Internal Family Systems Resources


IFS Institute – The Internal Family Systems Outline
Michael Pasterski – Internal Family Systems: Meet Your Inner Family
Richard Schwartz – Evolution of The Internal Family Systems Model
Richard Schwartz – The Larger Self


Internal Family Systems Therapy 2nd Edition by Richard Schwartz and Martha Sweezy
Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard Schwartz


Richard Schwartz, Soren Gordhamer – Becoming Whole: Healing the Exiled & Rejected Parts of Ourselves
Richard Schwartz – Insight Timer
Richard Schwartz – Meditations for Self


IFS TALKS – A Talk with Richard Schwartz
Conversation with Alanis Morissette and Richard Schwartz
Andy Cahill with Richard Schwartz #20 The Lives We Carry with Us

More Resources

Brené Brown – The power of vulnerability
Dr. Brené Brown is a researcher professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, where she has spent the past ten years studying a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness, posing the questions: How do we engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness?

Brené Brown – Listening to shame

  • Carolyn Costin & Joe Kelly – Yoga and Eating Disorders (2016)
  • David Emerson – Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy (2015)
  • David Emerson & Elizabeth Hopper – Overcoming Trauma through Yoga (2011)
  • Deb Dana – Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection (2020)
  • Deirdre Fay – Attachment-Based Yoga and Meditation for Trauma Recovery (2017)
  • Deirdre Fay – Becoming Safely Embodied (2021):
  • Five Rhythms – A dynamic movement practice of being in your body that ignites creativity, connection, and community
  • JourneyDance™ is a transformational dance form that combines freestyle and structured movement to inspire you to get out of your mind and into your body.
  • Let Your Yoga Dance – A joy-filled power dance combining yoga, the breath, and user-friendly dance with fabulous music from all around the world. It is a funky, sacred, inspirational dance of the multi-dimensional self, bringing tons of fun and healing to body, mind, spirit. Let Your Yoga Dance® is for every single body and wonderful for all ages.
  • Manuela Mischke-Reeds – Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox, 125 worksheets and exercises to treat trauma and stress (2018)
  • Susan McConnell – Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy (2020)

Loretta LaRoche – How to Humor Your Stress
Don’t believe everything you think! Many of our thoughts can be the source of amusement if we learn how to discover our inner sitcom. Life does not have to be a stress rehearsal. When we explore how to “lighten up”, we also help to “lighten up” the world.

  • Karin Lubin and Elaine Casquerelli – IFS Wisdom Journals
  • Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy.
  • Living From My Centered Self – An IFS Wisdom Journal
  • Volume 1: Curiosity and Clarity (2019)
  • Volume 2: Courage and Creativity (2020)
  • Volume 3: Compassion and Connectedness (2020)
  • Volume 4: Calmness and Confidence (2020)

Thich Nhat Hanh – Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child

  • Karen A. Locke – Self-Compassion Day by Day: Daily Reflections with Internal Family Systems (2019)
  • Lissa Rankin – The Daily Flame (2019)
  • Yung Pueblo – Clarity and Connection (2021)
  • Yung Pueblo – Inward (2018)
  • Bonnie Weiss – Self-Therapy Workbook (2013)
  • Dorie Cameron – Why Did I Do That? (2009)
  • Dorie Cameron – YouTube Videos:
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  • Jay Earley – Self Therapy, 2nd Edition (2009)
  • Jay Noricks – Parts Psychology (2011)
  • Michelle Glass – Daily Parts Meditation Practice (2017)
  • Richard Schwartz – Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model (2001)
  • Richard Schwartz – No Bad Parts (2021)
  • Richard Schwartz and Martha Sweezy – Internal Family Systems Therapy, Second Edition (2020)
  • Tom and Lauri Holmes – Parts Work, An illustrated guide to your inner life (2007)
  • Virginia Satir (1978) – Your Many Faces

Deep Focus Music to Improve Concentration – 12 Hours of Ambient Music

Deep Healing Music, Relax Mind & Body: By Meditation and Healing

Healing deep within the subconscious, Heal Unconscious Blockages and Negativity, 528Hz

Healing music for the heart – Gentle music, soothes the nervous system and pleases the soul # 10

I BELIEVE IN ME, 528Hz, Healing Self-Love Frequency, Positive Love Energy

Morning Peace Music, Positive Vibe Healing – 528Hz Known as The Love Frequency

Morning Relaxing Music, Stress Relief, Background Music for Relaxation

Native American Flute Music, Emotional & Physical Healing

Native American Flute Music

Peaceful Relaxing Music – Stress Relief Music, Morning Relaxing, Beautiful Music

Reiki Music, Energy Healing, Nature Sounds, Zen Meditation, Positive Energy, Healing Music

Reiki Music, Energy Healing, Nature Sounds, Zen Meditation, Positive Energy, Healing Music

Richard J. Davidson – How mindfulness changes the emotional life of our brains
“Why is it that some people are more vulnerable to life’s slings and arrows and others more resilient?” In this eye-opening talk, Richard Davidson discusses how mindfulness can improve well-being and outlines strategies to boost four components of a healthy mind: awareness, connection, insight, and purpose.

How to Tap with Jessica Ortner: Emotional Freedom Technique Informational Video

How to Tap – with Nick Ortner of The Tapping Solution

Tapping For Your Nervous System with Dorie Cameron

Gala Darling – Tapping to LOVE your body no matter what! 
Gala Darling – Tapping That Everything is Going to Be Okay
Gala Darling – How To Feel Good Every Single Day! EFT Tapping

Bessel van der Kolk – 6 Ways to Heal Trauma Without Medication
Dr. Gabor Maté – Trauma as disconnection from the self
Dr. Gabor Maté – Compassionate Inquiry
Peter Levine-Healing Trauma Full Audiobook

  • Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving – Peter Walker (2013)
  • Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors – Lois Carey (2006)
  • Healing Trauma, A pioneering program for restoring the wisdom of your body – Peter Levine (2005, 2008)
  • In an Unspoken Voice, How the body releases trauma and restores goodness – Peter Levine (2010)
  • The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel van der Kolk (2014)
  • Transcending Trauma, Healing complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems Therapy – Frank Anderson (2021)
  • Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma (A workbook for survivors and therapists) – Janina Fisher (2021)
  • Trauma and Expressive Art Therapy – Cathy Malchiodi (2020)
  • Trauma Treatment Toolbox, 165 Brain-Changing tips, tools, and handouts to move therapy forward – Jennifer Sweeton (2019)
  • Treatment of Complex Trauma – Christine Courtois and Julian Ford (2013)
  • Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma – Peter Levine (1997)