As we considered in the last post of this series, we have vulnerable and protective parts of us that can play different roles in relational dynamics and relational conflict we get stuck in. This is a space where parts-work is not only incredibly helpful for us to navigate internal conflict, but also external conflict! If… Continue reading People & Parts: Where We Get Stuck
In this episode, we explore how protective parts of us developed their protective strategies and how this impacts their perspectives.
Author’s Note: While this post often refers to romantic relationships, it is applicable to any kind of platonic or familial relationship as well. Ever notice that it’s often in relationships that we can get frustrated with how we aren’t able to live out the spiritual disciplines we long to embody? The recipe of one broken… Continue reading People & Parts: The Pieces at Play
We live in a time when self-help, self-compassion, and self-care are embraced and encouraged in many Christian spaces – whether it’s defended in a podcast, suggested in a Christian therapy office, or championed between friends in small group together – the previous hesitancy to adopt self-focused compassion and care by Christians is quickly fading. Rather… Continue reading What do we do with self-compassion?
If someone wants to push back on seeing human beings in a positive light, there are a handful of verses they might quote from that pack a punch. A while back, I was talking about using a parts-based approach in Christian therapy with a fellow Christian counselor. She said something something like, “I really like… Continue reading Perspective II: Wicked or Wounded?
In this podcast I continue to explore how we can understand ourselves through the idea of “parts of self” and how this connects with soul work.
In this podcast I briefly explore what I mean by “parts-work” and my background with this approach. See Part 2 for more information.
I didn’t know what the word hermeneutic meant until I was in my late twenties. I started to hear the word thrown around in my graduate coursework with ancient languages, and gathered that it had something to do with interpretation. I had nerd-ed my way into a small group of students that wanted to pursue… Continue reading Perspective I: Hermeneutics of Translation
There are many ways we could try to explore the depths of us that require some sort of translation process — the process of trying to connect with felt experiences that go beyond words (See Translation I for what I mean by “translation”). Some of my favorite access points include… (1) there’s the way of… Continue reading Translation II: From the Depths of Our Souls
If you enjoy podcasts or books that dip into the therapy world, you’ve probably heard of this thing called “parts-work,” or IFS. Most people are specifically familiar with IFS, which stands for Internal Family Systems theory. In short, this approach understands people to have “parts” of self that altogether comprise their internal world. These parts… Continue reading The Depths of our Souls & Faith: I