Interested in hearing a podcast interview about Dissociative Identity Disorder?
This podcast interview was hosted by Matt Pappas — a Certified Life Coach, who specializes in overcoming anxiety and trauma recovery. Matt is a trauma survivor and is a dedicated Mental Health Advocate.
Beyond Your Past Radio is part of the Mental Health News Radio Network. Beyond Your Past Radio has thousands and thousands of listens, and is heard in over 60 countries. It’s an amazing resource!
I had a great time talking with Matt, and it was a genuine honor and a delightful privilege to have this opportunity. I hope you enjoy this 41-minute conversation, and hear lots of helpful bits that are useful for you and your system.
Published: November 8, 2018
Intro about Kathy, Kathy’s experience with DID, places worked, etc.
What is DID?
Addressing DID — so much to learn!
The stigma about DID — are dissociative survivors “crazy” or “faking it” or psychotic?
How many people have DID?
How DID is caused — a very genuine, creative, and complicated response to a very severe and complicated trauma that starts in childhood and expands through the years
What types of trauma contribute to the development of DID?
When there is no escape, and no help to survive the trauma…
Is it a good idea to talk to the different parts of the system or to talk only to the “real” person?
Who is the real person?
When the insiders get stuck and frozen at a specific place and time…
Distinct presentations, vs. mixed groupings of insiders present
Describing DID with a chocolate bar metaphor!
Losing time — what is really happening, what it is, how common is it?
How to overcome dissociative amnesia and lost time
Tips for spouses/ partners, accepting your spouse’s parts and their entire system
Spouses need support also — it’s complicated for partners too!
Safety. What if the survivor is still experiencing harm, danger, pain, violence, or abuse?
Importance of doing DID system work and how internal teamwork helps to solve problems
The troubles with starting with memory work too soon
Importance of being connected to the here-and-now
Barky Joe Bob — ol’ Joe had his own things to say on this podcast!
Upcoming 1oth year anniversary of DiscussingDissociation.com
Various resources available at Discussing Dissociation
I hope you take the time to listen to this podcast! If so, what did you think?
Your thoughts, comments, and questions are welcomed, of course.
And if you enjoyed this podcast, please remember that Matt is an experienced podcast interviewer, and has many other excellent podcast interviews recorded before this one. You can learn lots and stay very busy listening to all of these excellent interviews!
I hope you are inspired by Matt’s example. There are many ways to advocate for Mental Health, DID, and Dissociative Disorders! Please share these podcasts with your friends, loved ones, and your mental health team. Also, I hope these interviews encourage you to help educate the world about the truth about DID, in whatever way that fits for you. Hopefully Beyond Your Past Radio will inspire you to advocate even more!
Thanks again for listening. I appreciate it!
I wish you the best in your healing journey.
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