This article is written for the child parts of the DID survivors that read this blog. Hey Kids, did you see the news yesterday? Hmmmm…. probably not, because most kids don’t watch the news. And because of that, I wanted to make sure to let you know about something I saw in the news that might interest you. Look! Look! They found something that looks like a real unicorn!! If you look … [Read more...]
Where Did I Put My Keys?
Last night I lost my keys in the office. It was a silly ordeal – they were hanging right where I last put them – but it took me awhile to remember where that was. I had a little help finding them, and I am really thankful that Mr. Janitor Man was so very kind. He was patient with me, looking everywhere with me while I retraced my steps of the evening. We looked under couches, in between cushions, under … [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...]
Picturing the Healing Process for Dissociative Identity Disorder
This set of picture-postcards demonstrates a passage through time for a trauma survivor with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID / MPD). These pictures show different phases of the dissociative healing process, and illustrate how healing occurs. Notice that they move from a more shattered, painful, chaotic place to a calmer, structured, organized place. Where there is originally nothing but a fragmented … [Read more...]
Can You Lead Your System?
Are you a leader? Do you know what it takes to be a leader? Multiples – trauma survivors with Dissociative Identity Disorder – experience life as plural. Dissociative systems may be internal sets of people, but they are still groups of people nonetheless. All groups of people need a leader they can look up to – someone they can trust, someone they can depend on, someone with their best interests in mind … [Read more...]