What Users Are SayingHere is what users of Self-Therapy Journey say about their experience.
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"It gave me more of a perspective, like a snapshot of my history, so that I can figure out how I want to affect my future...It gives a sense of worth towards your purpose..."
"I was able to give words to what it was that was happening...I'm able to have a little insight and perspective on it...Not only did I benefit from my personal journey...even seasoned therapists can really benefit from doing the work. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend that someone do an initial exploration of the system and the process...Coming out on the other side is so freeing and so wonderful that it's really all worth it."
Self-Therapy Journey is brilliant. It's been an absolutely great experience to use it. I have done IFS in a phone situation in the class with Jay, who is one of the best at it, and this online system comes darn close. It covers all the bases. Every time I had a thought like, "What about this?" there was something in the online system to handle it. It’s complete. It covers every nook and cranny of what will occur with the pattern, what it’s like to live inside it, and what it takes to live a different way. That part of it is brilliant.
-- Athena Murphy
Going through Self-Therapy Journey helped me to understand that I had a much stronger Conflict-Avoiding Pattern than I had thought. It helped me to clarify different circumstances that contributed to this pattern and how this was still very present in my life today. I realized the importance of addressing issues instead of withdrawing. I mistakenly thought that I was contributing to more harmony but forgot to take into account all the resentment that I was building up.
Having tools and ideas how to address this pattern has already proved very helpful. It was important for me to see clearly that I have the right to express my personal needs, even if they differ from the needs of people around me. I do not need to put myself in "second position." My needs are as valid as anybody else's. I very much enjoyed the meditations that helped me to go deeper in my understanding of this pattern, and they also helped me in finding ways of changing my behavior.
-- Isabel d'Arenberg
This application has really helped me integrate parts in a way I didn't expect. I've done some therapy before and had someone say 'I want you to hold your inner child now' but in these meditations, I really GOT how this process could happen. These meditations were the most amazing part of this system.
I think this is a fabulous tool for people. This really helps you get familiar with the process of going through a pattern. You feel a sense of control, rather than being lost trying to figure yourself out with a book. This is interactive and gets you more engaged.
-- J. Glenn, multimedia designer
Self-Therapy Journey reveals a clear and logical pattern behind behaviors. I found the information easy to understand and helpful. With the insight came not only a sense of calm, but also a natural change to behavior that wasn’t challenging or forced. I see this application as a valuable tool for gaining deeper insight into self and in aiding to change unproductive patterns.
-- Jasmin C.
Self-Therapy Journey was recommended to me by my counselor. I didn't really know what I was getting into but it turned out to be an eye-opening experience and very beneficial to me. I didn't realize I had the Conflict-Avoiding Pattern, or exactly what that meant even, until I went through the steps of the web application. Now that I better understand my behavior, I can use this self-guided therapy to help me work on improving myself.
I used Self-Therapy Journey to modify a tendency of mine to be judgmental. With a relatively little amount of work, I was able to become more aware of this tendency in my daily life and reduce its occurrence considerably. The benefits have been considerable. Bravo to Dr. Earley for developing this helpful innovation.
-- Michael Karp
The interesting thing about resolving a long-standing pattern or issue is that it is later hard to recall exactly how it really was. Having worked through a pattern of judging and blaming using Self-Therapy Journey, I notice many areas of my life where there is now more ease and inner care. Events that would have triggered the old pattern now hold less charge and I am able to step back from old ways of thinking and behaving and attend to what I really need in each moment. This has helped my become more empowered in how I respond in the world and much kinder towards myself and others.
I found the application structured in such a way as to provide emotional and psychological support as well as encouraging my own inner knowing about the next right step for healing. I loved being able to move backwards and forwards through the program to really take in and process the healings and insights.
A great interactive program- if you want to really pinpoint the pattern that is keeping you stuck and develop the capacities to heal those triggers that activate them.
-- D.R. Ontario
I am grateful to have discovered Self-Therapy Journey and in the short time I have been using it, I feel I have benefited. Though I have read many self-help books, none of them have impacted me as much as this program. The Pattern System and IFS help me to see the big picture—to understand and investigate the parts of me that are responsible for behavior that up till now confused me. The program is complete and easy to understand. I look forward to using it as I discover my many parts and bring them into the light. What a gift this application is to the world!
-- Una Wan, M.D.
The guided meditations were the best part of Self-Therapy Journey. I felt lighter when I recovered and released a significant childhood memory as part of addressing the Abandonment Wound. The Inner Champion meditations were very powerful in reminding me of my support systems and what I want to ask from my Inner Champion. These are great benefits. The capacity to name and create images at different stages was quite helpful in tailoring my learning. Walking through the stages was interesting and the overall insights from the box checking and summary report was much more useful than I expected!
