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...]
Do Therapists Know Enough about Dissociative Disorders?
Hi, I'm trying something new today -- a blog poll. I'm not quite sure how they work yet, so other than asking people to click their answers... I can't really explain it yet. This will be new for me too! Update -- sorry, my poll isn't working -- but your written responses and comments would be greatly appreciated! However, I am very interested in knowing whether or not you all have found … [Read more...]
Body Memories – The Body Remembering
Body Memories -- ouch! In the television show "One Life To Live" -- Bess tried to rescue Jessica one more time by taking baby Chloe and going on the run. Their secret had gotten out -- baby Chloe belonged to someone else and the dear little one was not Jessica's baby at all. Tess was angry with Bess for trying this last stunt. Every time Bess looked in the mirror, she would see Tess's angry face … [Read more...]
30 Potential Blocks in the Therapy Process for Dissociative Trauma Survivors
The healing process for dissociative trauma survivors is very long, involved and complex, and of course, the therapy process for the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder is full of many potential blocks, complications, detours, messes, digressions, etc. The article, 50 Treatment Issues for Dissociative Identity Disorder, lists out many of the steps involved in trauma therapy. How can dissociative trauma … [Read more...]