Marta Drachenberg, LMHC, teaches us about the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, something she feels is particularly effective for adoptees. Marta explains that our best advocate and healer is found within ourselves! IFS helps us to discover the 8 Cs that come with self-leadership: calm, creativity, compassion, curiosity, courage, clarity, connectedness, and confidence. If traditional talk therapy has not been working for you, Internal Family Systems may be a good fit.
Topics We Discussed
- What is the Internal Family Systems Model?
- What’s the difference between having different parts/multiplicities and Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder)?
- “All parts are welcome.” How do we welcome all of our parts?
- 8Cs of self leadership: calm, creativity, compassion, curiosity, courage, clarity, connectedness, confidence
- How does an IFS therapist work with a client?
- How is this different than regular talk therapy?
- We get to say to ourselves, “I’m not going anywhere” because other people can leave, die, whatever… but we are able to always be there for ourselves.
- Find an IFS therapist: https://selfleadership.org/
- You Are The One You've Been Waiting For, Bringing Courageous Love To Intimate Relationships by Richard Schwartz
Connect With Us
- Marta Drachenberg, LMHC: marta.drachenberg [at] gmail [dot] com | http://martadrachenberglmhc.com/
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