Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a therapeutic strategy that addresses and identifies several sub-personalities or families in the mental system of each person. These sub-personalities consist of injured parts and painful emotions such as anger and shame.
These parts are trying to protect the person from the pain of injured parts. So even these parts still hurt good intentions, which is to protect the self. An IFS damage therapist can help you with that.
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What do you mean parts?
These parts are the parts that interact with the world. Ultimately, they will protect the self from pain based on these experiences. Generally, the sub-personalities conflict with each other and can interfere with the core of Self.
This basic self is a concept that makes the trust, compassion, the person is at the heart of every individual. IFS focuses on healing the injured parts, releasing extreme roles of these parts, and restoring items that trust and are connected to the Self.
What to Look for in an internal family systems therapist
If you think that IFS could be for you, look for a licensed psychotherapist, social worker, counselor, or other professional mental health with advanced training in IFS therapy. In addition to licenses and diplomas, it is important to find a therapist with whom you work comfortably.