Happy New Year!! Hello, hello! How was this past year? Was it a good year for you? Was it a rough year for you? Hmmmm…. Do you remember what kind of year it was for you? Teasing. :) That was a silly little joke for dissociative people, :lol: . Everyone, quick – check inside. Do they know how your year was? All kidding aside.... If you are unsure or blank, try asking your inside … [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...]
The Changing of the Seasons — Does This Impact You and Your System?
These days mark another season change. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be the first day of spring. For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, it will be the beginning of autumn. The first day of spring, the first day of summer, the first day of autumn, and the first day of winter are all significant and difficult days for many trauma survivors with Dissociative Identity … [Read more...]
20 Signs of Unresolved Trauma
Many people enter the therapy process with minimal awareness of their trauma history. When the trauma survivors are dissociative, they have the ability to block out an awareness of their trauma. They may know that their family had problems, or that their family was dysfunctional, etc, but they may believe they were never abused. However, blocking out conscious awareness of trauma does not mean … [Read more...]
Difficult Holiday Times
For many dissociative trauma survivors, various holidays and times of year are more difficult than other days. Some survivors may know they typically have a difficult time at the change of seasons, or when Easter-time comes, for example, but they may not have the memories or internal information to understand why they consistently have a difficult time at that time of year. Are you struggling more now … [Read more...]