When I spoke to Cece Sykes last week I was inspired by her term “multiplicity of mind.” It’s normal, she said, to be of many minds at the same time.
Being “of many minds” is another way of talking about parts in Internal Family Systems (IFS). We each have parts with different – and not always harmonious! – desires for us and our lives.
That could turn into a real party of parts. Or, you could use your Self qualities of Calm, Self Compassion and Curiosity to help your many minds relax, express their needs, and then work together to get the job done. Have a listen and see which tools make the most sense for you to use.
In my podcast, I mention a few resources:
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