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We can do soft things, too

By |2023-05-13T06:53:17-04:00May 12th, 2023|Internal Family Systems (IFS)|

Dear Friend,

Because you found resonance with it, I listened to this podcast:

I admire Glennon’s commitment to tread the rough path of recovery from anorexia.  Yes I do. And no doubt this IS an important topic to be exploring together.  Yet Glennon’s manic, insistent tone makes me uncomfortable.  Sounds to me like a survival fight within between Parts.  Subject YES!  Object NO!  I’m trying to understand the wrestling match provoked in me around this topic.  Might life’s motion always consist of the rocking along between subject and object?  Might the nature of the relationship between the two matter more to how […]

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Ego ‘n Me

By |2023-05-10T15:23:54-04:00May 10th, 2023|Internal Family Systems (IFS)|

Ego is what holds my Parts together into a functioning Me.

Parts who are burdened, carrying unhealed wounds and unmet fears, derange Ego into reactions of hostility, fear, greed, anger and blaming.

With my Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist’s help, I connect with the wounded Parts within and help them unburden those hurtful things they carry.

Ego is then affirmed as the happy, healthy-functioning organization of Me.

And I don’t need to give it up til I die.

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

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