Yes, a new podcast interview! This time, this podcast interview is hosted by Becky from "That B Word". Becky asks lots of questions about DID to Kathy from Discussing Dissociation. So yes, this podcast is very much about Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Becky and I had a wonderful conversation in July 2018 while I was visiting in Texas. When you listen to this podcast, you'll hear that I'm … [Read more...]
Sleeping vs Time Loss – How can You Tell the Difference?
I have a big question for you. For DID survivors, how can you tell if you have been sleeping, or if you've switched and lost time. Sleeping or time loss? Resting, or amnesia? I’ve been asked these questions, and since I’m not multiple, I can’t answer them from personal experience. I can only answer from what I've learned from listening to hundreds of dissociative folks. So… of course, I’m happy to ask … [Read more...]
The Dangers of Losing Time
Quick Thought to Consider: I had a conversation this week that reminded me of a very important "thinking spot" for trauma survivors with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Which is worse -- being multiple? Or being dissociative? With multiplicity, you are leading a life combined with lots of others inside, making everything a plural existence. Being dissociative -- in the way that I am … [Read more...]
Integration – A New Category and Nine Quick Opinions
Hello, hello ! I hope you are doing well today. This will be a short post, but I made an important update to the Discussing Dissociation blog and wanted to be sure that you all knew about it. I have been asked repeatedly about my views on integration. I’ve written posts and comments about this topic, but unfortunately, I didn’t create a “category” for these posts. So now, with around 400 articles on this … [Read more...]
Do Dissociative Trauma Survivors Actually Lose Time?
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...]
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