Experience Healing Through IFS (with Dr. Peter Malinoski)

interviews Feb 20, 2023


In this episode, you'll learn why healing experiences are essential for outgrowing porn. Dr. Peter Malinoski explains how the internal family systems model (IFS) can help us heal by meeting the five attachment needs we all have.


Clinical psychologist Dr. Peter Malinoski is president of Souls and Hearts and host of Interior Integration for Catholics, a podcast helping Catholics embrace their identities as beloved sons and daughters of God. Peter specifically addresses the topics of freedom from porn and masturbation in episodes 51-56 of his podcast. Contact Peter here.


Five Attachment Needs:

  1. A felt sense of safety and protection

  2. A felt sense of being seen, heard, known, and understood (attunement)

  3. A felt sense of being comforted, calmed, and reassured (soothing)

  4. A felt sense of being valued, cherished, and treasured (expressed delight)

  5. A felt sense of being supported in becoming one’s own unique best self


(from Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love by Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller - this is a paid link)


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