It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in the US, and besides the wonderful traditional family meal and pleasant times with my kids, this time frame reminds me of something else. Discussing Dissociation has been up and visible for nearly one year now. Yep, in a few days, it will be a year already! Wow. Where has the time gone??!!! There is truth to the saying that time flies, or is it because time flies when … [Read more...]
Introjects – What are Introjects?
I am frequently asked “What are introjects?” Most DID trauma survivors have introjects as part of their dissociative system, but there is a lot of confusion as to what introjects actually are. There is even more confusion about what to do with an introject when you find one. Introjects are alters -- an inside part of your system. They are a specific type of insider, but they are an inside part … [Read more...]
United States of Tara – Going too Far
Okay. So I was all kinds of optimistic and hopeful that the Showtime series, United States of Tara, would be a positive statement for Dissociative Identity Disorder. After all, Showtime interviewed Dr. Richard Kluft, an informed psychiatrist, one of the founding fathers of the treatment of DID/MPD. That was a good sign, wasn't it? Well. As a trauma therapist with 20+ years of clinical experience working with … [Read more...]
10 Life-Lessons I’ve Learned from Multiples, part 1
No, I'm not a multiple. I do not have multiple personalities. I do not have Dissociative Identity Disorder. But I know multiples very well. I am a trauma therapist who has worked almost exclusively with people with dissociative disorders. I met my first DID survivor 30 years ago. Since then, I have met more multiples than I can count, and I have spent hours and hours and hours each week -- and most … [Read more...]