensive text integrates past health psychology models starting from the 1950s with recent advances made since the 1990s in relationship psychology and interpersonal neurobiology. It also includes videos of brief medical interviews along with analysis of the strategies and tactics used. These interviews illustrate the use of Internal Family System implicit and explicit direct access techniques in a medical setting. The tactics outlined and the interview demonstrations, conducted by a highly experienced clinical social worker and nurse Joanne Gaffney, offer a unique opportunity for all clinicians to acquire valuable skills in both clinician self-care and patient care. 272 pages.

**eBook access code and instructions will be provided within the print book**

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Mona Barbera, Bring Yourself to Love.

Second Edition With New Chapter for IFS Therapists. Multiple prize winning Bring Yourself to Love, helps you and your clients bring Self energy to couple relationships. Using clear examples, images, exercises, and explanations, readers learn:

If it's intense it's your own

Exiles and Firefighters affect relationships

How to give better back and bring Self energy to your relationship

How to keep choice alive

How to give feedback.

Two new chapters teach the three things that work in a fight and how to take the 30 day challenge. Lastly, an all new, 66 page chapter, just for IFS therapists, provides an overview of IFS couples therapy, the 10 steps in IFS couples therapy, red flags for couples therapy, and how to deal with affairs. ​
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Taylor, Kat , Froggie's Mysterious Dream.

First came the drawings, over a period of months. They emerged out of my subconscious, creating creatures I’ve never seen before. Then came the quest to discover how they were meant to connect with people out in the world, over another period of many months. Finally came the production of this book. It has been a two year odyssey of learning to do this drawing/writing work that I’ve never done before. There are 12 characters in the book, each with its own pen & ink drawing. Each chapter has two parts: 1) “In My Dream”, where I write as though the drawing is from a dream and I am recording it in my dream journal. And 2) “In My Daylight”, where I use my conscious thinking and my intuition as though I am journaling about what the dream means to me in my life. The characters represent a variety of the personality parts that are an integral part of me. As I worked on each drawing I felt as though I was simply an observer as each creature or other aspect of my self evolved. My parts interacted with me as I drew so they each could come to the fore and show themselves. And then when I wrote about each part they again worked with me so that I felt like I was channeling what they each wanted me to say about them. It was an amazing experience. I leave the drawings in the original black and white. Each person who has looked at them sees different things within the drawing. Over time I have found that the drawings speak differently to different personalities. If I were to add color where I wanted to I’m afraid I would inadvertently guide people to see only what I see. This book can be used as a guide to your own personal journey, as an inspiration to draw or journal, as a conversation piece between people who want to get to know each other better, or to inspire your own mysterious dreams. ​
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Charles Eigen Inner Dialogue in Daily Life

Connecting to our inner lives can foster healing, self-development and self-awareness. This unique book looks in depth at ten major contemporary psychotherapeutic approaches which all use inner dialogue as a way of developing both professionally and personally.

Each chapter is written by an expert in their field, some of whom were chosen to contribute by the founder of the approach. The authors include personal stories of how they have used the approach in their own lives and work as therapists, giving a deeper insight into each method. As well as developing a connection to the mind, several of the approaches focus on deepening an awareness of the body and listening to its voice. Approaches covered include the Jungian approach, Gestalt therapy, Focusing, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Hakomi.

Drawing on both Eastern and Western traditions and methods, this fascinating book will be of interest to psychotherapists, counselors and students, as well as anyone with an interest in inner dialogue, healing and personal development.

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Ellen C. Ranney, PHD, Unkind Gifts

Unkind Gifts introduces a flexible recovery model for trauma survivors and those who care for them. In response to trauma and loss, Internal Family Systems Theory recognizes coping mechanisms, even self-destructive behaviors, as protective efforts in an unpredictable world.

Reflecting upon her own story of cancer recovery and two decades of work in the trauma field, Ranney describes recovery as expansion of the survivor’s Self-energy. Through non-judgmental exploration, expression and integration of internal structures and concepts, Unkind Gifts outlines a holistic (FLOWING) model for recovery from trauma and loss. Neurobiological perspectives promote an understanding of trauma and unburdening. Therapeutic artwork is presented to illustrate the recovery process.

