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Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts

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Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy is a revolutionary method that allows us to meet and ally with the many distinct parts of our psyche. With Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts, IFS founder Dr. Richard C. Schwartz reveals how this powerful system can serve us on the spiritual journey. In this six-session audio course, he offers innovative practices to help you heal and harmonize the wounded facets of your self—and in doing so, reconnect with the greater Self that is your true, divine nature.
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Explore Your Multifaceted Mind—an Invitation to Personal Healing and Spiritual Awakening 

Inside each of us, there are many distinct selves. “Though we’ve been raised to believe that healthy people have a single ‘self,’” explains Dr. Richard C. Schwartz, “acknowledging our multiplicity gives a far deeper awareness of how our minds actually work.” Dr. Schwartz’s pioneering Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy has become renowned in psychotherapy for its power to help us connect with and heal the many distinct facets—or parts—of our psyche. With Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts, he brings you a practical training course for using this method for your growth, well-being, and especially your spiritual journey. 

Embracing Your Inner Diversity as a Path to Wholeness

One of the key lessons of IFS therapy is that there are no bad parts. “Trauma or life experience can cause our parts to take on burdens,” says Dr. Schwartz. “Yet when we bring the spiritual values of curiosity, gratitude, and kindness to these burdened parts, we discover incredible opportunities for healing and awakening.” Through instruction and guided meditations, Dr. Schwartz shows us how to engage even the most disturbing or unwanted parts of our psyche with openness and love—so we may unlock the hidden gifts and wisdom each part contains.

Many forms of therapy and even spiritual practice inadvertently put us in conflict with ourselves as we try to transcend or reject our parts. With Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts, Dr. Schwartz invites you to embrace each of your many parts with self-compassion—and discover the inclusive greater Self that is your true, divine nature.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided meditations to help you meet, dialogue with, and heal your parts
  • Parts as sacred beings—self-love, wholeness, and the spiritual dimension of IFS
  • How parts are formed and why they can become distorted by trauma and burdens
  • Why denigrating the “ego,” “false self,” and “monkey mind” undermines inner harmony
  • Becoming a wise and trusted leader of your many parts
  • How working with your exiled parts awakens your capacity for compassion, presence, and unconditional love
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Contents 6 CDs (6 hours, 54 minutes) Audio Download (6 hours, 54 minutes)
Filetypes MP3, ZIP, PDF
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches
Product Code AF05311D AF05311W
ISBN Number 978-1-68364-061-5 978-1-68364-062-2
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Richard C. Schwartz

About Richard C. Schwartz

Richard C. Schwartz, PHD, earned his PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University, and coauthored with Michael Nichols Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the most widely used family therapy text in the United States. Dr. Schwartz developed Internal Family Systems in response to clients’ descriptions of experiencing various parts—many extreme—within themselves. He noticed that when these parts felt safe and had their concerns addressed, they were less disruptive and would accede to the wise leadership of what Dr. Schwartz came to call the “Self.”

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Reviewed by Kylie M.
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He’s nailed it

I’ve only started this and already I’m feeling recovery.

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Reviewed by Mauria
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Greater than the Sum of our Parts

I have loved and appreciated all the explanations and guided meditations. They have been a game changer in helping me have a deeper understanding of myself; my self-awareness has increased tremendously. I have experienced more self-compassion and compassion for others. The education about parts is clear and well laid out. This information is a perfect companion to his book "No Bad Parts."

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Reviewed by Monique
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A full account of the Internal Family System

In this theoretical and practical program, Dr Schwartz explains in details how the Internal Family System can be used to foster the 'exile self' recovery. Similarities with buddhist psychology and E. Tolle's approach on presence are striking. One limitation for a certain number of persons might be this representation of the self as a transcendent rather than a developmental entity.

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Reviewed by Ruth
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Oustanding

I just finished listening to the last CD in this set and I couldn't be more pleased - He has presented the material in a way that is easily understandable to someone who is not familiar with his work - Also, he has such a calm voice and he addresses the issue of "protectors" in a way that is very compassionate and non-judgmental - And he's created a safe learning environment for anyone who is interested in understanding their own and other's behaviour - And a thank you to Sounds True for offering this

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