With so much pressure out in the therapeutic world to integrate, my question back to that, is why?? Dissociative trauma survivors need healing from all the wounding, and safety from any further abuse, yes, absolutely of course. And some blending will occur naturally with internal / external safety, with good communication, and with excellent internal team work. But what's wrong with experiencing a safe … [Read more...]
Integration: A Requirement for DID Therapy – Or Not?
Hello everyone, Thank you for continuing to read here at Discussing Dissociation while I was away. That's very much appreciated. Let's start up again with a complicated and somewhat controversial topic..... integration. What do you think about integration? Is it necessary or not? … [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...]
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...]