Hey hello - How are you today? Thanks for coming back and reading more of the Discussing Dissociation blog. It's exciting to see the number of site viewers growing each week - I think you all must be spreading the news! I appreciate all of you who have already become regular readers, and thanks for telling your friends. As a follow-up to yesterday's post about giving- making- creating- providing new and … [Read more...]
Therapy for Dissociative Trauma Survivors
What is therapy? What is a therapist? What is the therapy process? And how can you tell if they’re any good? What is therapy? In my experience, therapy is about speaking the unspeakable. It’s the telling of things that you haven’t had the safety or the opportunity to tell before. It’s expressing your deepest feelings without have to edit or omit or pretend for the sake of someone … [Read more...]
Kathy, Why do You Work as a DID Trauma Therapist?
Why do I work as a DID trauma therapist? I’ve been told it would be soooo much easier and less stressful and probably more lucrative to sell shoes. However, I have devotedly worked with trauma survivors and their loved ones for over 30 years. During this time, I have come to appreciate the depth of pain, the atrocious injuries, the years of dysfunction, the heartbreaking losses, and the overwhelming grief … [Read more...]