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Michelle Glass, Daily Parts Meditation Practice©: A Journey of Embodied Integration for Clients and Therapists

Michelle Glass, shares the foundations of this life-changing approach to counseling and self-healing. IFS is a way of understanding your personal journey and identifying and addressing past trauma and coping mechanisms. One of the fundamental themes of IFS is “parts”—separate facets of an individual that can work together or at odds with one another.
Glass demonstrates how to create Parts Timelines, Parts Catalogue Cards, Parts Biographies, Parts Maps, Parts Externalizations, and how to develop a specific meditation practice. Through these techniques, readers learn how to develop a coherent narrative; deepen integration; accrue less burdens; and augment spiritual awakening, among others. Glass’ exercises will help readers better understand their journeys and themselves. Whether they are new to parts work or experienced practitioners, they’ll find these exercises teach them something new about integration. Glass directs her work to both clients and therapists.
For a therapist to successfully help clients, he or she needs to have a stable foundation. Daily Parts Meditation Practice can help them better connect with their clients and support integration. For clients, the guide can help them do their own work and better understand their journeys.
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Linda Kroll, Compassionate Mediation

Written by mediator, attorney and IFS Therapist, Linda Kroll, this interactive book offers a SELF-led method of relationship healing and transformation. It is a ground-breaking paradigm for conflict resolution that fosters higher consciousness and empathy. By looking at a possible ending, individuals and couples are given information, guidance and support to also create a new beginning. The book became an instant Amazon International Best Seller in Divorce and Parenting. An online course is also available, as is training in Compassionate Mediation® Training for other therapists, mediators, attorneys, coaches and clergy. Pages 249.
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Rogerson, Phd, Beth Be the One to Heal Your Self

Do you want to eliminate depression, anxiety and burnout? You may not need years and years of mental health counseling to start to feel better. Be the One to Heal Your Self uses the Internal Family Systems (IFS) framework to help you understand your inner world and take steps to restore balance and harmony to your lives.
This step-by-step guide will show you how to handle difficult memories and feelings so you can release their pain and feel happier. As you work through the workbook you will begin to enjoy life and the people around you again.
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Rogerson, Phd, Beth Inner Harmony Putting Your Self Back in Charge

If you’re tired of getting hijacked by your emotions, or want to improve your relationships with yourself and those around you, this is the book for you. The Internal Family Systems (IFS) approach to self-coaching will teach you the skills and mindfulness techniques you need to return to internal balance and harmony. 48 pages.
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Mones, Arthur. A Therapist's Guide to KidsWorld Inside and Out

Mones, Arthur. A Therapist's Guide to KidsWorld Inside and Out A Therapist’s Guide to KidsWorld Inside and Out helps clinicians to optimally use this Psychotherapeutic Board Game for emotional healing.
By using this Guide, therapists are able to access the inner world of children as well as explore the experience of their family, school, peer group and larger societal contexts. The Guide and Game are based on The Internal Family Systems Model, which emphasizes a non-pathologizing approach to human nature and emotional survival. Exercises in Mindfulness and many other coping strategies geared for kids are included.
The Guide and Game bring a potency to child therapy sessions by constructing a microcosm of the world of youngsters while celebrating the Creativity, Confidence and Compassion of Self—all while having fun!
$35.00 buy now Add to Cart
COMBO - KidsWorld Game and A Therapist's Guide To KidsWorld Inside & Out Psychotherapeutic Board Game. By purchasing the game and the Guide book you save $10.00. A Therapist's Guide to KidsWorld Inside and Out + KidsWorld Game

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Deidre Fay

Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery -

A practical but far-reaching look at a variety of mind-body techniques for working with trauma clients. This book offers an unprecedented, attachment-informed translation of yogic philosophy to body-based trauma treatment. The result is both erudite and accessible, emphasizing ready-to-implement skills and approaches that are as groundbreaking as they are effective. Organized around key trauma issues and symptoms, this book offers clinicians a practical but far-reaching look at mind-body skills and techniques for helping trauma clients access their individual wisdom, develop secure internal attachment, and find the path home to the Self.

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Journal Articles
     
Newly Revised and Expanded!

Larger and easier to read text, containing the newest article, The Larger Self!

