Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy introduces a new therapeutic modality that blends principles of somatic therapylike movement, touch, and breathworkwith the traditional tools of the Internal Family Systems framework. Broadening the benefits and applications of the IFS model, author Susan McConnell introduces 5 core practices that mental health professionals can apply to their practice: somatic awareness, conscious breathing, radical resonance, mindful movement, and attuned touch. Clinical applications include the treatment of depression, trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, chronic illness, and attachment disorders.
Within the IFS framework, clients will learn to identify their "inner worlds"the discrete subpersonalities within each of us that hold emotions, perceptions, and belief systems, and that affect our behavior and emotional wellness. Body-based somatic tools are incorporated into therapy as patients learn to recognize different facets of their internal family and reconcile the needs of subpersonalitieslike their inner child or internal managerto bring more harmony to their physical and emotional well-being.
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Table of Contents
Introduction My Journey to Integrate Mind and Body 1
Chapter 1 Introduction to Somatic IFS and the Practices That Lead to Embodied Self 19
Chapter 2 Somatic Awareness: Reading the Body Story 61
Chapter 3 Conscious Breathing: Integrating Inner and Outer Worlds 93
Chapter 4 Radical Resonance: Potentiating Relational Realms 127
Chapter 5 Mindful Movement: Restoring the Flow 175
Chapter 6 Attuned Touch: Exploring the Power of Ethical Touch 213
Chapter 7 Embodied Self: The Internal System Embodied 255
About the Author 307