Hello! This post has been written by Laura, the Email Consultant here at Discussing Dissociation. She's new here, and I've asked her to write some answers to the kinds of questions we might expect people to ask. HOWEVER, I am sure you will have a question of your own that has not been covered in the list of questions below. Remember those articles about interviewing a new therapist ?? Well.... this … [Read more...]
Why Bother to Integrate if You’re Multiple?
With so much pressure out in the therapeutic world to integrate, my question back to that, is why?? Dissociative trauma survivors need healing from all the wounding, and safety from any further abuse, yes, absolutely of course. And some blending will occur naturally with internal / external safety, with good communication, and with excellent internal team work. But what's wrong with experiencing a safe … [Read more...]
Integration: A Requirement for DID Therapy – Or Not?
Hello everyone, Thank you for continuing to read here at Discussing Dissociation while I was away. That's very much appreciated. Let's start up again with a complicated and somewhat controversial topic..... integration. What do you think about integration? Is it necessary or not? … [Read more...]
Integration – A New Category and Nine Quick Opinions
Hello, hello ! I hope you are doing well today. This will be a short post, but I made an important update to the Discussing Dissociation blog and wanted to be sure that you all knew about it. I have been asked repeatedly about my views on integration. I’ve written posts and comments about this topic, but unfortunately, I didn’t create a “category” for these posts. So now, with around 400 articles on this … [Read more...]
United States of Tara is Integrated Now? Really?
So here we go again. The second season of the Showtime series "United States of Tara" starring the Emmy Award winner Toni Collette has begun. The first season was full of controversial episodes, and most of the survivor population with dissociative identity disorder was disappointed and angered by the series. Even though some of the best-known trauma psychiatrists were allegedly acting as advisors for the show, … [Read more...]