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This is a comprehensive, “one-pager” artwork that explains the increasingly popular therapeutic modality: Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS).
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If you use IFS in your practice, then you may find this artwork especially useful for psycho-education purposes with your clients/patients.
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Get it in high-resolution PDF format from my Etsy store. Link in bio.
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#workingmanstherapist #internalfamilysystems #dissociativedisorder #traumatherapy #anxietytips #anxietyrelief #anxietyawareness #anxietysupport  #emdrtherapy #emdr #mentalhealth #mentalhealthart #ptsd #ptsdsurvivor #psychologist #personalgrowthcoach #mentalhealthblogger #etsysellersofinstagram #etsy #therapistsofinstagram #etsysellersofig #etsytoronto #etsyshopowner #illustratorofinstagram #personalgrowthanddevelopment #wellnessblogger.

This is a comprehensive, “one-pager” artwork that explains the increasingly popular therapeutic modality: Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). . If you use IFS in your practice, then you may find this artwork especially useful for psycho-education purposes with your clients/patients. . Get it in high-resolution PDF format from my Etsy store. Link in bio. . . . . #workingmanstherapist #internalfamilysystems #dissociativedisorder #traumatherapy #anxietytips #anxietyrelief #anxietyawareness #anxietysupport #emdrtherapy #emdr #mentalhealth #mentalhealthart #ptsd #ptsdsurvivor #psychologist #personalgrowthcoach #mentalhealthblogger #etsysellersofinstagram #etsy #therapistsofinstagram #etsysellersofig #etsytoronto #etsyshopowner #illustratorofinstagram #personalgrowthanddevelopment #wellnessblogger ...

Various Faces of Dissociation
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Dissocation can be a mysterious force in our body. Its job is to protect us from pain and suffering, when we can't fight or flight.
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But sometimes, even after the danger has passed, our body doesn't get the memo to switch off the dissociative process.
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Dissociation can show up in many ways and I have mentioned some of the common ones here:
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Disconnected from the body: Feeling numb, not able to feel parts of our body, or feeling unusual sensations in other parts of the body. Phobia of feeling sensations in the body.
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Derealization: Looking at life through a kaleidoscope, or having tunnel vision and feeling like you are floating through a dream.
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Depersonalization: Feeling out of your body and looking at yourself and at life from a third person's perspective.
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Dissociative Parts: We can think of our personality as composed of various parts with slightly differing agendas. Though, greater the dissociation, more polarized and well-defined these parts become. Dissociative Identity Disorder is when these parts are behind barriers of amnesia and the

Various Faces of Dissociation . Dissocation can be a mysterious force in our body. Its job is to protect us from pain and suffering, when we can't fight or flight. . But sometimes, even after the danger has passed, our body doesn't get the memo to switch off the dissociative process. . Dissociation can show up in many ways and I have mentioned some of the common ones here: . Disconnected from the body: Feeling numb, not able to feel parts of our body, or feeling unusual sensations in other parts of the body. Phobia of feeling sensations in the body. . Derealization: Looking at life through a kaleidoscope, or having tunnel vision and feeling like you are floating through a dream. . Depersonalization: Feeling out of your body and looking at yourself and at life from a third person's perspective. . Dissociative Parts: We can think of our personality as composed of various parts with slightly differing agendas. Though, greater the dissociation, more polarized and well-defined these parts become. Dissociative Identity Disorder is when these parts are behind barriers of amnesia and the "Adult" part of the person loses time and co-consciousness, when another part switches on. . I work with dissociation in my practice, though I will not call myself an expert in any way. I would love to hear more about your dissociative experiences and how do you live and cope with it. . . . . #workingmanstherapist #dissociation #dissociativeidentitydisorderawareness #traumasurvivor #traumatherapy #emdrtherapy #emdr #ptsd #ptsdsurvivor #mentalhealthart #personalgrowthanddevelopment #personalgrowthcoach #internalfamilysystems #therapypractice #psychoeducation #torontobusiness #mentalhealthtoronto #tdotlife #toronto ...

When you find yourself stuck in a familiar pattern, acknowledge and appreciate the parts of you that helped to get you through difficult times. Ask them to give you space to grow #internalfamilysystems #mindfulness #psychology #selflove #growthmindset.

When you find yourself stuck in a familiar pattern, acknowledge and appreciate the parts of you that helped to get you through difficult times. Ask them to give you space to grow #internalfamilysystems #mindfulness #psychology #selflove #growthmindset ...

