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  • Published: 16 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9781785045110
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $36.99

No Bad Parts

Healing Trauma & Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model

Groundbreaking international bestseller to help you understand and challenge the destructive behaviours of your multifaceted mind.

'Innovative and transformational' - Gabor Maté
'Changed my life' - Rangan Chatterjee

The empowering new way to discover your multifaceted mind.

Do you long to break free from a stuck part of you - the inner critic, 'monkey mind', a bad habit or an addiction? What if there was a way to approach those aspects of you, to free you from the constant inner struggle and find true healing?

In this groundbreaking international bestseller, Dr Richard Schwartz reveals that we are each born with an 'internal family' of distinct parts within us. Some of our parts can become trapped in destructive patterns, but learning to relate to each of them with curiosity, respect and empathy can vastly expand our capacity to heal.

The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model will help you challenge the destructive behaviour of these parts, turn the ego, the inner critic and the saboteur into powerful allies, and allow you to return to a more whole and harmonious 'Self'.

  • Published: 16 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9781785045110
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $36.99

About the author

Richard Schwartz

Richard C. Schwartz is a systemic family therapist and creator of the revolutionary Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of therapy. He is currently in the faculty at Harvard Medical School and is the author of No Bad Parts, Introduction to Internal Family Systems and You Are the One You've Been Waiting For.

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Praise for No Bad Parts

'Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy...has been one of the great advances in trauma therapy. IFS is one of the cornerstones of effective and lasting trauma therapy.'

Bessel van der Kolk, author of THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

'In this highly readable volume, Dr. Richard Schwartz articulates and deftly illustrates his Internal Family Systems model, one of the most innovative, intuitive, comprehensive, and transformational therapies to have emerged in the present century.'

Dr Gabor Maté

'This may be the most transformational book you'll ever read.'

Dr Lissa Rankin, author of MIND OVER MEDICINE

'An enormous gift - transformative, compassionate, and wise. These simple and brilliant teachings will open your mind and free your spirit and your heart.'

Jack Kornfield, author of A PATH WITH HEART

'No Bad Parts is, I believe, Richard Schwartz's clearest, most comprehensive, and most inspiring manifesto. Anyone interested in IFS, indeed anyone interested in a happier, less conflicted life, should devour this life-changing, pioneering work.'

Terry Real, author of THE NEW RULES OF MARRIAGE

'In this well-written book, Richard Schwartz offers the basics of IFS, a series of exercises to help you learn to relate in an open and compassionate way to all - even your most dreaded and extreme - inner parts, and the fascinating spiritual implications of IFS. This approach will change everything about how you relate to yourself and to others!'

Diane Poole Heller, author of THE POWER OF ATTACHMENT