The following articles are compiled in one Reader Packet:
The Larger Self • Maintaining self leadership with borderline clients • Pathways to sexual intimacy • Hard times for the forces of compassion • Dealing with racism: to exorcise or embrace inner bigots • No contest: how a therapist learned to listen • Does couple and family therapy have emotional intelligence • Don't look back • Rescuing the exiles • The American nightmare • Know thy selves • Letter and response: our multiple selves • Our multiple selves • Let us sell no intervention before its time • Research: why clinicians should bother with it • On becoming a family therapist •

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IFSSM CD/DVD      

Toni Herbine-Blank

Intimacy from the Inside Out: IFS Based Couple Therapy Basic Training Lecture Videos Vol. 1

This training DVD covers three important protocols from the IFIO Basic Level Training for working with couples. Each protocol is taught using video footage of actual lectures. Presentation slides are incorporated into the videos to maximize learning. Included in the DVD is a guided meditation created to facilitate couples in understanding hidden needs beneath their conflict.

Lecture 1: Tracking Sequences

Lecture 2: Courageous Communication

Lecture 3: Unmet Needs in Couple Relationships

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Toni Herbine-Blank

Intimacy From the Inside Out: Change Your Conversation, Change Your Relationship

This DVD consists of excerpts from three distinct sessions demonstrating ways to help protectors "unblend" enough to become available for courageous conversations. Each piece of work shows how helping couples make the drop to vulnerability enhances feelings of heartfelt connection.

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2016 IFS Annual Conference: All Parts Are Welcome

All Parts Are Welcome: A Work in Progress Richard Schwartz, PhD.

If we were all fully Self-led, all parts and people would be welcome. One quality of Self is connectedness--not only the desire to connect, but in-our-bones knowledge that we are all connected, so when one of us suffers, we all suffer. The problem is that we all have burdened parts who shrink our circle of caring to those who are like us in some way and judge those who aren't. While IFS helps us expand that circle, most of us are still challenged, for example, when it comes to groups that we think are creating injustice in the world.

In this year's opening session, Dick Schwartz explores the nature of "all parts are welcome" and invites us to explore the parts of us that keep our hearts closed to those we judge, whether clients, members of the IFS community, family members, or political gurus. We might also find that we have exiled the parts of us that resemble those people. Then, if with the clarity of Self, we see that others are indeed creating harm, what does it look like to challenge them from this connected sense of Self? Are we willing to examine our own blind spots where we might also be causing harm? Together we will explore this year's theme "All Parts Are Welcome"?

The Power of IFS in the Pace of Marginalization Percy Ballard, MD; Julie Honeycutt, MMFT, NCC, LMHC, LPC; Kate Lingren, LICSW; Derek Scott, RSW; Mary Steege, MDiv, LMFT; and Grace Anne Stevens, MA

We'll hear from Derek Scott and Kate Lingren, who will invite us into an experience to bear witness to the coming-out process for LGBT-identified people. Dr. Percy Ballard will share from his experience as an African American psychiatrist coming through a white majority professional culture one of very few African American professionals in the IFS community. We will also hear from Grace Anne Stevens, who will share her transgender journey through the prism of IFS and the parts of others she has encountered along the way. And finally, we'll hear from Mary Steege and Julie Honeycutt. Mary is a therapist and Presbyterian minister. Julie is a therapist and the wife of a priest in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. They will be sharing experiences of judgment and rejection from within the IFS community--the hurts, the healing, and the potential for social change that comes when we bring Self energy to the painful, parts-led polarizations that form around religious burdens.

Reflections on "All Parts Are Welcome" Richard Schwartz, PhD with Percy Ballard, MD; Julie Honeycutt, MMFT, NCC, LMHC, LPC; Kate Lingren, LICSW; Mary Steege, MDiv, LMFT; and Grace Anne Stevens, MA

In this final session of the conference, you will hear from each of this weekend's plenary speakers as they reflect personally and dialogue about what it was like to share and listen to each other. In addition, you will be invited to explore the parts of you that arose during the conference and share the intentions of visions which come to you for creating a world -- and an IFS community -- in which all parts are truly welcome.

Total running time: 4 hours, 53 minutes

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2015 IFS Conference - Legacy Burdens - 2 DVDs

Legacy burdens are powerful organizers of our minds and behaviors, and we all have them.

