09 May Being Well Podcast: Internal Family Systems Therapy with Susan McConnell
While we might experience ourselves as being one unified self most of the time, we all have different characters, different “parts,” running around inside our heads – and our relationship with some parts is better than others. Today’s guest, Susan McConnell, joins Forrest to explore Somatic Internal Family Systems, a powerful form of therapy that helps us bring those parts together as a unified self.
Susan is a certified IFS therapist and senior trainer for the IFS Institute, and has taught Internal Family Systems both in the United States and around the world since 1997. She developed the Somatic IFS approach, which is a synthesis of Susan’s forty years of study, teaching, and clinical practice. Her new book Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy: Awareness, Breath, Resonance, Movement and Touch in Practice, came out late last year.
3:50: The Internal Family Systems model
8:00: The Self, and relationships between our parts
14:30: Common parts that people tend to have
18:30: The “spiritual bypass”
22:45: Using the body to become aware of our parts
30:15: The benefits of somatic psychotherapy
33:40: The five practices of somatic IFS
39:15: Unifying the parts
41:20: The Six F’s for finding protector parts
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