One of the benefits of mindfulness-based therapy is that it teaches you to identify and let go of the types of thoughts that lead to anxiety and indecision. Focusing on internal, bodily signals can help you make heart led choices that are congruent with your overall well-being. Building the habit of listening to your heart can empower you to eliminate the stress that comes from doubt and uncertainty #mindfulness #mindful #psychology #selfcompassion #internalfamilysystems #intimacyfromtheinsideout.

One of the benefits of mindfulness-based therapy is that it teaches you to identify and let go of the types of thoughts that lead to anxiety and indecision. Focusing on internal, bodily signals can help you make heart led choices that are congruent with your overall well-being. Building the habit of listening to your heart can empower you to eliminate the stress that comes from doubt and uncertainty #mindfulness #mindful #psychology #selfcompassion #internalfamilysystems #intimacyfromtheinsideout ...

We all know what happens when we feel humiliated: We put all our energy into protecting ourselves, developing whatever survival strategies we can. We may repress our feelings; we may get furious and plot revenge. We may decide to become so powerful and successful that nobody can ever hurt us again. Many behaviors that are classified as psychiatric problems, including some obsessions, compulsions, and panic attacks, as well as most self-destructive behaviors, started out as strategies for self-protection. These adaptations to trauma can so interfere with the capacity to function that health-care providers and patients themselves often believe that full recovery is beyond reach. Viewing these symptoms as permanent disabilities narrows the focus of treatment to finding the proper drug regimen, which can lead to lifelong dependence—as though trauma survivors were like kidney patients on dialysis.

It is much more productive to see aggression or depression, arrogance or passivity as learned behaviors: Somewhere along the line, the patient came to believe that he or she could survive only if he or she was tough, invisible, or absent, or that it was safer to give up. Like traumatic memories that keep intruding until they are laid to rest, traumatic adaptations continue until the human organism feels safe and integrates all the parts of itself that are stuck in fighting or warding off the trauma. 	Every trauma survivor I’ve met is resilient in his or her own way, and every one of their stories inspires awe at how people cope. Knowing how much energy the sheer act of survival requires keeps me from being surprised at the price they often pay: the absence of a loving relationship with their own bodies, minds, and souls.- Bessel van der Kolk, MD
#thebodykeepsthescore #besselvanderkolk #cptsd #did #internalfamilysystems #partswork #childhoodtrauma #ptsd #somaticexperiencing #dissociation #dissociativedisorder #addiction #healingtrauma.

We all know what happens when we feel humiliated: We put all our energy into protecting ourselves, developing whatever survival strategies we can. We may repress our feelings; we may get furious and plot revenge. We may decide to become so powerful and successful that nobody can ever hurt us again. Many behaviors that are classified as psychiatric problems, including some obsessions, compulsions, and panic attacks, as well as most self-destructive behaviors, started out as strategies for self-protection. These adaptations to trauma can so interfere with the capacity to function that health-care providers and patients themselves often believe that full recovery is beyond reach. Viewing these symptoms as permanent disabilities narrows the focus of treatment to finding the proper drug regimen, which can lead to lifelong dependence—as though trauma survivors were like kidney patients on dialysis. It is much more productive to see aggression or depression, arrogance or passivity as learned behaviors: Somewhere along the line, the patient came to believe that he or she could survive only if he or she was tough, invisible, or absent, or that it was safer to give up. Like traumatic memories that keep intruding until they are laid to rest, traumatic adaptations continue until the human organism feels safe and integrates all the parts of itself that are stuck in fighting or warding off the trauma. Every trauma survivor I’ve met is resilient in his or her own way, and every one of their stories inspires awe at how people cope. Knowing how much energy the sheer act of survival requires keeps me from being surprised at the price they often pay: the absence of a loving relationship with their own bodies, minds, and souls.- Bessel van der Kolk, MD #thebodykeepsthescore #besselvanderkolk #cptsd #did #internalfamilysystems #partswork #childhoodtrauma #ptsd #somaticexperiencing #dissociation #dissociativedisorder #addiction #healingtrauma ...

I made this short comic about realizing that society is handing you a package of values........................ #ifscomics #therapycomics #therapist #internalfamilysystems #partswork #emotionalwellness #selfenquiry #selfcompassion #innerhealing #innerchild #innerchildhealing.