This dvd set captures one of the gems of the 2015 Conference. Through personal stories, experiential exercises and a powerful demonstration, this workshop will help you become more aware of the legacy burdens we carry. The beliefs and emotions absorbed from family, peers, ethnic groups, and/or our American culture have impact on yourself and/or groups with whom you identify, as well as groups you consider “other.” The workshop also allows you to explore the sources of those burdens and the fears around releasing them. Running time 3 hours 11 min.

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2015 IFS Conference - Conflict in the Middle East - 2 DVDs

Can IFS Help Release the Obstacles to Middle East Peace?

Over the past decade, Dick Schwartz has collaborated with groups of Israeli Arab and Jewish leaders to find new ways to dialogue about the conflict between them and to identify and release the burdens that inevitably arise in that process. In this talk, Dick discusses these issues and references the work to illustrate the process. Bringing More Self-Leadership to the Conflict in the Middle East takes a deeper look at how IFS can go into the realm of conflict transformation in the Middle East. For this session, Dick invited the leaders of IFS-Israel, Together Beyond Words and a Palestinian activist to present their experiences. We also learn how combining IFS and Playback Theater is helping to heal traumatized communities. This is a lively discussion, which focuses on where the conflict is today, the main challenges they are facing, what possible solutions might look like in transforming the conflict, and next steps.

Plus...
Also included are two powerful and groundbreaking videos of Dick's work with a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman. These compelling demonstrations illustrate the power of legacy burdens along with the impact of living in traumatized communities, yet still leave the viewer with inspiration and a sense of hope amidst such intractable conflict. Total running time: 3 hours 37 min.

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2015 IFS Conference – What’s New in IFS Research! - DVD

What’s New and Exciting in IFS: Research and Foundation Update Frank Anderson, MD & Hilary Hodgden, PhD

The Foundation’s first fully funded research study! The Trauma Center at JRI and a team of IFS practitioners conducted a pilot intervention study examining the effectiveness of IFS for complex trauma as well as for improving body awareness and self-compassion. Learn more about how IFS is an evidence-based practice, deemed to show significant impact on outcomes relating to mental health.

Parts Work in MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Research, Further Validation of the IFS Model Michael Mithoefer, MD

FDA approved Phase II Clinical Trials have shown that MDMA (“Ecstasy”), used as a catalyst to psychotherapy, can lead to resolution of PTSD symptoms in previously treatment resistant patients. The most recent study, in veterans, firefighters, and police officers, has tracked the occurrence and extent of parts work in MDMA-assisted sessions and its correlation with PTSD outcomes.
Total Running Time: 69 Minutes ​
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Intimacy from the Inside Out - DVD

This video is an illustration of the importance of the unblending protectors in couples therapy. The work is an example of a dynamic that speaks to a basic human dilemma, I want love and connection and yet I am terrified of love and connection. Toni works skillfully helping each partner become aware of "parts" who in their attempt to protect each individual, get in the way of allowing this couple to have the relationship they desire.
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DVD - "Trauma Behind Rage," a demonstration with a Vietnam veteran who fears his rage but finds it's not what he thinks, Richard C. Schwartz (DVD, 60 mins)
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DVD - "Beneath the Anger: Healing the Bullied Boy"

During this powerful session, Dr. Richard Schwartz demonstrates how IFS can help therapists work with different protective parts of the personality. Dr. Schwartz helps a 47-year-old man, who struggles with anger and depression, heal some of the pain he carries from being bullied as a child. Extra features include an advanced commentary track and a short classroom version.  

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DVD - "Recovering from Depression: All Parts are Welcome"

In this fascinating 3 hour DVD, Dr. Richard Schwartz works with a 54-year-old woman who struggles with chronic depression.  During the session, Dr. Schwartz helps her explore parts of herself she has disowned and then heal some of the underlying pain. Extra features include another session from 2 years earlier, an advanced commentary track, plus a short classroom version. 

