I am not sure who wrote the following list of “Do’s and Don’ts for Singleton Friends of Multiples”. This list was e-mailed to me years ago by a person with Dissociative Identity Disorder, saying this list was comprised by an anonymous group* of multiples. I am sure that there could be many other suggestions added to the list, but for today, I will post it in exactly the same format as I received … [Read more...]
Is Your Life How You Want It to Be?
I’ve been thinking for hours now about what kind of profound post I would make at the beginning of this new year. Or this new month. Or this new day. My words are still trickling in slowly…. So, while I’m thinking, I’ve decided to ask you all what you are thinking…. What are your goals this year? this month? this week? And, seriously, if you could rule the world, what would you do? What changes would you … [Read more...]
10 Qualities Therapists Recognize in Good Clients, part 2
Hello, I hope this day finds you doing well. The first part of this article certainly caused a little stir, and maybe raised a few eyebrows along the way. Please know, my intention in posting these blogs is not to offend anyone. If you have any questions or concerns about anything I've posted, please comment and let me know what you're thinking! And here's a big Thank You! to the folks who did comment to the … [Read more...]
Blocking Therapy vs. Therapeutic Mismatch
Let's start with Castorgirl's comment to the article "Therapy for Trauma Survivors": Hi Kathy, An interesting post. It raises many issues that have been a struggle over the last three years of therapy… The question whenever things don’t seem to be going well in therapy always seems to come back to - “Is this our fault?” Are we sabotaging our own recovery, misinterpreting what has been said or … [Read more...]
Are Specialized Trauma Therapists Necessary?
What advantages are there to having a trauma therapist specializing in Dissociative Disorders? I am writing this post in response to a question asked by BehindtheCouch. BTC wrote, “do you think that a “trauma client” (ie one with PTSD or a dissociative disorder) should necessarily be treated by a specialised “trauma therapist” or, in your opinion, could any therapist who has the skills … [Read more...]