One of the diagnostic criteria for Dissociative Identity Disorder is experiencing amnesia or lost time. While losing time may seem like an obvious hole in your every day life, it really might not be as obvious as it seems it could be. For dissociative trauma survivors, the sliding of time is a normal everyday way of life. It just is how it is, and time feels very different for DID survivors than it does for other … [Read more...]
Not Getting to Be Your True Self – But Whose Life is it Anyway?
Do you get to be your real self? I’ve been wondering what else I could teach about Dissociative Identity Disorder, using an episode of United States of Tara as the example. Then I remembered the last minute of a show about Buck and his emotional pain. And I thought more of how very painful and how very real that heartbreak is for Buck. Throughout this season two, Tara has struggled with the fact … [Read more...]
US of Tara – Sexual Confusion, Misconduct, and Acting-Out
. Oh boy. I didn’t have a chance to watch or write about last week’s episode of Showtime’s United States of Tara, so before the series got too much further, I thought I’d bring up the topic. First of all – it’s now really clear to me what people were referring to as triggering about episode two. The sudden sexual explicitness would be triggering to a lot of trauma survivors. If you haven’t yet seen this episode, … [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...]
CIA MIND CONTROL: Out Of Darkness Into The Light
I don’t typically use other web-sites as the source of my blog posts, but today I want to share some important information out there to my readers. Survivors of mind control need the validation and encouragement that this Press Release gives. I welcome discussions, questions and comments to the following information. Cathy O'Brien and Mark Phillips Cathy O'Brien and Mark Phillips share their true … [Read more...]