Self-Therapy Vol. 3 (PDF Version)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Using IFS for Eating Issues, Procrastination, the Inner Critic, Depression (PDF Version)


The first book in this series, Self-Therapy, brought Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) to both therapists and the general public. IFS is a powerful and user-friendly method of therapy, which can be done on your own. Self-Therapy, Vol. 3 shows how IFS can be used to transform a variety of important psychological issues. You don’t need to have read Vol 2.

If you have been using IFS with your clients or in your own inner work, this book will help you to heal and transform eating issues, procrastination, the inner critic, depression, perfectionism, anger, communication, and more.

About the Author

Jay Earley, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, psychotherapist, group leader, author, teacher, web entrepreneur, and theorist.

He is a big-picture thinker and innovative psychological theorist. Jay is known the clarity of his teaching and writing, his creative methods ofdemonstrating complex ideas, and his detailed description of therapeutic technique.

Jay focuses on Internal Family Systems Therapy inall aspects of his work. He  teaches courses applying IFS and the Pattern System to specific psychological issues such as procrastination, communication, relationships, and the inner critic. Jay has published other books on IFS, including Freedom From Your Inner Critic, Resolving Inner Conflict, and Working Through Anger in IFS. See

Jay Earley and Bonnie Weiss have published a series of audio products related to IFS, including recorded IFS Courses, IFS Demonstration Sessions, and IFS Guided Meditations. See

Jay has created the Pattern System, a systematic approach to understanding your personality that can lead directly to psychological healing and personal growth. He has published a series of books based on the Pattern System. See pattern

Jay has created Self-Therapy Journey, an online tool for exploring and resolving a wide variety of psychological issues and developing healthy capacities. See

Dr. Earley is nationally known for his innovation in the group psychotherapy field,published in Interactive Group Therapy: Integrating Interpersonal,Action-Oriented, and Psychodynamic Approaches. He continues to lead interactive and IFS therapy groups in the Bay Area.Jay has also published Transforming Human Culture: Social Evolution and the Planetary Crisis and Inner Journeys: A Guide to Personal and Social Transformation. He is a former computer scientist.


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