Hello, hello ! I hope you are doing well today. This will be a short post, but I made an important update to the Discussing Dissociation blog and wanted to be sure that you all knew about it. I have been asked repeatedly about my views on integration. I’ve written posts and comments about this topic, but unfortunately, I didn’t create a “category” for these posts. So now, with around 400 articles on this … [Read more...]
Depression and Dissociative Identity Disorder, part 1
So you're depressed, and you're DID. That feels like a double whammy already, so what do you do now? Depression and DID go hand in hand for many trauma survivors. They are not the same diagnosis, but can be closely knitted together. When you are DID, you might have some parts that are depressed, while simultaneously having other parts that are not depressed. Dissociative walls and amnesiac barriers can … [Read more...]
Introjects – What are Introjects?
I am frequently asked “What are introjects?” Most DID trauma survivors have introjects as part of their dissociative system, but there is a lot of confusion as to what introjects actually are. There is even more confusion about what to do with an introject when you find one. Introjects are alters -- an inside part of your system. They are a specific type of insider, but they are an inside part … [Read more...]
Using the Internal Landscape to Address Dissociative System Issues
As I’ve said over and over in this blog, internal communication -- people within the DID system talking to each other -- is absolutely central and crucial to the healing process. The inside parts need to hear each other, talk to each other, see each other, write to each other, etc. The more you all talk amongst yourselves, the better your healing journey will progress. Addressing and finding problem issues as … [Read more...]