Self-Therapy, Vol. 2


Self-Therapy-Vol-2I am excited to announce the publication of Self-Therapy, Vol. 2 in both paperback and eBook versions. 

Self-Therapy brought Internal Family Systems Therapy to both therapists and the general public. It shows how working with parts can be user-friendly, respectful, and powerful. Self-Therapy, Vol. 2 takes the next step by describing advanced IFS techniques and insights related to staying in your true Self and working with protectors (defenses). If you have been using IFS with your clients or in your own inner work, this book will help you work through difficulties that may have arisen so your work can be even more healing and transformative.

Learn when to switch parts, how to track your work, negotiate for Self-leadership, and work with polarization, Self-like parts, managers, and firefighters.

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The many readers of Jay Earley’s Self-Therapy, Vol. 1 will be pleased to find that Vol. 2 systematically guides you to identify, track, negotiate with, and transform your protectors. I appreciate Jay’s thorough approach, enhanced by experiential exercises, case examples, special notes to the therapist, and Help Sheets. I recommend this book not only for the general public, but also for students, graduates, and trainers of IFS.
~Susan McConnell, Senior IFS Lead Trainer

Self-Therapy, Vol. 2 is the exciting new sequel to Self-Therapy.  It is an indispensable guide for anyone on the journey of mindful self-discovery, understanding, and empowerment. Earley, in his surprisingly easy writing style, turns up the excitement by illuminating “hidden in plain sight” patterns, and masterfully mapping the steps that turn treatment roadblocks into bridges!
~Roseanne Keefe, LICSW

One book cannot adequately cover the many IFS concepts and methods I developed the past 30 years, hence Self-Therapy, Vol 2. In it you will find clear and practical descriptions of important concepts like polarization among parts and how to depolarize them, Self-like parts and how to detect them, and tips for maintaining and deepening the work.
~Richard Schwartz, PhD, Creator of IFS, author of Internal Family Systems Therapy and You’re the One You’ve Been Waiting For