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Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts

Discovering Your True Self Through Internal Family Systems Therapy
Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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Explore your multifaceted mind - an invitation to personal healing and spiritual awakening

Inside each of us, there are many distinct selves. “Though we’ve been raised to believe that healthy people have a single ‘self’”, explains Dr. Richard C. Schwartz, “acknowledging our multiplicity gives a far deeper awareness of how our minds actually work.” Dr. Schwartz’s pioneering Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy has become renowned in psychotherapy for its power to help us connect with and heal the many distinct facets - or parts - of our psyche. With Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts, he brings you a practical training course for using this method for your growth, well-being, and especially your spiritual journey. 

Embracing your inner diversity as a path to wholeness

One of the key lessons of IFS therapy is that there are no bad parts. “Trauma or life experience can cause our parts to take on burdens”, says Dr. Schwartz. “Yet when we bring the spiritual values of curiosity, gratitude, and kindness to these burdened parts, we discover incredible opportunities for healing and awakening.” Through instruction and guided meditations, Dr. Schwartz shows us how to engage even the most disturbing or unwanted parts of our psyche with openness and love - so we may unlock the hidden gifts and wisdom each part contains. 

Many forms of therapy and even spiritual practice inadvertently put us in conflict with ourselves as we try to transcend or reject our parts. With Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts, Dr. Schwartz invites you to embrace each of your many parts with self-compassion - and discover the inclusive greater Self that is your true, divine nature. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 

©2018 Richard C. Schwartz (P)2018 Sounds True

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  • Yanina Sarquis Adamson
  • 19-11-2018

Exceptional

The theory of this book rings so true. Being one of the most practical psychology books I have ever read, Schwartz asks you the right questions and pauses so that you can think about the answer. And the answers come, true and effortless. I will never think about myself as having only one self again. Your parts speak to you, and with the help of Schwartz, you can begin to listen. Cannot recommend this book enough!

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  • Caroline
  • 31-01-2019

Could Not Handle the Author’s Voice

Well written and very interesting, but the voice is just a not a good fit at all for an audiobook.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-01-2019

Loved it!

This is the most important book I have read so far. :) I'll expand on this at a later time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-2019

UGH

book is 6 hours and 54 minutes in length yet more than half of that time is dead silence. the author will speak for about 30 seconds then go silent for over two minutes each time. just seems like a deception. The book was beyond boring as well. Disappointed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-12-2018

Amazing

Listening to this book, I felt like Dr Schwartz was speaking directly to me and only me. This is my first introduction to IFS and I’m very excited to continue with it in my efforts to live a more peaceful and connected life. Thank you to all who contributed to this book and IFS. You are changing the world.

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  • Michele Quesenberry
  • 08-12-2018

Great book, great practice

Dr. Schwartz is deeply connected and understands the inner workings of the human mind and heart. Love the meditations too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-11-2018

wow

loved it. I loved the format of mindfulness as the gateway. amazing learning and practice.

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  • Fiona C
  • 11-02-2019

Indepth Study of IFS

In this workshop, the founder of IFS, Richard Schwartz, explores ways of using IFS in our own internal worlds. He gives some theory and also guides you through meditations to get to know your own inner parts and ways of working with them, so that through practice, you can learn how to live a Self-led life. I have listened to it twice and keep returning to the meditations. I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in exploring IFS.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-11-2018

excellent.

I really loved listening to this wholesome affirming approach to the variety of lives we live.