You & All Your Parts

Curious about Internal Family Systems and how to consistently work with your Parts in a gentle, compassionate way that helps you feel calmer, happier, and more alive? Listen in as Laura Lively, Certified IFS Practioner, shares tips on building the crucial relationship between Self Energy and Parts.

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Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

Laura normalizes distrustful Parts and shares how patience, empathy, and consistent engagement can foster trust and healing within your inner system. Tune in to explore the process of building self-trust amidst skepticism, and embrace the transformative power of self-discovery.

Tuning into Your Inner Playlist

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

Laura explores how your internal Parts might be communicating through song lyrics. Sharing personal anecdotes, Laura reveals how she initially dismissed these occurrences until a specific song lyric unexpectedly resonated with her internal state. You are encouraged to pay attention to song lyrics that come to mind, as they may hold valuable insights into their inner world and offer opportunities for deeper self-awareness and healing.

Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

Join Laura as she introduces the concept of AFGO - Another F-ing Growth Opportunity, that she picked up from other students during her IFS training. Learn how to reframe triggers as opportunities for healing and personal growth, and discover the empowering shift in perspective that comes with embracing life's challenges.

Wednesday Mar 13, 2024

Join Laura as she talks about judgment and how it impacts not only our external relationships but also our internal relationships amongst our Parts. P.S. You're not alone if you do live in Judgy McJudgeville.

Wednesday Mar 06, 2024

Join Laura for a transformative tip on affirmations that involves a simple addition: "What if..." Inspired by a workshop with Mary Ayers, this technique challenges our tendency to spiral into negative "what if" questions. In today's episode, she invites you to incorporate "What if" into your affirmations and thought patterns, opening the door to potential shifts in your mindset.

Affirmations Yay or Nay?

Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

Join Laura as she explores the world of affirmations, those powerful, positive phrases that can reshape our self-perceptions. Notable figures like Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama have championed affirmations, highlighting their potential. Delving into her own inner world, Laura reflects on a Part of herself that has historically resisted affirmations, and how she’s working with that Part.

Feelings vs. Judgments

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

Join Laura in revisiting her 2023 recommendation of "The Loving Parent Guidebook," a fusion of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and 12-Step wisdom, celebrated for its tips on nurturing dialogue within your inner family. This week she invites you to explore the topic of Feelings vs. Judgments. She will encourage you to scrutinize your own language, while she shares a fun anecdote about getting a valuable lesson from her IFS therapist regarding emotions vs. judgments months after reading the book.

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

Laura invites you to embrace your current feelings and reflect on Valentine's Days of the past, from childhood to the present, and society's perception of this Valentine's Day. Get ready to practice Laura's Triple A's – Acknowledge, Accept, and Appreciate – as you dive into the meditation exercise with pen and paper in hand, exploring your inner world and the significance of Valentine's Day in your life.

Wednesday Feb 07, 2024

Join Laura on this episode as she explores the world of retail therapy and the surprising journey it took her on. From the rollercoaster ride of the second half of 2023 to the disappearance of her trusted coping mechanisms, she shares how she found solace in the unexpected joy of junk journaling. Plus, discover a simple tip to create your list of inner happiness moments and navigate life's curveballs with resilience. Tune in for a dose of inspiration and self-discovery.

Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

Laura opens up about her personal journey through a season of loss, revealing three essential goals she set for herself: maintaining sobriety in both food and alcohol, and staying connected with her internal Parts. Candidly sharing her experience, Laura reflects on the unexpected role of "retail therapy" during this challenging time. Ultimately, she discovered that, in the grand scheme of things, this coping mechanism played a supportive role in maintaining sobriety. Join Laura as she navigates the complexities of grief and healing, and challenges you to figure out what behaviors are and are NOT acceptable so you can be better equipped before tragedy strikes.

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