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:
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”
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