The first P in the P4 name belongs to PROCESS. What does the healing process look like for a dissociative system? The fundamental element of healing for a dissociative system involves an ongoing process of connection, communication, and compassion for all system members. It is the very complicated but deeply rewarding process of bringing those who were once forced apart back together as a … [Read more...]
P4 is Moving UP to the Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown on the Riverwalk!
WHERE is the next P4 DID Conference? So many people have been writing in and asking, so I'm just going to make a public announcement so you can begin to plan! Yes! Yes! It's all happening, and fast! The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown on the Riverwalk is our 2021 venue, and we are thrilled with this place. This hotel has a gorgeous location, the views are incredible, and the comfort and … [Read more...]
Art can Help! Art Reduces Anxiety and Depression and Increases Wellbeing
Have you heard that doing art reduces anxiety and depression, and increases feelings of wellbeing? Art is an important aspect of any survivors healing journey. I've been looking at artwork drawn by dissociative survivors this week, and it never ceases to amaze me how much I can see and understand about the person, or the dissociative system when I am trusted enough to see their artwork. Art is … [Read more...]
Are you alone, isolated, or separated from your emotional support? Do you see these 8 triggers for DID survivors?
During this extended time of "Shelter in Place," the COVID-19 quarantine processes, social distancing, closed borders, limited travel, worldwide lock-downs, millions of people, including dissociative trauma survivors, are required to stay home, unable to get out to their normal places of support and interaction. Right now, we are separated from and unable to meet with the people with whom we usually meet. … [Read more...]
Dissociative Identities Awareness Day on March 5
March 5th is Dissociative Identities Awareness Day, or DID Awareness Day. Either way you call it, March 5th is a day that meant to increase awareness of what is officially called Dissociative Identity Disorder. Of course, we used to use the term Multiple Personality Disorder. And nowadays, many survivors prefer the term: Dissociative Identities. Leave off the disorder part, thank you very … [Read more...]
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