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Schwartz, Richard. Dr. Richard Schwartz Teaches Internal Family Systems

Here is your opportunity to experience Dick's weeklong class designed for practicing therapists. It contains an excellent description of IFS theory, as well as some thoughtful dialogue sparked by Q&A with experienced therapists. The (first) DVD begins with an overview of IFS and then moves on to a deeper exploration of issues that arise during treatment. The (second) DVD contains highlights of demonstrations, guided meditation and experiential exercises.

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2014 IFS Conference - NO PART LEFT BEHIND (2 DVD Set) - DVD

This 2 dvd set captures some "not to be missed" highlights from the 2014 IFS Conference. These include:

Bringing IFS to the Inner City Jody Nelson, EdD, LMFT; Jennifer Ramji, MA, LMFT; Lisa Xiong, MA, LMFT; and Corey Byrd

This plenary provided a showcase for the exciting and innovative work of Jody and her team who are bringing IFS to youth and families in inner-city Minneapolis through schools in the Twin Cities. In addition to sharing their experiences of doing IFS with diverse and poor clients, they describe how they also change the culture in the schools through training teachers and staff in IFS; create school-wide, Self-led interventions; and collaborate with community cultural specialists to impact inner-city communities.

The Physiology of IFS Dr. Matthew S. Goodwin, Dr. Anthony Zorsos, James Hopper, PhD., Richard Palumbo, Dr. Frank Anderson, Richard Schwartz, PhD.

IFS clients and therapists are aware of the palpable physiological shifts they experience during sessions – the embodied sense of calm and confidence when parts relax and Self emerges, the sudden lightness that accompanies unburdening, and the various ways that parts show up in the body.

What if it were possible to measure and reflect on these changes as they happen in sessions? What if we could measure the physiological resonance between therapist and client and discover how physiological coupling and uncoupling predict internal transformation? What if we could develop new technologies to help therapists monitor whether they or their clients are in Self?

These are the questions that a group of interdisciplinary researchers have been exploring in regular meetings over the past year. This plenary presented their thinking and methods as well as a live demonstration that showcased these promising technologies.

Does IFS Revolutionize Aspects of Trauma Treatment? Richard Schwartz, PhD, and Bessel van der Kolk, MD

In this first-ever post-conference Institute, Dick and Bessel explore the similarities and differences between IFS and traditional trauma treatments.

This was a unique and wonderful opportunity for Dick and Bessel to discuss treatment approaches, current research, show video of work with clients, and reflect on personal and professional experiences, Moments of both humor and serious debate illustrate their mutual respect as well as commitmentand and contributions to the field of trauma work. Includes captioning.

running time 4 hours, 20 minutes
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CD - "Meditations for Self" by Richard C. Schwartz (CD)
Richard Schwartz, founder of the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy, leads these meditations to help you develop more awareness and love for your parts. His confident, calm manner provides gentle guidence to your inner exploration. These meditations can become the foundation of a daily practice designed to bring more self leadership to your life.
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Streaming Videos
STREAMING VIDEO | 2017 IFS Annual Conference Self-Led Activism: Releasing Your Inner Change Agent
In this video streaming package, we are happy to share some of our experience from the 2017 conference to include the four plenary presentations that were offered on Friday and Saturday morning, the Sunday Post Conference Institute, an exciting presentation from the Foundation for Self Leadership and finally a special presentation from Black Therapists Rock.

IFS Conference Plenary Presentations Self-Led Activism: Releasing Our Inner Change Agent Richard Schwartz, PhD

Warriors of Compassion: Contributions of IFS to Self-Led Social Activism Frank Rogers, PhD

Marginal Thinking: All Parts are Welcome Update
Presented by members of the Advisory Committee for Diversity and Inclusion Percy Ballard, MD, Julie Honeycutt, MMFT, NCC, LMHC, LPC, Kate Lingren, LICSW, LMFT and Grace Anne Stevens, MA

Healing Racism from the Inside Out: Unburdening Your Parts Affected by Racism and Liberating Your Inner Change Agent! Donna Dallal-Ferne, LMFT , Dorothea Hrossowyc, MS, Ingrid Helander, LMFT, Tyler Haaren, LICSW, and Joya Lonsdale, LICSW

IFS Post Conference Institute
Self-Led Activism: An IFS Community Conversation Richard Schwartz, PhD with the 2017 IFS Conference Plenary Presenters.

Special Bonus Presentations!