I made this short comic about realizing that society is handing you a package of values........................ #ifscomics #therapycomics #therapist #internalfamilysystems #partswork #emotionalwellness #selfenquiry #selfcompassion #innerhealing #innerchild #innerchildhealing ...

I love these moments in therapy when your perspective shifts, and it's so subtle and yet powerful.  #internalfamilysystems #ifscomics #partswork #therapycomics  #therapysessions #therapist #drawyourfeelings #mentalhealthillustration #mentalhealthcomics #mothersanddaughters.

I love these moments in therapy when your perspective shifts, and it's so subtle and yet powerful. #internalfamilysystems #ifscomics #partswork #therapycomics #therapysessions #therapist #drawyourfeelings #mentalhealthillustration #mentalhealthcomics #mothersanddaughters ...

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Hello! I got some feedback today.
“I like your posts, but want to know more about you and what you do!” Good to know for this new Instagram user. 
I am the Sara Bryan of Bryan Counseling.  I have been a therapist for 12 years and grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado.
I predominantly work with women and specialize in trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, attachment wounds and relationship issues.  I am trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), which is an amazing evidence based therapy, for working with a variety of concerns. It works beautifully for those who have complex trauma.  I also do Narrative therapy (storywork) which works wonderfully with IFS.  In Narrative therapy, we unpack the stories of our lives, grow familiar with the themes that are woven throughout, and build a much great understanding as to what a person’s particular story is.  In IFS, we take this story and dig deeper within it.  To REALLY, REALLY simplify it, we are working on connecting, attuning and attaching to the parts of our heart that we disconnected from, stopped listening to, and usually say such things about as, “I wish that wasn’t a part of me.” Again, really simplified definition, but it’s a start.  What else? I’m a mom.  A boy.  A girl.  I’m married to a counselor…the Jonah Bryan of Bryan Counseling.  We met and got married while he was studying at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology when I had moved to Seattle for an adventure/to study under Dan Allender.  I have wanted to be a counselor since I was in high school, I am a lover of books, and have been journaling since I was in first grade (seriously). I love what I do.  Words/phrases I feel on a weekly basis about my job…honored, awed, “floored by my clients courage”, amazed, grieved, hopeful, like I get to see into the places in people’s hearts that they hide and think are “so ugly”  or unworthy and they are usually quite lovely actually. (Oh and I love  succulents, and as you can see in the picture, I love orchids too!) #narrativetherapy #internalfamilysystems #writing #dowhatyoulove #fortcollinslocal #fortcollins #seattleschooloftheologyandpsychology#allendercenter#sarabryanlpc#bryancounselinginc#danallender.

Hello! I got some feedback today. “I like your posts, but want to know more about you and what you do!” Good to know for this new Instagram user. I am the Sara Bryan of Bryan Counseling. I have been a therapist for 12 years and grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. I predominantly work with women and specialize in trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, attachment wounds and relationship issues. I am trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), which is an amazing evidence based therapy, for working with a variety of concerns. It works beautifully for those who have complex trauma. I also do Narrative therapy (storywork) which works wonderfully with IFS. In Narrative therapy, we unpack the stories of our lives, grow familiar with the themes that are woven throughout, and build a much great understanding as to what a person’s particular story is. In IFS, we take this story and dig deeper within it. To REALLY, REALLY simplify it, we are working on connecting, attuning and attaching to the parts of our heart that we disconnected from, stopped listening to, and usually say such things about as, “I wish that wasn’t a part of me.” Again, really simplified definition, but it’s a start. What else? I’m a mom. A boy. A girl. I’m married to a counselor…the Jonah Bryan of Bryan Counseling. We met and got married while he was studying at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology when I had moved to Seattle for an adventure/to study under Dan Allender. I have wanted to be a counselor since I was in high school, I am a lover of books, and have been journaling since I was in first grade (seriously). I love what I do. Words/phrases I feel on a weekly basis about my job…honored, awed, “floored by my clients courage”, amazed, grieved, hopeful, like I get to see into the places in people’s hearts that they hide and think are “so ugly” or unworthy and they are usually quite lovely actually. (Oh and I love succulents, and as you can see in the picture, I love orchids too!) #narrativetherapy #internalfamilysystems #writing #dowhatyoulove #fortcollinslocal #fortcollins #seattleschooloftheologyandpsychology #allendercenter #sarabryanlpc #bryancounselinginc #danallender ...

