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Why Did I Do That?: How You Make Sense and Why There Is Hope: An Introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS) Paperback – September 25, 2009

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About the Author

Dorie Cameron is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience and additional, extensive training in education, massage therapy and yoga. Dorie approaches life holistically and feels honored to walk with people as they find their way to their truth.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 86 pages
  • Publisher: Threshold Therapeutics Media (September 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984052704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984052707
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.2 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #330,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am a practicing psychotherapist that has been using IFS therapy with my clients. So far IFS has resonated with most of my clients. When I saw Dorie's book I thought it might be useful for my younger clients. While the book is great for children I have found that the book resonates with my adult clients. Today I shared the book with an adult client and it was like a light bulb turned on in her head. Dorie's book helped her make sense of how she experiences the world. IFS is a cutting edge mind-body therapy that helps individuals, couples and families deal with many different issues and problems. Dorie's book is an excellent introduction to IFS and resource for clients and therapists alike. The book is written in a clear and caring style. The illustrations are well done and help to explain basic IFS concepts to the reader. If you are interested in IFS buy this book!
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I am so grateful for this little book that helps me see the big picture. Accesible and visually captivating, this book opens up the world of IFS in a non-threatening and gentle way. I highly recommend it to anyone begining on a personal journey with IFS.
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I discovered IFS about 10 years ago. Having that course of therapy has changed my life so much for the better. I am happier every day because of how I understand and manage my feelings. This book is a lovely introduction to the IFS model, which I admit can sound a bit odd at first. For someone like me who learns well from visual material it is really helpful. The drawings tell the story in a really clear way. I own the book and sometimes show it to friends who are thinking of trying IFS therapy. It usually tips the balance for them. I recommend it highly.
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I got this book a bit over a year ago, along with a lot of other "adult" books on Internal Family Systems (IFS). Recently, I've found myself returning to this one a lot.

Why? The others have great insight on IFS, and how to practice it. Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions is a very useful recent addition, for example. Get it!

But those books tend to appeal to our cerebral parts. Dorie's has a lot to say to our younger parts. A LOT!

So...it turns out that when clients want to know more about IFS, which I use as a coach, Dorie's book is often the one I'll pass one. It's especially great for clients whose question is more about getting OK with their parts and uncovering Self-energy. For some reason, the pictures and somewhat adult words work just great--to the point that one client assigned herself the task of "reading this book to her parts" a few times a week.
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This little book was recommended by a dear friend........it really makes you think. It looks like a simple book at first glance but after a few pages you realize it's a little book with deep thoughts, it really helps you go thru emotional processes.
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This is a short, easy to understand, book that explains how IFS works in simple terms. It's not meant for people who are already familiar with schwartz's work on this subject. Perfect to help clients understand the self and, indeed, why they did that.
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I really love this book. It really shows me how the parts work in Richard Schwartz' IFS (Internal Family Systems) model. it shows me how my protective behavior is good, in a way, because it protects my vulnerabilities, and helps me be compassionate toward it all.
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This is a wonderful little book. I purchased over 10 copies so I could give to my new patients. It is a simple, yet powerfully illustrated description of Dr. Richard Schwartz's ground-breaking model - Internal Family Systems Therapy. I highly recommend it!

Dr. Sandra Scantling, author of Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Sex (NAL Dutton/USA) and Ordinary Couples, Extraordinary Sex (Doubleday).
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