IFS works toward helping these parts exist in greater harmony. These parts can be the result of trauma or life experiences, and they all have their own perspectives, memories, and interests. They also serve protective functions. You pick up and push away different parts based on life experiences, and these parts interact with one another. Honoring and understanding all parts of yourself is the path to true healing.
If you’re interested in learning more, you can further your studies and/or reach out to someone who specializes in this. Trauma goes beyond the scope of a Health Coach, and it’s important to get support from a therapist or other qualified healthcare professional.