• Break the unforgiving cycle of body image
    by Diana Dugan Richards on July 19, 2024 at 11:21 pm

    “I hate my body! There, I said it! I hate it!” Her disgust softened as she added, “And I feel so hopeless to do anything about it.” Mary, a new client, spoke these words into the room. Shame […]

  • Book Review: “Transitioning to Internal Family Systems Therapy”
    by Ash Chudgar on July 18, 2024 at 9:32 pm

    Clinicians trained in other therapeutic methods can sometimes find IFS bewildering at first. Emma E. Redfern’s Transitioning to Internal Family Systems Therapy: A Companion for Therapists and […]

  • Embodied repair for couples
    by Sarah Ann LaFleur on July 17, 2024 at 8:26 pm

    Research on repair shows that repair is a foundational skill for couples who stay together the longest and report the highest levels of fulfillment in their relationships (Gottman and Gottman, 2024). […]

  • Test Post
    by David Eckel on July 17, 2024 at 8:16 pm

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  • Reframing neurodiversity
    by Azaan Vhora on July 16, 2024 at 12:44 am

    Current approaches to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often focus on controlling or mitigating behaviors that deviate from the norm. These methods, which include medication and […]

  • The songs of inner harmony
    by Paul Dankers on July 9, 2024 at 9:57 pm

    People often romanticize the worlds of music and theater. It’s a common perception that musicians and actors live in a bohemian utopia, freely expressing their creativity without a care. The […]

  • Healing by interspecies communion
    by Natalie Thomas, PhD on July 9, 2024 at 9:21 pm

    When I was very young, about 4 or 5 years old, my family lived on an acre of land that was surrounded on three sides by farms. Not having other children to hang out with, I recall walking along the […]

  • Cosmic trailheads converge
    by Sarah Temel on July 2, 2024 at 11:26 pm

    I’ve had an interest in astrology for most of my life, but it was Internal Family Systems that finally inspired me to formally study astrology. A few years ago I attended a workshop with IFS […]

  • Little mirrors
    by Rivka Edery, PhD on July 1, 2024 at 11:53 pm

    Seven-year-old Manny, eyes sparkling with excitement, brought his paint set to me as I was engrossed in work at my computer. “I want to paint you!” he exclaimed. My initial internal response was […]

  • Gender as a portal to Self
    by Quin Rich on June 14, 2024 at 6:37 pm

    As an IFS trained therapist who has recently undergone gender-affirming vulvoplasty, I have personal experience grappling with how Parts relate to the body. Inner work (though important, of course) […]