Videos

Online Opportunities

Trainings

Articles

  • Click here to read Dr. Schwartz’s article “The Larger Self,” his inspiring first-hand account of how he developed and uses the IFS Model and the extraordinary, transformative effect it had on him and his clients.
  • Facebook Group IFS Readings and LInks
  • “How IFS Could Save Your Life Right Now”, written by dynamic physician, NY Times best-selling author, teacher and healer, Dr. Lissa Rankin. Lissa incorporates IFS into her skilled, heartfelt teaching, healing and writing workshops. She often collaborates with Dick Schwartz, IFS Founder and other IFS therapists. Click here to read.
  • Working with Borderline clients can be difficult, here is a great resource to find success through these challenges.
  • Here’s an article celebrating black therapists in the Family Therapy Networker by Deran Young, LCSW, Founder of Black Therapists Rock and IFS Ambassador.
  • Psychologist, Dr. Ryan Howes’ interview with Dr. Richard Schwartz (IFS Founder). https://www.self.com/story/moments-of-joy-in-pandemic

Podcasts

  • Dick Schwartz was a guest on the GOOP podcast (Gwyneth Paltrow’s company) discussing The Mini Minds Inside of us. Listen to his informative interview here, which covers lots of good stuff! “We don’t fight with resistance–we honor it.”
  • On the Be Here Now Network, Dr. Richard Schwartz speaks with Francesca on her ReRooted podcast and discusses legacy burdens, implicit racism, privilege, social activism, and healing the planet. Click here to listen.
  • Richard C. Schwartz speaks about how psychedelic-assisted therapy can help to harmonize the mind’s discrete subpersonalities on The Psychedelic Therapy Podcast.
  • System Speak.

Books

  • IFS Therapist, Natalie Gutiérriz, LMFT, The Pain We Carry: Healing from Complex PTSD for People of Color
  • White Women: Everything you Know about Your Own Racism and How to do Better — 
  • Dick’s latest book, “No Bad Parts” is his most spiritual application of IFS to date.
  • See the IFS Institute’s Store for numerous IFS resources, videos, books, games, supplies.
  • Psychiatrist, Teacher, Therapist Dr. Frank Anderson’s, “Transcending Trauma”, Healing Complex PTSD with IFS.
  • Michelle Glass, Certified IFS practitioner and author of Daily Parts Meditation Practice©
  • IFS Trained, Susan Pollak’s “Self-Compassion for Parents” provides a loving way to parent and nurture your children by first caring for yourself.
  • Dr. Chris Germer’s book “Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program” helps to guide professionals through conducting self-compassionate programs.
  • Lissa Rankin’s (MD) Revised Edition of NY Times Bestseller, Mind Over Medicine is worth checking out. She refers to Self as our Inner Pilot Light.
  • Breath by journalist, James Nestor. Wow. Most of us are breathing too quickly and shallowly. Slowing down our breath can bring significant improvements in physical, mental, and spiritual health.
  • Tom Holmes’ useful Intro to IFS illustrated the “Parts Work” book and a corresponding deck of Parts Cards. He offers workshops around the world integrating spirituality and psychotherapy and has a new book coming out Fall 2022!
  • Susan McConnell’s brilliant, Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy: Awareness, Breath, Resonance, Movement and Touch in Practice.

Clinicians/Coaches:

Diversity & Racial Justice

  • IFS Therapist, Natalie Gutiérriz, LMFT, The Pain We Carry: Healing from Complex PTSD for People of Color
  • White Fragility- Robin DiAngelo
  • How To Be An Anti-Racist & Stamped From The Beginning- Ibram Kendi
  • On the Be Here Now Network, Dr. Richard Schwartz speaks with Francesca on her ReRooted podcast and discusses legacy burdens, implicit racism, privilege, social activism, and healing the planet. Click here to listen.
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates’ reading of his 2015 memoir to his son, Between the World and Me is especially moving.
  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies, by a body-oriented therapist, Resmaa Menakem MSW LICSW SEP.
  • Black Therapists Rock online FB group founded by IFS’s amazing Ambassador, Deran Young, LCSW.
  • Join IFSLA for numerous IFS Trainings.
  • Visit MeandWhiteSupremacy.com, Layla F. Saad’s website and NY Times bestseller, which was initially downloaded by 100K people in 6 months in 2018. 

Supportive Sources:

Beloved writer, cancer survivor, all around amazing human, Suleika Jaouad, NY Times Bestselling Author of “Between Two Kingdoms” and her Isolation Journal Community.   

HeatherHoustonMusic.com for chants, soulful music, online singing opportunities. Heather is a gifted songwriter, song leader and choral director. Singing with her and her community during long hours at the computer has been a lifeline for me the past few years!   

Supportive Online Community for Highly Sensitive Therapists (HSPs)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Laura’s Blog the first three years following her bike accident and TBI can be found on CaringBridge.org (search lauraschmidt) here.

How to Be Sick, by Toni Bernhard became like a Bible to Laura in her long recovery road. She has recommended this book more than any other–for those suffering from chronic illness, injury or their caregivers.

https://www.theconcussioncommunity.com/ infinitely helpful online community! Check it out.