Category Archives: For the professional

A Conversation with One of my “Parts”

Note: You may want to read the post on “We all have parts” before reading this one to understand what’s going on here. I continue to find the Internal Family Systems, or “parts”, way of working to be amazing.  Recently … Continue reading

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Cycle of Awareness and Contact

In Gestalt therapy the Cycle of Awareness and Contact is concerned with our ability to meet our needs.  Awareness has to do with knowing what our desires and needs are, and contact has to do with taking actions to meet … Continue reading

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We all have “parts”

One of the most useful and true-to-life theories I have found in psychotherapy is something called Internal Family Systems developed by Richard Schwartz, Ph.D..  Simply put, it is this: We all have characteristic feelings and thoughts within us that act … Continue reading

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