What distinguishes the possible from the impossible? Happiness from unhappiness? More often than not, it is the emotions, beliefs, and opinions that fill our mind, about ourselves and the world. We lose our innate wisdom and peace when we are self-critical, worried, or unable to control our urges. Our habits of thinking and being seem to have a life of their own, and will not truly change until we become aware of how to utilize our innate healing power within, which holds great awareness, intelligence, and compassion―our true Self.
Wende Birtch invites the reader to dive deep into a new level of Self-awareness and compassion with a 6-step self-inquiry practice, based on the powerful and transformational process of Internal Family SystemsSM. With dedication to this daily practice, we soon discover the ability to heal inner hatred, fear and division within ourselves with an amazing Presence of genuine love, wisdom, and courage. We can then experience a new way of being, awakening our greatest potential to love and lead in the world with joy and genuine compassion. Learning to believe in our innate goodness, and that of each other, could possibly be the foundational spiritual practice needed to heal our individual and universal divide.
About the Author
Wende Birtch, MS, MA, LMHC, RYT is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and certified Level-3 Internal Family SystemsSM Therapist. She offers training and consultation to local therapists learning the model, and volunteers as an IFS Training Program Assistant. Wende is enthusiastically entering her 12th year of private practice in the northern Buff alo area, working with adults and adolescents, integrating IFS therapy, with therapeutic yoga, meditation and breath-work, for a trauma-informed, holistic approach to wellness.
"With this book, we can follow Wende's lead to a place of self understanding, wisdom, kindness, calm. Her work is a balm." ―ANNE MOORE, CHICAGO JOURNALIST, BOOK BLOGGER, ADVENTURUER; REVIEWS OF BOOKS, TRAVEL, DINING @BOOKGOSSIP
"In this wonderful little book, Wende does many things. She beautifully and clearly describes the IFS model, illustrates her description with compelling examples from her own life, and offers powerful IFS-based meditation/journaling 30-day practice that will help your parts trust your Self. Thank you Wende for this lovely gift to us all!" ―RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PH.D. LMFT, DEVELOPER OF THE INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMSSM (IFS) MODEL; PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY―HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL