Hello, This artwork series about Dissociative Identity Disorder has proven to be one of the most popular topics here at the Discussing Dissociation blog. Web statistics have shown several record setting “highest views” during this DID Artwork series. That’s amazing! I guess it’s pretty safe to assume the readers here are interested in these topics. That’s great! I’m very happy to carry on with these ideas and … [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...]
12 Tips for Reducing Shame
Need some tips for reducing shame? One of the hardest areas of healing work in trauma disorders is dealing with shame. For many survivors of sexual abuse, healing work involves learning about a lot of intense memories that leave them feeling a great deal of shame, humiliation, and embarrassment. These are difficult emotions to process, and the memory material is typically very overwhelming. Some survivors … [Read more...]
One Life to Live and Jessica’s Integration
Multiplicity has made it into the Soap Opera world. On the soap opera, "One Life to Live", the character named Jessica Buchanan has Dissociative Identity Disorder. In earlier episodes, Jessica spent a fair bit of time in an inpatient hospital unit addressing her trauma, her grief, etc. According to Jessica, she resolved her difficult emotional issues and dealt with her internal system conflicts so … [Read more...]
Introjects – What are Introjects?
I am frequently asked “What are introjects?” Most DID trauma survivors have introjects as part of their dissociative system, but there is a lot of confusion as to what introjects actually are. There is even more confusion about what to do with an introject when you find one. Introjects are alters -- an inside part of your system. They are a specific type of insider, but they are an inside part … [Read more...]