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Ep 21 Suicidal Thoughts Through an IFS Lens Psychotherapy Central

    • Relationships

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1 in 6 people have serious suicidal thoughts in Australia, with the “lifetime prevalence of suicidal thoughts ranging from 64% among cisgender men to 90% among non-binary participants and 91% among trans men.” (AIHW, 2023). Suicidal thoughts often cause a lot of distress to your inner system. Through the IFS (Internal Family Systems) lens, this is called a ‘suicidal part’.

In this episode, we cover;


What IFS therapy is
How suicidal parts form
The two different types of suicidal parts
How suicidal parts are often hated by other parts
How suicidal parts are trying to help
Mistakes many therapists make when contracting with suicidal clients
How to work with a suicidal part

________

Resources:

Here’s a podcast explaining IFS - Ep 5 What is IFS Therapy?

https://www.psychotherapycentral.health/podcasts/psychotherapy-central/episodes/2148047131

 

This episode helps you to identify the Self in IFS therapy - Ep 07 The Central Role of the ‘Self’ in IFS Therapy.

A powerful book on IFS, by the creator of IFS, Richard Schwartz Ph.D. is called “No Bad Parts”:

https://amzn.to/45qZr7n

Podcast - in this podcast Tim Ferris interviews the creator of IFS, Richard Schwartz Ph.D.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/492-richard-schwartz-ifs-psychedelic-experiences-without/id863897795?i=1000505309243

 

Some of the statistics for this podcast came from the Australian Government. https://www.aihw.gov.au/suicide-self-harm-monitoring/data/deaths-by-suicide-in-australia/prevalence-estimates-of-suicidal-behaviours

Psychology Today has an extensive list of verified therapists in your area.

Psychology Today US - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

Psychology Today - Australia - https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/counselling

Extra Resources

FREE TRAINING: I'll take you through the three stages of transformation: Discovery, Healing and Growth. We will explore Attachment Styles, and I'll share with you three things you can do to help you have more effective conflicts that don't deteriorate into relationship killers: https://www.psychotherapycentral.health/cycle-breaker-registration

Join Jen in her exclusive online program to help you heal from an insecure attachment style and break repeating patterns in your relationships: https://www.psychotherapycentral.health/rcb-registration

Browse Jen’s suite of online courses: https://www.psychotherapycentral.health/store

Follow Jen on:

• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychotherapy.central/

• Facebook: https://facebook.com/psychotherapy.central/

• Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@psychotherapycentral

 

APPLE PODCAST | SPOTIFY
 

1 in 6 people have serious suicidal thoughts in Australia, with the “lifetime prevalence of suicidal thoughts ranging from 64% among cisgender men to 90% among non-binary participants and 91% among trans men.” (AIHW, 2023). Suicidal thoughts often cause a lot of distress to your inner system. Through the IFS (Internal Family Systems) lens, this is called a ‘suicidal part’.

In this episode, we cover;


What IFS therapy is
How suicidal parts form
The two different types of suicidal parts
How suicidal parts are often hated by other parts
How suicidal parts are trying to help
Mistakes many therapists make when contracting with suicidal clients
How to work with a suicidal part

________

Resources:

Here’s a podcast explaining IFS - Ep 5 What is IFS Therapy?

https://www.psychotherapycentral.health/podcasts/psychotherapy-central/episodes/2148047131

 

This episode helps you to identify the Self in IFS therapy - Ep 07 The Central Role of the ‘Self’ in IFS Therapy.

A powerful book on IFS, by the creator of IFS, Richard Schwartz Ph.D. is called “No Bad Parts”:

https://amzn.to/45qZr7n

Podcast - in this podcast Tim Ferris interviews the creator of IFS, Richard Schwartz Ph.D.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/492-richard-schwartz-ifs-psychedelic-experiences-without/id863897795?i=1000505309243

 

Some of the statistics for this podcast came from the Australian Government. https://www.aihw.gov.au/suicide-self-harm-monitoring/data/deaths-by-suicide-in-australia/prevalence-estimates-of-suicidal-behaviours

Psychology Today has an extensive list of verified therapists in your area.

Psychology Today US - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

Psychology Today - Australia - https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/counselling

Extra Resources

FREE TRAINING: I'll take you through the three stages of transformation: Discovery, Healing and Growth. We will explore Attachment Styles, and I'll share with you three things you can do to help you have more effective conflicts that don't deteriorate into relationship killers: https://www.psychotherapycentral.health/cycle-breaker-registration

Join Jen in her exclusive online program to help you heal from an insecure attachment style and break repeating patterns in your relationships: https://www.psychotherapycentral.health/rcb-registration

Browse Jen’s suite of online courses: https://www.psychotherapycentral.health/store

Follow Jen on:

• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychotherapy.central/

• Facebook: https://facebook.com/psychotherapy.central/

• Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@psychotherapycentral

 

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