This talk was delivered by Rukmini Iyer, Director, Exult! Solutions (www.exult-solutions.com) at HELP Library, Mumbai in Nov 2015.
The battle with our inner critic is one that a lot of human beings perennially go through. According to the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model, the inner critic plays the role of a protector – it has the good intent of trying to safeguard us from touching an exiled part that stores unpleasant experiences/bad memories. The motive of the inner critic therefore is to criticise us and pull ourselves down so that we do not attempt to create a potentially unpleasant experience. However, inner critics do sabotage a lot of our aspirations and may limit our life experiences and hence need to be dealt with actively. The speaker delves into the matter of engaging with the inner critic, in this talk.
This is the second talk in the series on Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model, by Rukmini Iyer, Director, Exult! Solutions (www.exult-solutions.com) at HELP Library, Mumbai in Oct 2015.
The speaker delves into the types of relationships one has with one’s parts and specifically focus on the role of the ‘Protector’. The protector is a part of us that carries the burden of protecting the Self from harm. In the long run, it is important to release the memory/belief of harm that may stem from past experiences, and release the energy of the protector, so that the Self may take over the system and bring back the natural balance.