Self-Therapy: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Inner Wholeness Using Ifs, a New, Cutting-Edge Therapy

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Hillcrest Publishing Group, 2009 - Self-actualization (Psychology) - 316 pages
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Understand your psyche in a clear and comprehensive way, and resolve deep-seated emotional issues... 'Self-Therapy' makes the power of a cutting-edge psychotherapy approach accessible to everyone. Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) has been spreading rapidly across the country in the past decade. It is incredibly effective on a wide variety of life issues, such as self-esteem, procrastination, depression, and relationship issues. IFS is also user-friendly; it helps you to comprehend the complexity of your psyche. Dr. Earley shows how IFS is a complete method for psychological healing that you can use on your own. 'Self-Therapy' is also helpful for therapists because it presents the IFS model in such detail that it is a manual for the method. The fact that Jay Earley wrote this book is high praise for the IFS model because he was an accomplished writer and thinker long before encountering IFS. Jay's passion has been to introduce IFS to a lay audience so that people can work with their parts on their own. Through well-described experiential exercises and examples of actual IFS sessions, you will be able to enter your inner world, heal your extreme parts, and transform them into valuable resources. -Richard Schwartz, PhD, creator of IFS, from the Foreword

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A fantastic introduction into Internal Family Systems Therapy. Very engaging and entertaining. The exercises and suggestions throughout the book are wonderful and the practical, step-by-step, how-to information is very easy to follow.

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Personal Healing and Growth the IFS Way
Summary of the IFS Model
Example of an IFS Session
Self and Protectors
Accessing Your Parts
Unblending from a Protector
Unblending from a Concerned Part
Discovering a Protectors Role
Developing a Trusting Relationship with a Protector
Detecting Parts that Arise
Exiles and Unburdening
Getting to Know an Exile
IFS Resources

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