Category Archives: Work with parts

The Traumatized Baby

This is a repost of something first posted in July 2010.  So amazing.  Here I am working with parts before I had any idea about the Internal Family Systems work. It’s also how I’ve been feeling this week: “I feel … Continue reading

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Talk with Youngest Part

At least I think/feel it’s the youngest. She can’t talk so I have to sense her feelings. I was reading James Hollis’s book What Matters Most, and got to the part where he talks about doing what your soul wants … Continue reading

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Confusing, Difficult Time

I’ve been having a really hard confusing time. Excerpts from some relevant journal entries: Friday, January 26   … this odd realization.  Something to do with if God is in everything, then I “am” God, if god feels my pain then … Continue reading

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Another Look at “Obstreperous Part”

Some of this material was first published in October, in two separate posts. The Daily Good today  (10/22/23) was an essay by Francis Weller on grief. When I first heard about his work from my therapist, I went to a … Continue reading

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Rescuing the Baby on the Garbage Can

from my journal for December 9 Erica said my system is so open that the moment I unbend, and see the part as separate from me, I offer a hug and the exile runs into my arms.  All my life … Continue reading

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Blended with Non-verbal Parts

Friday, December 8,  I asked Erica for an extra appointment because I was having such a hard time. I’m being unable to say anything when I’m with my friends, and I imagine they are judging me for it. I tell … Continue reading

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Complexity: Dealing with a Number of Parts

I’ve been going over my journal since before Thanksgiving, trying to make sense of the journey I’ve been on. As I read over it, I see a number of possible parts that I might be blended with. This is complicated … Continue reading

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Ways to Heal Trauma

I’ve been watching a show on YouTube.  Dr. Rangan Chatterjee interviewing Bessel Van Der Kolk on different methods for healing trauma. I found it very exciting and personally helpful. I’m going to share some of my notes and my experiences, … Continue reading

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1995: Sullen Angry 8-yr-old

From my journal for November 28, 1995 Well, let’s see if she is here, that sullen angry hurt child.  I have a hit of her age as being 8 or 9, and of Mother as a hurt angry sullen child … Continue reading

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Obstreperous Child

The Daily Good today  (10/22/23) was an essay by Francis Weller on grief. When I first heard about his work from my therapist, I went to a retreat on the west coast. But I have been struggling with a lot … Continue reading

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