Dear Gabby
Dear Gabby
Aug 23, 2021
The Therapy That Changed My Life — Internal Family Systems with Richard Schwartz
Play • 56 min

This episode of Dear Gabby BIG TALK is incredibly transformational! I sat down with Dr. Richard Schwartz, founder of Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS). This therapeutic practice has changed my life. IFS has helped me heal from trauma, brought me back to inner safety, and radically improved my relationships with others and myself. I’m so psyched for you to learn about it here! You’ll learn:

  • An introduction to IFS
  • How to explore SELF in your own life
  • The 3 types of parts we all have
  • Why we are so reactive when we’re triggered
  • Why we sometimes turn to addictive behavior
  • The intersection between IFS and spirituality
  • What it means when we spiritually bypass

And ... stick around to the end of the episode! We finish our conversation with Richard walking us through an amazing meditation. He guides all of our parts into an open space where healing can begin. It’s so beautiful!  

Press play now to hear our transformational conversation!


The following are helpful resources and books I mention within the episode: 

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About Richard Schwartz, PhD:

More about the IFS Institute:


Want even more support? I created the Miracle Membership to help you design a spiritual practice you can stick to—so you can feel connected, supported and inspired every day. Each month I deliver brand new workshops, guided meditations, live group meditations, community connection and so much more. Plus, it’s easy to access on your phone, computer or tablet. Click here to join:



  • Safety, Recovery and Mental Health Resources:

  • Mental Health Resources and My Story of Recovery from Postpartum Anxiety and Depression     PARNTERS 

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