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Reconciling the ruptured self mentorship

"For most of my life, my mind felt like a battlefield. On the battlefield were dozens of competing and conflicting voices. Each voice represented different fears, goals, and agendas, each one with different coping strategies and defenses. I felt pulled in all directions, and no matter what I did, no matter which voice I followed, I rarely felt successful or at peace, because some part of me was disappointed or abandoned. This internal war forged a deep well of shame, self-hatred, and hopelessness, which only made the war rage on. I felt fractured, broken, and exhausted. Constantly at odds with myself. Always in pieces. Never whole."

Sara - Mentor for the Reconciling the Ruptured Self Mentorship

This recovery mentorship will focus on the basics of Parts Work, a compassionate framework that helps complex PTSD survivors navigate their conflicted and fragmented selves by externalizing parts, identifying their needs, and creating inner resources to meet those needs. The goal of this program is to help you become aware and more familiar with your inner world and the conflicts that show up there while offering you some solid skills for navigating and meeting the needs of different parts.

What is parts work?

Parts Work is the framework we use to heal our inner conflicts. Inner conflicts can look like unwanted trauma responses, procrastination, shame, fear of intimacy or connection, and more. Within the conflicts, we find parts of ourselves that are at odds with each other over how to handle the issue. Each part is playing a role within our inner psyche, like characters in a play. Some parts play a protective role. Some parts hold pain. Some parts manage day to day tasks. As we come to know our parts and their needs, we build the capacity to be the director - to navigate and guide our different parts, teaching them to work together. Through a parts work framework, we can develop self-trust and compassion, as well as choice and empowerment.

​You will:

  • Learn about the inner war, fragmentation, and how Parts Work will help you address inner conflicts.

  • Utilize both art and writing to make a mind-body connection between yourself and your parts.

  • Create an "Anchors to Self" toolbox to use while working with parts.

  • Identify and name protectors and wounded parts: fight, flight, freeze, fawn.

  • Learn how to separate or "unblend" from parts as you work with them.

  • Identify and name healing inner allies: observing, curious, compassion, and caregiving parts.

  • Learn how to dialogue with protective and wounded parts, bringing understanding to their experience and attention to their needs.

  • Practice conversations at the inner table with your trauma-related parts and their healing allies.

This program consists of six sections:

  • Understanding the Inner Battlefield

  • The Basics of Parts Work

  • Identifying Inner Protectors and Managers

  • Identifying Wounded Parts

  • Growing Inner Healer and Allies

  • Navigating the Inner Table

What is covered in the reconciling the ruptured self program?

the program schedule

Reconciling the Ruptured Self Week by Week

Introduction to Reconciling the Ruptured Self

Week 1: Getting Oriented


Understanding the Inner Battlefield

Week 2: The Inner War and Shame

How Shame Is Internalized

Week 3: The Inner War and Our Nervous System

Trauma Responses

Dissociation as a chronic freeze response


The Basics of Parts Work

Week 4: Understanding the Framework

Cultivating Curiosity and Compassion

Anchors to Self Toolbox


Identifying Inner Protectors and Managers

Week 5: Naming and Externalizing Protectors and Managers

Why Naming is Important

Differentiating from Inner Protectors and Managers

Week 6: Understanding the Motives of Your Inner Protectors and Managers

Becoming an Observer

Seeking to Understand Instead of Judge


Week 7: Cultivating Rest Practices


Identifying Wounded Parts

Week 8: Understanding Triggers and Externalizing Your Wounded Parts

Exploring the Idea of an Inner Child

Week 9: Understanding the Needs of your Your Wounded Parts

Crisis Care and Long Term Care Plans

Introduction to Grief Work

Growing Inner Healers and Allies

Week 10: Identifying the Inner Resources You Need to Heal

Qualities of Your Inner Healers

Week 11: Creating and Growing Inner Healer and Ally Parts

What tools do your Inner Healers and Allies bring to the table?


Navigating the Inner Table

Week 12: Envisioning Your Inner Table and Introduction to Parts Dialogue

Creating a Safe Listening Space

Week 13: Practice at the Inner Table

Exploring Parts Dialogue More Deeply


Week 14: What are my next steps?

what type of support do I receive through mentorship?

  • 14 Weeks of online learning modules on complex trauma recovery topics

  • A program workbook designed for self-discovery and reflection

  • Weekly exercises to help you build a recovery toolbox

  • Weekly one hour Zoom mentoring calls with Sara

  • Weekly meeting reflection notes and healing tools to consider

  • Support throughout the week via instant messaging

  • 3 support group Zoom calls with other mentees in the program

  • Access to previously completed mentorship learning modules

  • Priority access to Survivor Circle workshops held outside of mentorship

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Financial Investment for Program:

14 Automatic and Scheduled Weekly Payments of $150

Apply to the survivor wise mentorship program

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