If you haven’t seen Inside Out Trailer yet, the new Pixar 3D movie, you must. It clearly illustrates the life of an 11 year old girl from the creative and sassy inner workings of her mind and all the parts of her that interplay in how she views and interacts in the world. Here’s a message from Richard Schwartz, founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS), on how closely this movie depicts the work done using the IFS model.
Message from Dick
I watched Pixar’s new movie, Inside Out, through several different eyes simultaneously. Parts of me were caught up in the drama, excitement, and pathos of the story. I found myself crying at different points, and enthralled throughout. These parts of me easily identified with Riley, the story’s protagonist, who as an 11-year-old girl is forced to move and becomes sullen on the outside but is hiding her inner sadness and fear. Those parts could also identify with Riley’s parts that we come to know well because they share the spotlight with Riley as central characters and have their own trials and adventures.