My son.  You are not afraid to ask for what you need. Fun and snuggles.  Good reminders.  When did we, along our journey into adulthood, learn to hide away our most tender longings for connection? What would it mean to live aware of those places in our hearts, and more than just being aware of, what would it mean to welcome them? #selfcare#narrativetherapy#allendercenter#allpartswelcome#internalfamilysystems.

My son. You are not afraid to ask for what you need. Fun and snuggles. Good reminders. When did we, along our journey into adulthood, learn to hide away our most tender longings for connection? What would it mean to live aware of those places in our hearts, and more than just being aware of, what would it mean to welcome them? #selfcare #narrativetherapy #allendercenter #allpartswelcome #internalfamilysystems ...

This is such a rich poem that speaks to getting  back to Self. Have you ever been emotionally hurt so bad and then this wisdom or calming essence step in to remind you that all is ok? You’re ok. This essence swoops in to meet you right where you’re at to help you release the negative beliefs or burdens you’ve been carrying around. There are situations and people that cause emotional blows to our inner world. Parts of us form to protect other parts from feel hurt again or feeling rejected. We end up working so hard to not feel emotionally overwhelmed from the hurts we’ve experienced that one day we realize there’s a disconnect somewhere. When we work to heal those parts that have been hurt, there’s a Self that want to come in, heal, and lead the way for all of your parts that have been working hard to keep you moving forward and rebuking hard emotions. This is a Love after Love. #internalfamilysystems #partswork #selfleadership #innerchild #therapy #mentalthealth #wellness #health #miltiplicityofthemind #selfhealing #emotionalwellbeing.

This is such a rich poem that speaks to getting back to Self. Have you ever been emotionally hurt so bad and then this wisdom or calming essence step in to remind you that all is ok? You’re ok. This essence swoops in to meet you right where you’re at to help you release the negative beliefs or burdens you’ve been carrying around. There are situations and people that cause emotional blows to our inner world. Parts of us form to protect other parts from feel hurt again or feeling rejected. We end up working so hard to not feel emotionally overwhelmed from the hurts we’ve experienced that one day we realize there’s a disconnect somewhere. When we work to heal those parts that have been hurt, there’s a Self that want to come in, heal, and lead the way for all of your parts that have been working hard to keep you moving forward and rebuking hard emotions. This is a Love after Love. #internalfamilysystems #partswork #selfleadership #innerchild #therapy #mentalthealth #wellness #health #miltiplicityofthemind #selfhealing #emotionalwellbeing ...

En el centro de las características que te definen está el papel que juega la interacción con otras personas para tu supervivencia.

Es decir, evolutivamente, tu expectativa de supervivencia como ser humano ha estado ligada a tu capacidad de sentirte seguro en las relaciones y es un imperativo biológico predominante. Eso quiere decir que es algo para lo que estas diseñado, será buscado y si te falta, tu experiencia vital se verá profundamente afectada.

Cuando has vivido experiencias traumáticas estas dejan una huella en tu sistema nervioso reduciendo tu capacidad de sentirte seguro con otras personas. Como dice Porges:

En el centro de las características que te definen está el papel que juega la interacción con otras personas para tu supervivencia. Es decir, evolutivamente, tu expectativa de supervivencia como ser humano ha estado ligada a tu capacidad de sentirte seguro en las relaciones y es un imperativo biológico predominante. Eso quiere decir que es algo para lo que estas diseñado, será buscado y si te falta, tu experiencia vital se verá profundamente afectada. Cuando has vivido experiencias traumáticas estas dejan una huella en tu sistema nervioso reduciendo tu capacidad de sentirte seguro con otras personas. Como dice Porges:" Para los supervivientes de trauma, sus vidas reflejan una pérdida de estas cualidades como mamíferos." Tu sistema nervioso va a reaccionar al entorno y a la interrelación activando modos de protección que van a desconectar la activación de un estado de conexión social necesario para tener relaciones positivas. La terapia informada en teoría polivagal nos ofrece un mapa para poder trabajar con tu sistema nervioso y a través de neuroejercicios devolverle su fluidez. Lo que sentirás es que eres capaz de sentir mayor equilibrio y seguridad interior para afrontar tu vida, deshaciendo tu sensación de soledad. #teoriapolivagal #terapiainformadaenteoriapolivagal #terapiainformadaentrauma #debdana #internalfamilysystems #sistemanerviosoaitonomo #soledad #depresiones #trauma #sistemasdelafamiliainterna #saludmental #saludintegral #coaching ...