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Mulitplicity of mind


This article was inspired by the book by Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., “Many Minds, One Self”. Multiplicity and non-uniformity – these words are at the heart of the Internal Family Systems (IFS). Why? Well, the paradigm of the multiple mind is the basis for this approach – the perspective according to which the mind is comprised of different parts, in other words, contains an inner family of sub...

IFS vs neuroscience


This article was inspired by the book by Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., “Many Minds, One Self”. How does the theory of the multiplicity of mind sound in the light of what we know about the human brain from actual research? Thanks to the modern technology, we are able to carefully study this most important organ and see that the human brain works within the frame of autonomous “modules”...

History of Internal Family Systems therapy


Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., is the face behind IFS, i.e. Internal Family Systems Therapy, which is a model of psychotherapy created and developed over 30 years ago. Before IFS saw the light of the day, its future founder, Richard Schwartz, was a family therapist. He is co-author, with Michael Nichols, of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the most widely used family therapy text in the United...

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The IFS Polska Project has been started by Michael Pasterski, social skills coach who runs a popular blog, of over 1 million readers, on psychology, education and personal development

Michael has accomplished the first level of education of the Internal Family Systems Model and as a practitioner of IFS Model runs individual and couples therapy with IFS.

The aim of the IFS Polska Project is to introduce and popularize the IFS Model in Poland and make it a well-recognisable method of self-therapy and psychotherapy.