Foundation for Self Leadership
Harley Goldberg, President, Foundation for Self Leadership Toufic Hakim, PhD, Executive Director, Foundation for Self Leadership.
I’m Black, but Have Parts that are Blue… Deran Young, LCSW, President Black Therapists Rock with members of BTR Dr. Reginald Cunningham, Amanda Avery, Nicole Smith, Ann Dillard and Charnessa Pleasant.
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2016 IFS Annual Conference: All Parts Are Welcome - Streaming

All Parts Are Welcome: A Work in Progress Richard Schwartz, PhD.

If we were all fully Self-led, all parts and people would be welcome. One quality of Self is connectedness--not only the desire to connect, but in-our-bones knowledge that we are all connected, so when one of us suffers, we all suffer. The problem is that we all have burdened parts who shrink our circle of caring to those who are like us in some way and judge those who aren't. While IFS helps us expand that circle, most of us are still challenged, for example, when it comes to groups that we think are creating injustice in the world.

In this year's opening session, Dick Schwartz explores the nature of "all parts are welcome" and invites us to explore the parts of us that keep our hearts closed to those we judge, whether clients, members of the IFS community, family members, or political gurus. We might also find that we have exiled the parts of us that resemble those people. Then, if with the clarity of Self, we see that others are indeed creating harm, what does it look like to challenge them from this connected sense of Self? Are we willing to examine our own blind spots where we might also be causing harm? Together we will explore this year's theme "All Parts Are Welcome"?

The Power of IFS in the Pace of Marginalization Percy Ballard, MD; Julie Honeycutt, MMFT, NCC, LMHC, LPC; Kate Lingren, LICSW; Derek Scott, RSW; Mary Steege, MDiv, LMFT; and Grace Anne Stevens, MA

We'll hear from Derek Scott and Kate Lingren, who will invite us into an experience to bear witness to the coming-out process for LGBT-identified people. Dr. Percy Ballard will share from his experience as an African American psychiatrist coming through a white majority professional culture one of very few African American professionals in the IFS community. We will also hear from Grace Anne Stevens, who will share her transgender journey through the prism of IFS and the parts of others she has encountered along the way. And finally, we'll hear from Mary Steege and Julie Honeycutt. Mary is a therapist and Presbyterian minister. Julie is a therapist and the wife of a priest in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. They will be sharing experiences of judgment and rejection from within the IFS community--the hurts, the healing, and the potential for social change that comes when we bring Self energy to the painful, parts-led polarizations that form around religious burdens.

Reflections on "All Parts Are Welcome" Richard Schwartz, PhD with Percy Ballard, MD; Julie Honeycutt, MMFT, NCC, LMHC, LPC; Kate Lingren, LICSW; Mary Steege, MDiv, LMFT; and Grace Anne Stevens, MA

In this final session of the conference, you will hear from each of this weekend's plenary speakers as they reflect personally and dialogue about what it was like to share and listen to each other. In addition, you will be invited to explore the parts of you that arose during the conference and share the intentions of visions which come to you for creating a world -- and an IFS community -- in which all parts are truly welcome.

Total running time: 4 hours, 53 minutes

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Intimacy from the Inside Out - Streaming

This video is an illustration of the importance of the unblending protectors in couples therapy. The work is an example of a dynamic that speaks to a basic human dilemma, I want love and connection and yet I am terrified of love and connection. Toni works skillfully helping each partner become aware of "parts" who in their attempt to protect each individual, get in the way of allowing this couple to have the relationship they desire.
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Streaming Videos - 2011 IFS Conference Plenary 1 - IFS and Spirituality

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The Buddha as an IFS Therapist
Flint Sparks, PhD
Siddhartha Gautama was interested in one fundamental question: How can we truly understand human suffering and how can we help end suffering for all beings? Through dedicating his entire life to spiritual practice he eventually had a shattering insight that resolved this question. In doing so, he became the Buddha, the Enlightened One. He taught what he had discovered and suggested that his followers engage in meditation practices to demonstrate, by their own experience, that liberation of the human heart and mind was possible. As IFS practitioners, we share this core question of the Buddha: How can we find freedom from unnecessary suffering for ourselves and for others? What if the Buddha had used the language of IFS? How would his teachings have sounded? Please join us in sharing the resonance of these transformative teachings and the profound possibility inherent in each.
 
