'Parts Work: An Illustrated Guide to Your Inner Life' - Tom Holmes: a great introduction to IFS
'No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma & Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model' - Dick Schwartz: the founder of Internal Family Systems
'Living from My Centred Self: An IFS Wisdom Journal' - Elaine Casquarelli & Karin Lubin: 4 separate workbooks
'Bring Yourself to Love' - Mona Barbara: for couples
Guided IFS Meditations on Insight Timer - a series of free guided meditations with Richard Schwartz on the Insight Timer app here.
"True Meditation: Discover the Freedom of Pure Awareness" - Adyashanti: although this is not explicitly parts oriented it is one of the best meditation guides I have come across
IFS and Rheumatoid Arthritis - Internal Family Systems has been shown to reduce pain and depression and improve physical function for people with rheumatoid arthritis. You can read the study by a team at Harvard Medical School on the Journal of Rheumatology's website here.
IFS Treatment for PTSD and Comorbid Conditions: A Pilot Study - "Of the thirteen subjects who were diagnosed with PTSD and completed the 16 sessions of IFS, only 1 still qualified for the diagnosis at the end of the study and at the one-month follow-up." This study is currently under submission to journals. A brief overview is given here.
IFS Shown to Reduce PTSD Symptoms for a Group of Patients with Multiple Childhood Trauma - You can read this study, which has been published in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, here.
Inner Active Cards - Sharon Sargent Eckstein: a boxed set of illustrated cards that each depict a 'part' or sub-personality. Whilst everyone's parts are unique and appear to each of us in their own way, these images may be used to help you recognise and connect to your own unique parts.
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