Materials from the Workshop

Dr. Schwartz does not have any handouts for this workshop.

Shared by fellow students from Day 1 & 2

  1. The Internal System Model Outline: Click Here
  2. 8 Cs: Compassion, Curiosity, Connection, Calm, Courage, Clarity, Caring, Creativity
  3. 5 Ps: Presence, Patience, Persistence, Perspective, Playfulness
  4. Can anyone recommend a good book or article for clients to read that will lead them into IFS?
    1. "Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts” by Richard Schwartz to clients: Click Here
      - It’s a great intro to parts and there’s a lot of helpful guided meditations in there as well.
      - Audible too can be helpful to clients
    2. "Integrating the Split Self"
    3. Jay Earley’s ‘Self-Therapy’ for adult clients: Click Here
    4. "Self-Therapy Workbook: an exercise book for the IFS process" in session a lot and send home worksheets for homework: Click Here
    5. Internal Family System, Second Edition: Click Here
    6. Internal Family System, Workbook: Click Here
    7. Parts Work An Illustrated Guide to Your Inner Life
      - Tom Holmes Parts Workbook has a nice presentation for people to draw their own parts, and draw their own “map” of parts: Click Here
    8. Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy Awareness, Breath, Resonance, Movement and Touch in Practice: Click Here
  5. What are the 3 messages to the protector? Validate their distrust, confirm they’re in control, ask permission to talk to what they’re protecting
  6. Referencing of section 8 from a student: Click Here
  7. What are the 3 steps for exiles to heal?
    Witness, Retrieval, Letting Go
  8. Manual referenced by Dr. Schwartz:
  9. Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual: Trauma-Informed Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, PTSD & Substance Abuse: Click Here
  10. Frank Anderson, Treating Complex Trauma with IFS: Click Here
  11. IFS Community: Click Here
  12. 6 F's: FIND the part; FOCUS on it; FLESH it out; FEEL toward it; beFRIEND it; what does the part FEAR
  13. IFS and Chronic Pain Listening to Inner Parts that Hold the Hurt By Howard Schubiner, Richard Schwartz, Ronald Siegel: Click Here
  14. IFS course for working with gay men: Click Here
  15. "I have found this podcast conversation to be a great introduction and primer for clients...": Click Here
  16. Integrating Internal Family Systems and Solutions Focused Brief Therapy to Treat Survivors of Sexual Trauma: Click Here
  17. Podcast on Legacy Burdens: Click Here
  18. Collective Legacy Burden with Richard Schwartz & Deran Young: Click Here

  19. Common Protector Fears

    #1 Exiles will overwhelm or take over the system
    #2 Exiles can’t change; what’s done is done, there’s no point in going back
    #3 Going back will trigger dangerous firefighters
    #4 The practitioner won’t be able to handle the exiles; they’ll be repulsed or overwhelmed and reject the client
    #5 The protector (manager) will lose its job or be eliminated
    #6 Secrets will be exposed that either the internal or external system can’t handle
    #7 They need the protective cloak or the manager or fire fighter because without it they could become too needy or vulnerable

  20. Online Circle: Click Here
  21. Find a practitioner: Click Here
  22. Podcasts and Teleconferences: Click Here
  23. Research: Click Here

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