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Being Human

May 21, 2024

In this episode, Dr. Gerry Crete explores parts theory through the fascinating lens of Marvel superheroes, The Lord of the Rings, Scripture, and the saints. A master at leading people into their interior life, Dr. Gerry leads an experiential activity to connect the dots between parts work and inner peace.

Discussed in this episode: 

  • What parts theory is (parts work, IFS, Internal Family Systems, Ego State Therapy)
  • How parts theory helps deepen our spiritual life
  • Within each human person, there is a multiplicity
  • Marvel’s “Avengers” movie as a portrayal of integration
  • We relate to the characters in the “Avengers” movie because in them we see something of ourselves
  • Parts work through the lens of The Lord of the Rings and the characters of Middle-earth
  • A guided experiential activity to make parts work practical and personal
  • What blending is and how unblending with parts gives access to our deep spiritual center
  • Insights of parts work from the writings of the saints and from Scripture
  • The sad reality that most people loathe themselves and how that limits love for others
  • The goal in therapeutic work is to experience inner harmony (when our parts are unburdened and integrated)

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