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

May 5, 2023

On today's episode I talk with Carmen Jimenez-Pride about her chapter in the Altogether Us book on Play Therapy.

Carmen is an Assistant Trainer with the IFS Insitute, the founder, and Executive Director of Outspoken Counseling and Consulting. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Internal Family Systems Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Registered Children Yoga Teacher and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. Carmen is also a LEGO® Serious Play® Facilitator.

Carmen is the developer of Diversity in Play Therapy Inc.; and creator/organizer of the Diversity in Play Therapy Summit. 


We talk about:

  • Carmen's story
  • Sand Tray
  • Parts Mapping
  • Engaging with Parents (unblending from our parts and helping them identify theirs)
  • Challenges working with IFS and Kids
  • I grow, you grow, we grow together
  • Diversity in Play Therapy Summit
  • Focus on Feelings curriculum

Carmen says, "What if we can prevent the impact of the Exile? ... We are able to soften the impact of the burdens parts carry using creative means in play therapy."


Pre-order the Ebook for Altogether us here: Altogether Us: Integrating the IFS Model with Key Modalities, Communities, and Trends - Kindle edition by Riemersma, Jenna. Health, Fitness & Dieting Kindle eBooks @

A portion of all proceeds will go to The Foundation for Self Leadership's Fellows Program. You can find out more here: Foundation IFS: Home

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My book, The One Inside: 30 Days to Your Authentic Self, is available wherever you get books. Or on amazon here: The One Inside: 30 Days To Your Authentic Self: Sollenberger, Tammy: 9780967688756: Books

You can visit my website Home - Tammy Sollenberger where you can download a free meditation on getting to know your "Should" parts. These are the parts who remind you of what you Should be doing. They may sound a bit harsh and critical at time. We all have them!

You can follow me at ifs.tammy on Instagram and Twitter and on The One Inside Facebook page here:  The One Inside: Internal Family Systems with Tammy Sollenberger | Facebook.

I'm 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.

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