FAITH ??! Do you need faith to overcome the negative effects of trauma? Faith? Isn't that a religious or spiritual term, Kathy? Don’t worry – I’m not a preacher – I’m not going to preach at you. But I do believe in a thing called faith. I do believe there is goodness and light in the world. And I believe there is evil and darkness in the world. There can be many complex, complicated … [Read more...]
Understanding Child Parts in the Dissociative System
Child parts come in all shapes and sizes - small, tall, skinny, short, chunky, pristine, messy, filthy, princess-like, raggedy, male, female, quiet, noisy, screaming, crying, silent, confused, dazed, sleepy, busy, playful, happy, sad, angry, fearful, bouncing, babyish, stiff, awkward, hurting, numb. As different as they are, they all have similar qualities. They are typically some of the oldest, most knowledgeable … [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...]