Hello! Here is it -- your list of qualities found in an really good therapist. It's a really loooooooooong list !! There are almost 150 descriptions of what an exceptional therapist looks like, and the kind of therapist that DID trauma survivors need. Very thorough! :-) Remember that discussion in the Our Complicated Selves area? Well.... I've combined the answers provider by YOU, the readers of … [Read more...]
Freedom of Choice and Client Empowerment or Therapeutic Exploitation?
I would like to make a follow-up comment from a comment made on the “What Would Your Perfect Treatment Plan Look Like?” blog. Specifically, a portion of heartofindigo’s comment includes the following paragraph: a final comment: I wish that T’s would do exactly what you are doing, and ask. I have heard of so many… can’t think of a way to put this delicately… asinine demands on the patient. like the … [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...]
I Had a Great Time – Thanks for Asking
. *** trigger warning for dissociative trauma survivors *** The collage and the material discussed in this blog is emotionally intense and could be triggering. Please be sure that you are in a safe place before reading further. . Trauma survivors with dissociative identity disorder often have to live a double life. There is the public face, full of pretty smiles and general surface chatter that says “I’m fine”, … [Read more...]
What Did Your Mother Teach You?
Mother’s Day. Mother's Day is a hard day for a lot of dissociative trauma survivors. It’s a day full of mixed emotions, painful longings, unhealed heartbreak. It's so complicated, especially when you think about how important mothers are to their children, and what their behavior teaches their children. Mother's Day hurts the people who were hurt so much by their mothers. Mothers are a complicated subject, … [Read more...]
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