-- Karma Ruder
This application helped me to work out my People-Pleasing tendencies with my employees and my supervisor. I liked the lists of feelings and behaviors because they gave me a place to check in with myself about each of them to see if I was improving or if I still am falling into old habits. I also appreciated being able to create an action plan that I could quickly apply to my situation."
-- MW, manager
I used the practice plan in my real life and it helped a ton. I would not have done it if I hadn't had the plan. Usually, instead of just saying what I need to say, I take twenty minutes to overly gently lay it out so the other person doesn't get upset. In this instance, I was able to get out what I needed them to do for me and offer a benefit for them to do it. Without the fluffy words, what I want doesn't get lost in the mix.
-- Andrea King, Business Owner
I have done so much self-help, but this is exciting. It feels really personal. When you read a book or something, the words are the same for everyone. But when you can choose your own options and checkboxes, you feel like “Yeah, this is me.” I really like all the possibilities that I get to look into to see what contributes to my patterns. I don't usually expect a lot from online things, but this is very intricate.
-- Sandy Formento, Psychotherapy Intern
I believe Self-Therapy Journey is a great tool, especially for people like myself. Knowing that I can start and stop when I want, that I am not constrained by an appointment schedule, made me feel in control, and that is an important part in my healing process. The additional links to online material and meditation recordings make it easy to get all you need in one place. This is a wonderful idea.
-- O.C., Belgium
I found Self-Therapy Journey to be very useful for becoming aware of the limiting and negative internal patterns that drive my behavior in certain contexts. I was amazed with the online quiz that enabled me to determine the most likely patterns that I had. I recently worked on the Caretaking pattern which highlighted its influence in my life. After working with Self-Therapy Journey, I found that I could consciously choose to put a stop to the pattern, and step back from being unconsciously driven by it. The greatest benefit of using this application is its ability to reveal the hidden motivations behind our limiting patterns. I recommend it highly.
-- Nick Lal, Personal Development Practitioner
Self-Therapy Journey provides a much deeper level of work than I thought was possible online.
-- T.R., Dallas, TX
I was amazed with the ease of use of the system and how quickly it helped to identify areas in which I was having difficulty. I found the guided mediations helpful and listened to them several times until I could understand the intention and allow the process to continue. My practice session turned out beautifully; allowing me to experience cooperation with other. I learned to re-state confusing feelings in an accepting and loving way towards myself and others. I now understand that all these various parts have been working hard to protect me and that it’s OK to let go of those that are no longer serving me in this present moment. I look forward to continuing my journey with gratitude for making this possible at this time in my life.
I’m deeply grateful to have found this online application of IFS, as it takes the confusion out of the process, and allows me to get to the tools before I act on the urge to shut down. The Self-Therapy Journey checklists, meditations, and self-soothing tools have taught me how to work with painful feelings that I have avoided for years.
-- Colleen A.
Self-Therapy Journey provided me with a unique opportunity to explore and work on parts of myself from the comfort of my own home. The program is easy to navigate, very comprehensive, and clearly designed to allow for individual growth. Additionally, there are staff available to offer support and guidance with technical difficulties. If you are looking to gain awareness about where your emotional struggles stem from and how you can take practical steps to develop positive capacities which can replace negative patterns, this is just the right program.
A lifelong pattern: to control
Protecting me was its key role
A new approach, deep in my soul
Leads me to another goal
To trust that others also know
Of many paths, down which to go
With fresh ideas, they can show
So many ways to help me grow
Now I'm open to the flow
To gifts that come from those who know
How stifled thinking, due to pains
Can result in lifelong chains
And as I see the many ways
That these new paths affect my days
I'm grateful for this new-found view
An opening to life anew
--Anna Katrina Ramsey
After working on two patterns that have encircled my adult life in many different areas, I can say that I am free from their cycles. I can now have a new perspective in situations where in the past I would have felt emotions that would have held me to my typical reactions. I am enjoying the learning process of what opens new opportunities to be fulfilled in my life.
-- Lydia, Beverage Consultant
We all know what it's like to have our passions control us instead of us controlling them. Our emotions, at least mine, are a complicated tangle of past, present and future. Trying to sort them all out alone as a layperson could easily lead to despondency at the least. Enter Jay Earley and Self-Therapy Journey! This work navigates us through that sticky labyrinth of wounds with a clarity and compassion that lifts the soul. It understands how complex our history is and patiently and skillfully guides us towards healing. STJ illuminates a path that allows us to explore more deeply what we think we know about ourselves as we also become aware of and work with those more elusive elements. I'm very grateful for this opportunity!
-- Nadine O.
Doing this work on STJ has created a big shift for me in my Procrastination pattern. I couldn't get off the ground before and now I've started a new work project in my business. All the limitations from this pattern have eased and shifted. I feel unblended and that's been huge for me.
-- A. B., Investment Banker
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