Have you ever had this experience? When you know you are DID, and you know you have inside people, and AFTER they are used to having time to come out, to talk, to be heard, and to express their feelings, THEN you get into some social situation where all your insiders have to tuck back inside again? I’m referring to times when your inside people no longer get to present in the outside world, and no longer … [Read more...]
10 Big Benefits of Being on the Email List for Discussing Dissociation
Why, Kathy? Why should I join the email list for Discussing Dissociation? What's the point? Are you going to spam me ? Are you going to hassle me ? Absolutely not. In the emails, I just talk to you. Everyday chatter. If you have any wondering about who I am as a person, these emails will be me just being me. You'll get to hear stories and background information that's not posted on … [Read more...]
Where Did I Put My Keys?
Last night I lost my keys in the office. It was a silly ordeal – they were hanging right where I last put them – but it took me awhile to remember where that was. I had a little help finding them, and I am really thankful that Mr. Janitor Man was so very kind. He was patient with me, looking everywhere with me while I retraced my steps of the evening. We looked under couches, in between cushions, under … [Read more...]
Picturing Dissociative Identity Disorder: Their Own Little Worlds
This picture is an example of an internal landscape for a trauma survivor with dissociative identity disorder. Internal worlds are very real, and they sometimes feel more real than the external world for certain parts. Internal worlds are more than having an imagination. They are interactive, busy, alive places. Some survivors with DID have trouble looking inside. Many people say they can hear things, … [Read more...]
Picturing Dissociative Identity Disorder: "Self Portrait"
Hello, :-) In a previous blog post, I made a request for artwork about Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID / MPD). Sometimes it is easier to describe experiences through images than through words. I send a special thank you to the different dissociative trauma survivors who have been willing to contribute to this project. I will add various pictures and related comments as I receive … [Read more...]