Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts
Discovering Your True Self Through Internal Family Systems Therapy

A pioneer of self-therapy offers a powerful method for healing and awakening on the spiritual journey.
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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.



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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. (Posted on December 12, 2018)

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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 (Posted on November 20, 2018)

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Contents 6 CDs (6 hours, 54 minutes)
Date Published July 03, 2018
ISBN-10 1-68364-061-6
ISBN-13 978-1-68364-061-5
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches
Product Code AF05311D

Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio Download (6 hours, 54 minutes)
Filetypes m4b, mp3, zip, wav, jpg, pdf
Date Published July 03, 2018
ISBN-10 1-68364-062-4
ISBN-13 978-1-68364-062-2
Product Code AF05311W

CE Credits

Contents 7 CE Credits Available
Date Published June 18, 2018
Product Code CE05809