In situations where dissociative survivors feel like they don’t lose time, it can be helpful to ask a lot of questions about how they experience life, time, recall, etc. There are a wide variety of reasons why systems get so tightly shut down from switching, (or from the appearance of switching), so it really depends on what else is going on. There could be other ways that the insiders are coming out, and for … [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...]
When a Perpetrator Dies….
Oh my goodness..... What were you doing on this day..... ? Flashing back to several years ago ...... **** Did you experience the social earthquake today? The sudden death of Michael Jackson today has caught everyone by surprise. Will he be more remembered as the King of Pop? Or will he be forever remembered as a suspected and accused child molester? Everyone will have … [Read more...]
United States of Tara – Going too Far
Okay. So I was all kinds of optimistic and hopeful that the Showtime series, United States of Tara, would be a positive statement for Dissociative Identity Disorder. After all, Showtime interviewed Dr. Richard Kluft, an informed psychiatrist, one of the founding fathers of the treatment of DID/MPD. That was a good sign, wasn't it? Well. As a trauma therapist with 20+ years of clinical experience working with … [Read more...]
30 Potential Blocks in the Therapy Process for Dissociative Trauma Survivors
The healing process for dissociative trauma survivors is very long, involved and complex, and of course, the therapy process for the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder is full of many potential blocks, complications, detours, messes, digressions, etc. The article, 50 Treatment Issues for Dissociative Identity Disorder, lists out many of the steps involved in trauma therapy. How can dissociative trauma … [Read more...]