No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model

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  • No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model

    Posted by admin on December 27, 2023 at 10:28 am

    No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model, by Richard Schwartz, challenges the traditional “mono-mind” theory and proposes a new understanding of our inner selves.

    We are not singular beings, but rather, we consist of a “family” of internal parts, each serving a protective function in response to past experiences, especially trauma. These parts may appear as inner critics, protectors, or exiles, and can sometimes cause distress or unhealthy behaviors.

    • Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model: Instead of fighting or suppressing our “bad” parts, IFS encourages curiosity and compassion towards them. By understanding their roles and motivations, we can heal the underlying wounds and integrate them into a harmonious whole.
    • Parts are not bad: They developed as protectors in difficult situations, but may now be operating in outdated ways causing harm. Through IFS, we can release their burdens and restore their natural goodness.
    • Healing through connection: IFS emphasizes building relationships with our internal parts through curiosity, listening, and self-compassion. This inner healing can have a ripple effect, promoting peace and understanding in our external relationships.

    Here are some of the key benefits you can expect to get from this book.

    • Mental health: IFS can help address various challenges, including trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and relationship issues.
    • Personal growth: Understanding our internal dynamics can lead to increased self-awareness, emotional regulation, and personal empowerment.
    • Social impact: IFS principles can foster empathy, forgiveness, and positive connection with others, contributing to a more compassionate world.

    Let’s dive in and learn from this book and each other!

    Click here to order

    Sadie replied 2 months, 4 weeks ago 8 Members · 20 Replies
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  • Nathan

    Member
    December 27, 2023 at 10:51 am

    The first club will begin Jan 11 at 6pm (Central). We will be going through the entire book starting with Part 1, which will be chapters 1 – 5. The next parts will have fewer chapters!

    • Joanne

      Member
      January 11, 2024 at 9:44 pm

      Great first session on this interesting transformation system. Thanks to the group for all the great insights!

  • Sadie

    Member
    December 28, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you, Nate! This sounds really interesting. I’m looking forward to exploring with you and everyone!

    • Nathan

      Member
      December 28, 2023 at 7:27 pm

      I can’t wait to see you there!

  • Sharia

    Member
    January 12, 2024 at 9:38 am

    This came up on my video feed. I felt that it spoke to me and all the parts that I am working to integrate. We don’t know one another as we didn’t grow together. Now we must work together to grow.

    https://youtu.be/g5QOqOK2fXE?si=wCPPCCMzOmkEUs6c

    • admin

      Administrator
      January 18, 2024 at 4:04 pm

      This is so good. Thanks so much for sharing this Sharia!

  • admin

    Administrator
    January 18, 2024 at 4:05 pm

    I can’t wait to see everyone tonight! I am hoping to have a special guest join us who has spent many years doing IFS work and can help answer questions, etc.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86111556337?pwd=bmVUUEsrenlqeUxIcWxQNWUyaUhTdz09

  • Sharia

    Member
    January 21, 2024 at 3:21 pm
    • Nathan

      Member
      January 25, 2024 at 8:00 pm

      This is so good. This IS the work that it feels like we’re doing with the IFS. Thank you so much Sharia!

    • Joanne

      Member
      January 27, 2024 at 8:40 am

  • Sharia

    Member
    January 26, 2024 at 7:02 pm

  • Nathan

    Member
    January 27, 2024 at 9:11 am

    Hey Club! (Nate’s Ladies 😉)

    Thanks so much for a wonderful time digging into Internal Family Systems together. It’s been so interesting watching the path emerge as the healing guidance has been requested. This continues to be an area of deep exploration for me, and I’m so grateful for the space we’ve created that allows for vulnerability with safety. I learn so much from the journey each of you has been on and I’m so

    I wanted to share the resources we discussed on Thursday. I had these all compiled and ready to hit send Thursday evening and accidentally closed my browser, so let’s try this again!

    I discovered that I can’t do a poll in this discussion (for whatever reason) so I’ll be working on a form or some other method for getting our next book lined up.

    Thank you again for consistently showing up and making our time together so meaningful!

    🙏

  • Nathan

    Member
    January 27, 2024 at 11:32 am

    I messaged everyone using the message system, but I thought I would include the link to the poll here as well:

    https://www.healcreate.org/?ff_landing=18

    Please cast your vote for the new book, and once we get all the responses, I’ll announce the new club!

  • Gesene

    Member
    January 29, 2024 at 11:54 am

    I’d be interested in Uncursing the Dark with Anxiety Rx a close second.

    • Nathan

      Member
      February 1, 2024 at 5:55 pm

      @Pat-Bieber @cj-clarke Thanks for the feedback! Those books you mentioned were a couple of books we talked about during the final club, but didn’t actually make the list of possible candidates for our next club. If you’d like to cast your vote here: https://www.healcreate.org/?ff_landing=18 we’ll be closing the poll soon so everyone can get the new book going before our next Book Club. I want to get everyone’s vote counted, so hop on quickly! 🙂
      Thanks much!

  • Ciara

    Member
    January 30, 2024 at 6:12 pm

    Hi Nathan, I’m interested in the Anxiety RX book and the gifts from the underworld one, in no particular order of preference…and apologies for not being able to transfer the actual titles but I trust you’ll get my drift. Thank you so much for doing this and everything you have done to date. I’m so glad to have this fabulous group to belong to which meets my needs for depth, connection, belonging, community, expansive experiences and whole host of other things. ☘

  • SusanW

    Member
    February 16, 2024 at 10:01 am

    Hey Friends! Any consensus on which book we’re starting Feb 22? I’m eager to get reading! ❤📚

  • Nathan

    Member
    February 17, 2024 at 3:02 pm

    Yes! I’m back from Sayulita and getting the next club dates ready to start rolling out. We had a clear winner in our last poll, and the next book will be “Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth”. I’ll be creating a new forum for the new book and will message the group with a link to the book, but that’s the one we’ll be digging into!

    • Joanne

      Member
      February 17, 2024 at 6:37 pm

      👍

  • Sadie

    Member
    February 17, 2024 at 6:51 pm

    Looking forward to seeing everyone again. 😀