Yes, a new podcast interview!
This time, this podcast interview is hosted by Becky from “That B Word”. Becky asks lots of questions about DID to Kathy from Discussing Dissociation. So yes, this podcast is very much about Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).
Becky and I had a wonderful conversation in July 2018 while I was visiting in Texas. When you listen to this podcast, you’ll hear that I’m having some trouble with Texas allergies — those darn allergies get me every time! So while I may sound a little funny, Becky was kind enough to just let me go on all kinds of tangents about dissociative issues.
We spoke late on a Friday afternoon….. and boy, oh boy, was I on a roll!
(Maybe it was that allergy medicine….. 🙄 )
That’s right — ol’ chatty Kathy was there, upfront and center, lol.
No, no, no — I’m still not multiple — but I certainly was in a funny mood this day, and talkative I was! Oh my goodness gracious, lol.
Becky was interested to learn about DID because dissociative issues and DID are not her usual area of expertise. Becky’s That B Word podcast is typically about Bipolar Disorder or BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). Becky adds Beautiful into the mix, because let’s face it, no matter what troubles people may have in their lives, they can still be beautiful.
That B Word: Becky, Bipolar, BPD, Beautiful.
Click below to listen to our chat:
Understanding DID with Kathy of Discussing Dissociation
Hosted by Becky of That B Word
Click here to read the podcast conversation:
Some of the topics on this podcast include:
- How did the Discussing Dissociation blog get started?
- What is Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)?
- Keeping trauma secrets from others in the system, and even from your own self.
- Why do insiders need to be separated from each other?
- What is dissociation?
- Do people with DID have psychotic episodes?
- The strength of dissociative walls.
- What is the time frame for DID survivor to get better?
- The importance of getting your internal system team working together.
- The importance of safety.
- What about flashbacks, trauma memories, self injury, confusion, and backlash?
- Why start with system work instead of trauma memories?
- What is a DID system?
- What if there is no genuine caregiver for the abused child?
- Where do you start getting help if you have DID?
- Getting to know your inside people, who they are, and why they are there.
- Learning about each other and finding out each other’s memories.
- Are there parts who have experienced nothing except trauma?
- Who is “the real person” when you have DID?
- Discussing Dissociation website info.
- Therapeutic Homework ideas for DID survivors.
- The Saddest Little Bear Dissoci-ACTION Story Pack.
- A Discussing Dissociation forum is in the works!
- Message from Kathy: Don’t give up.
- Where to find Kathy on social media.
And Becky, of course, has a whole listing of other excellent podcast interviews. To hear more of the information presented on That B Word, click HERE.
Our Own B Words
Now, in addition to listening to the podcast, I have another fun task for us to do.
That B Word is all about B words! As I mentioned before, there’s Becky, Bipolar, BPD, Beautiful.
NOW — it’s our turn.
When you think of DID and your system, what B Words come to mind?
I contributed B for Broady !!
And of course, B for Saddest Little Bear !! 🐻
And… a very dear nickname for me has been Broady Bear !! 🐻 🐻 😀
Okay, your turn. 🙂
What B words are coming to mind for you and your system?
Please write your B words in the comment section Below !
I wish you the very Beary Best in your Beautiful healing journey.
aka: “Broady Bear”
Copyright © 2008-2018 Kathy Broady MSW and Discussing Dissociation
Boy, Bitch, Bold, Black, Break, Brave, Bleak, Beautiful, Brain, Blast, Brownie Bear, Beaten, Better, Broady <3
Blond, braaf, beer, bar en boos, bewustzijn, bewustzijnsstoornis, bedenkelijk! Belastend, beroerd, bizar, bekneld, bezeten, bergaf, bergop…bah..
In my mother language…:):)
Ballet beause its the most beautiful way to express emotion when you have no other way
The “B” words that describe me:
badass, bitch, battling, bloodied, bewildered, brave, believer, brilliant, bashful, boisterous, brittle, bighearted, bonkers, betwixt and between.
Poet ZD says
Be Beautiful Because
Broad(ways of being)
Bolstered(by help from other parts)
Bewildered(by other people)
bitchy, brazen, bold, beautiful, bespectacled, brave, boring, baby, blunt…
I couldn’t think of more…
Mr D says
I enjoyed this the most. Becky was easy to hear She did nt not talk to fast. The questions were asked . Becky waited for the answers then asked more if she needed. You both covers a lot of facts .
The other two interviews you did on podcast, were hard to listen to, she interrupted you sometimes , Her questions and examples were very soft-spoken and hard to hear. Most of all she talked way to fast.
Living untitled says
Okay you asked for it.
Betrayed, Bitchy backstage, bad , bloody,bossy, bodyless ,blameful, bypassed , branched, brat, burly, blemished, bleak, bitter, barbaric , bashful, broken, befuddled, bizarre ,blunt , brave , bewildered, brunette, blond, bighearted, brilliant, beautiful, bouncy, bright babyish best bestie, bionic , bonanza, bountiful
’round these parts, we call one of our fronts “B”, just “B”. It’s her first initial since she doesn’t like her name and can’t stand hearing it.
ps. I think I found another tag for us; ” ’round these parts” – catchy. lol
When I add my email , it never lets me click on joining the site, it’s where the arrow is pointing at what to click on and when I click nothing happens, so frustrating. I wanted to read 101 ways to see DID, thank you Julie Plott
Kathy Broady MSW says
Thanks for posting — it’s good to hear from you. I’m sorry you’re feeling frustrated AND …. I have good news for you.
I’ve removed your email from your comment, but I’ve passed it on to the Client Care Team. Claire will help you find the link for the 101+ Ways to See DID. And… from my records, it looks like you’ve already signed up for the Discussing Dissociation Newsletter list in the past, so that’s why it’s not letting you do it again. You’re already here!
And now, you’ve figured out how to post comments, so you’re all set to post as many comments as you want now. You’re doing better than you thought you were!
Welcome to DiscussingDissociation, and I hope you feel comfortable posting again soon.
I’m sorry, but I think of BAD!