Episode
55

If You Beat Yourself, Who Wins? A Conversation on Trauma and Flow

w/
Dr. Richard Schwartz
by Flow Research Collective
#
55
November 16, 2021
“Most of us have parts that are living as if that bad thing that was happening then is still happening to us. Beliefs and emotions that I call burdens that came into us from the trauma. And now, they drive the way we operate, almost like a virus.” ~ Dr. Richard Schwartz
Dr. Richard Schwartz

TODAY´S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FLOW RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

Are you an entrepreneur, a leader, or a knowledge worker, who wants to harness the power of flow so you can get more done in less time with greater ease and accomplish your boldest professional goals faster? If you´ve answered this question with “hell yes” then our peak-performance training Zero to Dangerous may be a good fit for you. If this sounds of interest to you all you need to do is go to getmoreflow.com right now, pop in your application and one of our team members will be in touch with you very soon. 


TODAY´S GUEST

Richard Schwartz began his career as a family therapist and an academic at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There he discovered that family therapy alone did not achieve full symptom relief and in asking patients why he learned that they were plagued by what they called “parts”. These patients became his teachers as they described how their parts formed networks of inner relationship that resembled the families he had been working with. He also found that as they focused on and, thereby, separated from their parts, they would shift into a state characterized by qualities like curiosity, calm, confidence, and compassion. He called that inner essence the Self and was amazed to find it even in severely diagnosed and traumatized patients. From these explorations, the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model was born in the early 1980s.

IFS is now evidence-based and has become a widely-used form of psychotherapy, particularly with trauma. It provides a non-pathologizing, optimistic, and empowering perspective and a practical and effective set of techniques for working with individuals, couples, families, and more recently, corporations and classrooms.

In 2013 Schwartz left the Chicago area and now lives in Brookline, MA where he is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.


CONNECT WITH THE IFS INSTITUTE AND DR. SCHWARTZ

Internal Family Systems Institute

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

LinkedIn

Dr. Richard Schwartz

LinkedIn

Facebook


RESOURCES


Steven Kotler: Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance.

He is the author of nine bestsellers (out of thirteen books) and has appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and the Harvard Business Review.


Like this episode?

Subscribe to us on iTunes and Spotify.

Watch more episodes

Peak Performance In Your Inbox

Pop in your details and we’ll send you 10 peak performance tips to help you spend more time in flow immediately.

Thank you! You've successfully signed up!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.