How do you define yourself? I saw this beautiful poem tacked to the wall of a kind and generous charitable organization. I read it over and over, and couldn't leave without writing it down. I do not know the author, but whoever they are, they have put a wonderful, inspiring message out. I am pleased to be able to share it with you. So many of you feel defined by what has happened to you, or by what your Abusers … [Read more...]
Do You Need Faith to Overcome the Effects of Trauma?
FAITH ??! Do you need faith to overcome the negative effects of trauma? Faith? Isn't that a religious or spiritual term, Kathy? Don’t worry – I’m not a preacher – I’m not going to preach at you. But I do believe in a thing called faith. I do believe there is goodness and light in the world. And I believe there is evil and darkness in the world. There can be many complex, complicated … [Read more...]
Internal Communication – The Core of Treatment for Dissociative Identity Disorder
Continuing with the topic of Internal Communication, I ended the previous article, Overcoming Instability Issues and Unsuccessful Memory work with this list of Dissoci-ACTION steps: Focus first on relationship building with your parts. Get to know them. Talk to them. Learn their names. Overcome your fears of who they are. Appreciate their strengths. Develop friendships with them. I … [Read more...]
Is Your Life How You Want It to Be?
I’ve been thinking for hours now about what kind of profound post I would make at the beginning of this new year. Or this new month. Or this new day. My words are still trickling in slowly…. So, while I’m thinking, I’ve decided to ask you all what you are thinking…. What are your goals this year? this month? this week? And, seriously, if you could rule the world, what would you do? What changes would you … [Read more...]
10 Qualities Therapists Recognize in Good Clients, part 2
Hello, I hope this day finds you doing well. The first part of this article certainly caused a little stir, and maybe raised a few eyebrows along the way. Please know, my intention in posting these blogs is not to offend anyone. If you have any questions or concerns about anything I've posted, please comment and let me know what you're thinking! And here's a big Thank You! to the folks who did comment to the … [Read more...]