The Way of Radical Compassion: The Spiritual Paths of Jesus and IFS
Frank Rogers, PhD
Contrary to historical development, Jesus did not intend to found a religion. He was a spiritual teacher who taught a profoundly transformative path of personal healing and social restoration. At the core of his spiritual path was a vision of radical compassion rooted in contemplative encounters with an all-inclusive compassionate Source and embodied in compassionate action that extends toward all—one’s self, one’s neighbor, even one’s enemies—in ways that invite interpersonal healing and accountable reconciliation. The spiritual path of Jesus is profoundly harmonious with the spiritual path of IFS. This plenary summarizes the mutually enhancing connections between them.
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Streaming Videos - 2011 IFS Conference Plenary 2 - IFS in Mediation and Education

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Managing and Connecting Inner and Outer Conflict: Integration of IFS and Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice
Leonard L. Riskin, JD
This presentation will explore, through a brief case study, the potential benefits and challenges of integrating IFS and conflict resolution practices, primarily in the context of negotiation, with an eye toward the practices of lawyers and other conflict resolution professionals.

Mediation, Multiple Minds,and the Negotiation Within
David Hoffman, JD
Mediators, like most people, encounter ambivalence all the time. We encounter it in ourselves and, of course, we see it in the people who come to us with their conflicts. It is a rare dispute in which the parties do not pursue settlement while simultaneously resisting it. David Hoffman will talk about the applicability of IFS concepts in mediation—in particular, as a means of helping people in conflict understand their own ambivalence about settlement and resolution, and also as a technique that enables mediators to access their Self energy and maintain their curiosity,
compassion, and courage on the fire of conflict.
 
Introducing IFS to an Urban School System
Gail Tomala, MA, MSMFT, PhD
What began as a focused effort to introduce IFS to physically aggressive middle-school boys in an urban preK-8 school in Hartford, Connecticut, has evolved into a long-term plan to introduce the IFS Model to the entire school community. Plans involve teaching IFS strategies to students and their families, ongoing IFS training for teachers, and the introduction of IFS activities in select
classrooms where MFTs will work side by side with teachers. Examples of IFS parts work and expressions of Self-leadership from students and teachers will be shared.
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Streaming Videos - 2011 IFS Pre-Conference Institute - Psycho-Spiritual Underpinnings of Peace

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In this pre-conference intensive, we will identify psychological and spiritual perspectives, insights, and practices that can enhance (vs. obstruct) the potential to build greater peace within individuals as well as between those in conflict. The notion of Self within the IFS system, its unique qualities, and its profound role in facilitating healing within and between individuals and groups in conflict will be explored in particular depth.
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Streaming Videos - 2011 IFS Conference - Complete Series

This is a special savings package containing all of the 2011 IFS Conference Videos including Plenary 1, Plenary 2 and the Pre-Conference Institute.

NOTE: This product is streaming video viewable through the IFS website. After purchasing you will first receive an email confirming your purchase. You will then receive an additional email containing a link with more information and a link to where you can view the videos. If you have not received the second email after one hour, first check your spam/junk folder, as your email provider may have accidentally placed it there. If that is not the case and you still have not received the email, please contact us.
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Tools      

Inner Active Cards
Sharon Eckstein

2nd Edition (11 more images)

A boxed set of 72 3" X 5" color illustrated cards featuring "parts" of our internal families to be used in IFS therapy.

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Mones, Arthur. KidsWorld Board Game

This is a therapeutic board game for children, ages 5-14. The game is based on the Internal Family Systems Model, the fastest growing therapy model in the field of mental health today. This would be the first therapeutic application to work with kids.

The game guides children to access their own resources for dealing with challenging issues, thoughts and feelings that arise within their family, with friends and at school. It is ideal for youngsters with anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger issues, oppositional disorders, physical disabilities, learning issues and behavior problems. Unique among therapeutic techniques, this game is experiential-- teaching calming exercises as well as mindfulness-based strategies that are effective throughout the age range. It is a game that fosters Acceptance for all Parts of the youngster and views childhood struggles in a nonpathologizing and survival-based manner.

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