“Since Tom Holmes learned the IFS method from me decades ago, he has been a pioneer. He has added his own creative touches to the model, written a delightful, illustrated book, Parts Work, and has been teaching IFS around the world in places like Korea, Jordan, and Egypt.
In this new book, Tom pioneers once again by exploring the spiritual side of IFS, particularly how to access and use what some might consider spirit guides, a phenomenon I have been reluctant to write about for fear that IFS would be discredited in some circles. Wisely, Tom stays agnostic about whether the wisdom they bring is from a metaphysical source or is tapping into some higher aspect of human consciousness. The book is well-written and full of clear instructions and examples of how to help clients access this resource.”
Paul Ginter, EdD, Senior IFS Institute Trainer and Co-Founder and Clinical Director at IFS Telehealth Collective
“This book is a rare gift. What makes this book so effective is the way in which Tom has created a clear structure, pulled out key points and summaries, and then used the actual transcripts to fully describe what he is discussing. I can see these inner work examples being equally useful to both therapists and clients who have an interest in understanding the IFS model more deeply.”
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, PhD, IFS-trained psychotherapist, Associate Dean for Culture/Chief Wellness Officer, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine