IIC 112: Assuaging Raging Hearts and Parts: Managing Anger with IFS Way of Understanding Myself and Others



Summary

In this episode, Dr. Peter takes a closer look at an alternative way to manage, work through, and let go of anger, informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS), and especially by the work of Jay Earley. After a brief review of the major tenets of IFS, we discuss how to work through the different ways that manager parts, firefighter parts, and exiled parts hold and manage anger. We look at the functions of anger in the internal system and especially at the process, the steps of working through and resolving anger held by parts in different roles. Then Dr. Peter discusses how parts of him hold and respond to anger in a particular subsystem of parts within his broader internal system.