Hi, This is Easter weekend. For DID trauma survivors with a ritual abuse (RA) background, this is a very difficult weekend, full of difficult memories, painful emotions, and system conflicts. *** I’m going to speak of some of the horrors of ritual abuse – here is your trigger warning – for those of you that need one of those. *** With ritual abuse, anything that represented something … [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...]
Organized Perpetrator Groups for Mind Control, Sexual Exploitation, and Ritualized Abuses
I am writing this blog article in response to a blog comment / question sent to me re: the frequency of ritual / cult abuse. I am also going to clarify what the term "organized abuse" means to me. For the purposes of this blog response, I am going to give an answer based on my personal experience as a trauma therapist that specializes in Dissociative Disorders. Some day I will check into the official … [Read more...]
10 Life-Lessons I’ve Learned from Multiples, part 2
To continue the previous post, here are five more life-lessons I’ve learned from my years working with those with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID/MPD). By their life example, multiples have shown me: 6. Spiritual Strength even Under Persecution Most survivors with DID and long-term severe abuse have had various religious / spiritual connotations mixed in with that abuse, creating a version of … [Read more...]