WORKSHEET: Internal Family Systems (IFS) - Part 1.
Updated: Jan 20
Learning how to talk to our parts.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a powerful therapy that helps people to heal from self-blame, discomfort with feelings, and to move forward from trauma.
The essence of this therapy is to learn to untangle ourselves from difficult feelings, thoughts, and beliefs. Instead of seeing them as "all of us", we see them as distinct "parts" of us that are in the moment hurting instead.
That's the reason why this particular modality is called "Internal Family Systems" - whether you know it or not, each of us have a little family inside of us. We have parts of us that are critical, naggy, insecure, or fearful.
It is through the journey of discovering each of these parts of us that we learn to connect with them again and make ourselves whole.
Still, as this is a very experiential practice, it can be difficult to get started on this if you don't have to a therapist to take this through with you.
I definitely wouldn't recommend it for anyone who has been through very traumatic experience without the aid of a therapist too.
As such, this practice guide is meant for my clients, but I'll open it out there to anyone who has been exposed to this practice before and wants a written guide to follow along with.
If you feel any discomfort or get stuck on parts of this practice - then do seek a professional to guide you okay?
IFS Worksheet 1 - learning to talk to our parts
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