Our Book Club
Reading can open your mind to new ways of thinking about the world. It can also help reduce stress, deepen understanding, sharpen critical thinking, and inspire engagement with others on a particular topic. In short, reading connects us to one another.
It’s why we created the Rivia Book Club – to serve as a bridge for communication. We’ll tell you what book we’re reading each quarter, with the hope that you’ll join us. Doing so can stimulate productive discussions and build on the sense of community between you and your mental health treatment team.
What We’re Reading Now
No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model
By: Richard Schwartz
What's it about? Discover an empowering new way of understanding your multifaceted mind―and healing the many parts that make you who you are.
Is there just one “you”? We’ve been taught to believe we have a single identity, and to feel fear or shame when we can’t control the inner voices that don’t match the ideal of who we think we should be. Yet Dr. Richard Schwartz’s research now challenges this “mono-mind” theory. “All of us are born with many sub-minds―or parts,” says Dr. Schwartz. “These parts are not imaginary or symbolic. They are individuals who exist as an internal family within us―and the key to health and happiness is to honor, understand, and love every part.”
Who is it good for?This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to learn about internal family systems, which is an exciting and effective psychotherapy technique.
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