Are you working with your internal system?
Need some ideas for where to start?
Once you get the basics of good communication figured out, it won’t be so daunting to reach the harder topics.
First, just get a general idea of who is there, what they do, and what kinds of things they know.
Build a friendly rapport. You’ll need some version of relationship with them before you can manage the tougher stuff.
I bet there is someone in your system you’ve never yet spoken with.
Try these ideas as you say hello to them.
For more ideas, have a look at this article as well:
Internal Communication – The Core of Treatment for Dissociative Identity Disorder
I wish you the best in your healing journey.
Copyright © 2008-2017 Kathy Broady MSW and Discussing Dissociation
Kathy I have a question my therapist hopes to work with a 10 years old tomorrow
My 10 yr old is ready to get through some pretty rough stuff any suggestions about warming up to this little girl
I was wondering if there is a Dissociative Disorder other than DID that can be so severe but a person may not not have parts/insiders involved? Like forgetting severe chunk’s of one’s past due to abuse from birth to adulthood? However, they may have physical and emotional memories but not the events themselves?
If so, how would that person be treated in therapy? Would it be pretty much the same or would there be significant differences?
Thank You – 🙂
Kathy Broady says
Good question. I can’t make any official comment on what that may be, but I have no doubt that people can block off and dissociate events-feelings-information in any wide variety of ways, including separating themselves from the very awareness of having internal parts. People can dissociate and separate themselves from whatever they need to separate from, so finding the “official label” might take a fair bit of work, and certainly lots more in-depth questions.
I wouldn’t get too stuck on that side of things tho’. Keep working on the information you have available, and be open to new information surfacing. Everyone I have worked with has had their internal system become more exposed and visible once they felt safe and secure in their healing process. Lots and lots of stuff stays blocked until you have the correct assistance, safe environment, and sufficient support to see more.
Sometimes it takes a lot of creativity, and a whole lot of willingness to hear emotionally painful news…. Not always an easy thing to do. Keep up your healing work tho’. You’re making progress, I’m sure of it.