Oprah and Internal Family Systems


First Glennon. Now Oprah. See, it’s not just me on a soapbox extolling the virtues of internal family systems (IFS). Last month for the Oprah Daily, Elise Loehnen shared her top book recommendations taking on trauma. We have overlapping taste. Her list included Oprah and Dr. Bruce Perry’s What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing featured on Apple+ in The Me You Can’t See alongside Prince Harry and Lady Gaga. Next were My Grandmother’s Hands, a must-read by Resmaa Menakem and The Body Keeps the Score bestseller by Bessle van der Kolk. Coming in at #6 is No Bad Parts, the latest book by Richard Schwartz where he presents IFS to the general public. Many of his earlier works were aimed at clinicians, so this Sounds True publication makes IFS more accessible. To quote Loehnen, “IFS is both fascinating and one of the most effective therapy modalities for addressing trauma.” 

Who’s next to start plugging IFS?!