Hello ! Here is Doris and Morris. Of course. Doris and Morris are the very best neighbors I have ever had. A horse, of course! Doris is the pretty chestnut mare, and Morris is the beautiful black gelding. Doris is younger, and spunky, and she happily canters over every afternoon for her very favorite treat -- pieces of bread. Bread, bread, bread! Doris could eat a whole loaf of bread every single … [Read more...]
Feeling Split about Anger
"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness" ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson What do you think when you see this picture? How does it relate to you? I like this picture. I don't agree with the wording, in its entirety, but I can see value in the message. First, let's talk about the picture itself. How does this picture represent the inner worlds, and internal systems of … [Read more...]
Integration: A Requirement for DID Therapy – Or Not?
I am well aware that many trauma therapists are highly supportive of the treatment goal to integrate dissociative selves. I have a different approach to this topic. Please understand I am not at all opposed to the idea of integration if that is what the person wants. However, that is a very complicated topic, and I'll discuss the integration issue from that perspective at another time. In my experience, by … [Read more...]
Therapy for Dissociative Trauma Survivors
What is therapy? What is a therapist? What is the therapy process? And how can you tell if they’re any good? What is therapy? In my experience, therapy is about speaking the unspeakable. It’s the telling of things that you haven’t had the safety or the opportunity to tell before. It’s expressing your deepest feelings without have to edit or omit or pretend for the sake of someone … [Read more...]