Being Well Podcast: Internal Family Systems Therapy with Dr. Richard Schwartz
June 21, 2021

Learn about Internal Family Systems with Richard Schwartz and discover a wonderful path to healing and growth while repairing your relationship with all of your parts.

We all have different parts inside of us. This is perfectly normal, not psychotic. But our relationship with some parts is often better than others, and a wonderful path to healing and growth is to repair our relationship with all of our parts. That’s the premise of Internal Family Systems Therapy, and today Forrest is exploring this powerful modality with the founder of IFS: Dr. Richard Schwartz.

Key Topics:

  • 2:00: The origin story of Internal Family Systems with Richard Schwartz, PhD
  • 4:30: An introduction to Internal Family Systems
  • 12:40: Allowing the Self to help itself
  • 14:20: Richard Schwartz and Forrest do a mock Internal Family Systems session
  • 17:40: The “Manager” gets in the way
  • 18:20: “Direct access” to the “Protector” part
  • 24:00: Integrating the “session”
  • 27:15: Speaking from our parts
  • 29:15: “No bad parts”
  • 33:00: Working with our exiled parts
  • 35:10: Anger toward our parts, and self-compassion
  • 37:30: The de-pathologizing stance of Internal Family Systems, and its place in the medical model
  • 39:40: Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy
  • 42:15: Trauma work, and being with the younger self
  • 47:45: Recap

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