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Internal Family Systems live sessions & demos. Free and open-sourced peer-work. This is not therapy. We claim no expertise and sell nothing but hope.

Live IFS Internal Family Systems Sessions

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Internal Family Systems live sessions & demos. Free and open-sourced peer-work. This is not therapy. We claim no expertise and sell nothing but hope.

    418: Bee A. revisits

    418: Bee A. revisits

    🔸 A drop of poison: Just face it, it’s probably cancer.

    🔹 Parts:


    P: hopeful
    P: just face it
    Age 8: crushed, parents divorcing. She can’t take another blow. Just wants me to stay

    🎓 What I'd like to do differently:

    I thought of offering longer, but Bee almost always keeps it under an hour. That’s why I didn’t go into exile territory, didn’t want to risk a shake up.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    412: Christine guides me, James

    412: Christine guides me, James

    🔸 Challenges with Live IFS. And I'm sick of being sick.

    📌 James followed up: I came up with a solution for one of those challenges. I drafted a "whatever happened to..." page. Will sleep on it, probably publish later.

    🎓 What Christine would like to do differently:

    I think I could have been clearer and much more thorough in my recapping of the Sick of talking about part. I can see how that would have strengthened the understanding and connection a bit more. Also, acknowledging and appreciated this parts shame that it mentions at one point. I think in an effort to not pry or push too much, I may have backed off a little too much here. Would have liked to have asked my own reserved parts to step back a bit more and allow more self presence. Grateful for the opportunity to learn and meet more parts with James

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    • 59 min
    414: Olivia A. revisits

    414: Olivia A. revisits

    🔸 Concrete plans to change the world, clean my room.



    🎓 What I'd like to do differently:

    In my early-to-IFS-days, a call like this would have parts in me protesting “hey this isn't IFS! We're all over the place!” They’re not wrong; this isn't in the manuals. But, I kept asking myself, “any parts up? Is this Self speaking?” The answer changed frequently, as so many of my parts resonate w hers. But overall I'm feeling compassionate, connected, and creative, which I interpret as green light. Would love your feedback, as always!

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    • 58 min
    415: Kerri A. revisits

    415: Kerri A. revisits

    🔸 Pieces of resistance v eternal optimist

    🔹 Parts:


    P: resistance & distraction “you have to keep moving” to make progress and to not settle. Lack of trust in people. Moat digger. Resists appreciation and the
    P: eternal optimist
    E: has been hurt, doesn’t feel safe
    E: 20yo, things getting dark

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    • 1 hr
    413: Riben A. revisits

    413: Riben A. revisits

    🔸 Whispering secrets game

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    410: Christine A. revisits

    410: Christine A. revisits

    🔸 This happened and I love you, I'm here. (Continuing with exile from last call)

    📌 Christine followed up:

    https://open.spotify.com/track/756ziR2z4iXkK35qwBLUiY?si=o1X1ie1QyyYVZ9fnPAjQ

    Thank you again for holding that tender space with me, it really means a lot more than words can really say.

    Poured myself a cup of tea and put some music on shuffle. The first song that came felt like a direct nod to what we just did and the love that was shared towards her. Made me smile 🙂



    Lots came up and became more clear in the relistening of this episode. So thankful for these recordings and the work we’ve done.

    I’d like to list some of the points from this exile that became more clear in listening back. So that I have a record of sorts to help remember.

    part of the redoing or being with her back in her time would have looked like this for her:

    - someone telling her the truth. Her brother was lying to her as he did what he did. Saying it wasn’t happening. Denying her concerns. She needed someone to say things like “what he’s doing is wrong” and “you’re right to feel like this is wrong”

    - She needed someone that didn’t deny or dismiss her fears. Someone that heard her and was honest with her. It was so hard for her to trust herself when everything she thought she felt was being denied and pushed aside.

    - She needed someone to explain to her brother, that this was not the place or the person to put his confused feelings onto. This is a child. This is your sister. She needs you to love and protect her. She needs you to be a safe space for her. What you’re doing is hurting her and you. This is not the place for this. Stop denying what you’re doing and see that it’s hurting her, hurting you both.-----🗳 Send anonymous feedback to James: Feedback Form😀Come chat with us: Discord🙏PLEASE help Internal Family Systems reach more people. Subscribe, give a rating, or comment here: ItunesYouTubeHow to leave a review - iPhone

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    • 58 min

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83 Ratings

83 Ratings

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Great resource

Great resource for therapists and clients alike

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Super helpful to hear other peoples process and hear how he replies and digs deeper. I would love to do a session with him .

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I always hear something helpful in these sessions

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