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No Bad Parts

By: Richard C. Schwartz PhD, Alanis Morissette - foreword introduction
Narrated by: Charlie Mechling
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Summary

Discover an empowering new way of understanding your multifaceted mind - and healing the many parts that make you who you are.

Is there just one “you”? We’ve been taught to believe we have a single identity, and to feel fear or shame when we can’t control the inner voices that don’t match the ideal of who we think we should be. Yet Dr. Richard Schwartz’s research now challenges this “mono-mind” theory. “All of us are born with many sub-minds - or parts,” says Dr. Schwartz. “These parts are not imaginary or symbolic. They are individuals who exist as an internal family within us - and the key to health and happiness is to honor, understand, and love every part.”

Dr. Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems (IFS) model has been transforming psychology for decades. With No Bad Parts, you’ll learn why IFS has been so effective in areas such as trauma recovery, addiction therapy, and depression treatment - and how this new understanding of consciousness has the potential to radically change our lives. Here you’ll explore:

  • The IFS revolution - how honoring and communicating with our parts changes our approach to mental wellness
  • Overturning the cultural, scientific, and spiritual assumptions that reinforce an outdated mono-mind model
  • The ego, the inner critic, the saboteur - making these often-maligned parts into powerful allies
  • Burdens - why our parts become distorted and stuck in childhood traumas and cultural beliefs
  • How IFS demonstrates human goodness by revealing that there are no bad parts
  • The Self - discover your wise, compassionate essence of goodness that is the source of healing and harmony
  • Exercises for mapping your parts, accessing the Self, working with a challenging protector, identifying each part’s triggers, and more

IFS is a paradigm-changing model because it gives us a powerful approach for healing ourselves, our culture, and our planet. As Dr. Schwartz teaches, “Our parts can sometimes be disruptive or harmful, but once they’re unburdened, they return to their essential goodness. When we learn to love all our parts, we can learn to love all people - and that will contribute to healing the world.”

©2021 Richard C. Schwartz, PhD (P)2021 Sounds True

Critic reviews

“An enormous gift - transformative, compassionate, and wise. These simple and brilliant teachings will open your mind and free your spirit and your heart.” (Jack Kornfield, PhD, author of A Path with Heart)

“Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, and the understanding that we all contain valuable parts that are forced into extreme roles to deal with pain and disappointment, has been one of the great advances in trauma therapy. Understanding the role they have played in our survival and being able to unburden the original traumas leads to self-compassion and inner harmony. The notion that all of our parts are welcome is truly revolutionary and opens up a path to self-acceptance and self-leadership. IFS is one of the cornerstones of effective and lasting trauma therapy.” (Bessel van der Kolk, MD, author of The Body Keeps the Score)

“In this trim and highly readable volume, Dr. Richard Schwartz articulates and deftly illustrates his Internal Family Systems model, one of the most innovative, intuitive, comprehensive, and transformational therapies to have emerged in the present century.” (Gabor Maté, MD, author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction)

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Best book I’ve ever read. Such profound content. Don’t miss it if you’re on an inner healing journey.

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Amazed at how, through a slightly altered lens, all internal content is not only available but ready to offer itself up to the most creative and surprising transmutation. It must be tried. One of the most incredible experiences had to date. Thank you.

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Amazing

Such a profound book.
Fantastic the way that the mind is explained.
We do all have different characteristics within us that change everyday.
If you’ve had any trauma in your life this will help you deal with it.
Bookmarked many areas so I can use them when I need them.
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a must for counsellors especially of trauma client

this is a deep and brilliant read with an inspiring model. As a counsellor I am already using some techniques with complex clients.

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Most important book I ever read

Thank you this was truly incredible I can’t describe how important this experience was for my life!!! I will go to get any other books with IFS

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interesting approach

found the concept of IFS fascinating. loved the analogy of a garlic bulb to describe our parts, each separate cloves, as opposed to layers of an onion etc. love the idea of the growth of self as inner leader and the seven Cs.

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All parts of me loved this!

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helpful. Blown away by this concept. I have begun my journey

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Brilliant

A great book definitely a step on from his previous books as he discusses the spiritual more. Potentially life changing for so many people.

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Powerful

IFS has been life changing for me. This book helps with understanding parts and self.

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