Are you thinking about MONTANA as much as I am ???
One of my most favorite writing exercises is the acronym writing exercise. If you’ve spent any time with me at all, you’ll hear me say that, and suggest you write a few. One of the DDCF forum member is particularly good with acronyms, and has written hundreds of them. This member of our Writing Team has agreed to share another acronym with you. (Thank you, Olga!)
The acronym-style of writing allows for lots of inside people to have their say, and express their feelings in a creative way that may not have been allowed to be said when asked a direct question. If you genuinely let yours insiders participate in the writing, and let them share their thoughts on paper, you will be able to learn a lot from them. Let them use their own handwriting and their own words. The more authentic they can be, the better!
Not sure what an acronym is?
Here is a fun example of the FIRST step of acronym writing. The process goes on, a little deeper than this, but here today, I’m showing just the first step. The initial acronym paragraph can lead to layers and layers of more acronyms as you select more and more of the key phrases. This is a process we will be exploring in Montana.
For today, I’ll share this fun acronym as a positive starting place for you. IF YOU were to write words and paragraphs for this phrase, what would YOUR acronym say?
GETTING READY FOR P4 RETREAT: MONTANA 2022
Grateful, Energy, Time, Taste, Inside, Need, Guts,
Rules, Excited, Anticipate, Doubt, Year,
Forgotten, Outside, Resist,
Risk, Easy, Trust, Return, Eat, Around, Triggered,
P4 DID Conference . com
Head over to that P4 site, and click through the pages of information. You’ll find:
- Basic information
- Registration information
- Our daily agenda
- Some of our activities
- What to pack
- Travel Information
- A gallery of pictures
- Archived treasures from P4 Phoenix and P4² in Chicago
- More and more info added each week. Keep checking back!
Oh, and be sure to bring your pens and notebooks for acronym-writing! I’ll show you how to get even further with this writing exercise.
Copyright © 2008-2022 Kathy Broady MSW and Discussing Dissociation
Thank you kathy for making such a safe and loving and fun place at the retreat. Thank you for doing so so so sooooo much hard work to help every one feel safe and loved and giving everyone so much attention even when you were tired and needed a break but you still were happy and nice and making sure everyone was ok. Next time do this in the summer ok so we can stay the whole time.
How I wish I could attend one of your events Kathy! My time on the forums has been one of the best learning experiences of my life concerning MPD/DID.
Perhaps you might consider having an event in the Southeast part of the US.? That would be wonderful. There are some wonderful venues in that area of the country.
Thank you so much for all you do in behalf of us who suffer and are learning to live with our systems in tact.
Leigh Hankins says
I have been working with DID’S for over 25 years off and on.
Have a masters degree in Christian counseling. Still working with one gal.
Most of your information is what I have learned throughout my journey with DID. Do you have training for DID healers?