Can anyone recommend a good book or article for clients to read that will lead them into IFS?
"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
"Integrating the Split Self"
Jay Earley’s ‘Self-Therapy’ for adult clients: Click Here
"Self-Therapy Workbook: an exercise book for the IFS process" in session a lot and send home worksheets for homework: Click Here
Internal Family System, Second Edition: Click Here
Collective Legacy Burden with Richard Schwartz & Deran Young: Click Here
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
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