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The One Inside: An Internal Family Systems (IFS) podcast

Sep 8, 2023

We like to talk about Addiction on the podcast! 

I'm excited to talk to Mary Kruger (again!) and Cece Skyes who wrote a Chapter in the Altogether Us book entitled, "IFS and Addiction: Compassion for the Addictive Process."

We talk about:

  • Alternatives to a manager led (client's or family or therapist's) "Plan"
  • Working with your own parts (helper, rescue, fixer, advice giving) when working (or living) with others who have 'Extreme Firefighters'
  • "Exiling firefighters is not working"- What if we welcomed their advice and wisdom?
  • Bridges 
    • how IFS can Bridge the polarization between the addiction world and the psychological world
    • creating them between ALL parts involved in the addictive process
    • bringing curiosity to the systematic interactions of the parts



Find out more about Cece Skyes and her book:

Cece Sykes LCSW

Internal Family Systems Therapy for Addictions: Trauma-Informed, Compassion-Based Interventions for Substance Use, Eating, Gambling and More: Sykes, Cece, Sweezy, Martha, Schwartz, Richard C.: 9781683736028: Books

Find out more about Mary Kruger here: Home Page (


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Are you new to IFS or want a simple way to get to know yourself? Tammy's book, "The One Inside: Thirty Days to your Authentic Self" is a PERFECT place to start. You can purchase it here: The One Inside: 30 Days To Your Authentic Self: Sollenberger, Tammy: 9780967688756: Books or wherever books are sold.

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Tammy is grateful for Jack Reardon who created new music. Jack is a graduate of Derek Scott’s IFS Stepping Stones Program. You can follow Jack on Instagram at bonzemusic.