Further reading....

recommended books, articles, and words are posted here.

More on Inner Family Systems

The Good Therapy, gives a succinct overview of parts work:


This article from the Medium giving a more personal account of how IFS helped a client move towards self acceptance and healing from within:


M. Pasterski, looks in greater detail at IFS, highlighting the need for self compassion, he provides comparisons with other modalities and examples of how a session may be conducted:


 I highly recommend the much celebrated― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma.

Based on decades of clinicial experience, Van der Kolk gives a great overview of the where we are with psychotherapy and how that’s changing; crucially, with recognition of the need for more holistic approaches to healing. 

He refers to therapies like IFS as having profoundly positive results. 

This synopsis gives a excellent account of his book with good excerpts:


"Be proud of your scars, They have everything to do with your strength, and what you have endured, they are a treasure map to the deep self"

Clarissa Pinkola Estés