Learning to Live in Your Body After Childhood Trauma

One of the most interesting side effects of childhood trauma is that many of us feel we are separated from our bodies. We acknowledge we have a body but view it as an inconvenient necessity that we prefer to ignore.   In this piece, we will focus on learning...

Dealing with Rejection as a Multiple

Every human on Earth knows the pain of rejection. Perhaps that date didn’t suit you or your boss. When one has dissociative identity disorder, rejection isn’t something we live through and recover quickly from.   What can we, as people living with dissociative identity disorder, do to increase our...

Strategies for Healing Dissociative Identity Disorder

There are approximately 1-7% of the world population (sometimes figured higher) who have dissociative identity disorder. However, most mental health professionals have either not taken the time to study DID or are trauma-informed.   This article will cover strategies to heal in therapy for dissociative identity disorder. Also, this...

The Lie That You Are Defective or Damaged Goods

Dissociative identity disorder is caused by severe and repetitive trauma in early childhood abuse, including sexual, physical, emotional, and verbal plus neglect or all of the above.   One of the unfortunate consequences of childhood trauma is that children who are traumatized will often internalize the messages given to...

The Tragedy of Parentification

I apologize for the lack of pictures in this post. Something was wrong with WordPress this morning.   Children should be allowed to be kids and grow up slowly and with joy. However, people who have survived severe childhood trauma did not have that option. Many were the victims...

Self-parenting and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Many who live with dissociative identity disorder fantasize about their birth parents showing up and loving them unconditionally. While we all know this isn’t possible, it leads to one conclusion: we must learn to parent ourselves.   In this article, we shall explore self-parenting when you have DID.  ...

Learned Helplessness and Childhood Trauma

Learned helplessness is a term I had never experienced until recently. I had felt helpless and out of control of my life, but the words learned helplessness took me by surprise.   In this article, we shall explore learned helplessness and what it means for survivors of childhood trauma....

Mindfulness

Have you ever had that day where you feel disconnected and pulled too many directions at once? Under those circumstances, it is difficult to concentrate, and you may feel overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed.   This article will tackle a subject we have written about before mindfulness. Mindfulness is a...

The Journey to Contentment

In this world we inhabit, there are stresses and pain that can cloud our ability to be content. Instead, we find ourselves caught in a repeating pattern of hope and disillusionment.   This article will focus on contentment, what it is, and how to achieve it.   What is...

Parental Alienation

Divorce or separation is messy and very hard on any children caught up in the process. Often, children worry about losing one or both of their parents, even when the divorce or separation is amicable.   But what happens when one parent decides to cause alienation between their children...

Self-Blame

According to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), 1 in 4 children living in the United States experience some type of maltreatment. Without a supportive adult to talk to, these children are doomed to grow into adults who blame themselves for what happened to them.   This article...

How Memories of Childhood Trauma Affect Us Today

Childhood trauma impacts every aspect of our lives. The things done in childhood reflect deeply on how we form and maintain relationships today.   This article will explore the different ways that memories of childhood trauma affect our lives.   Childhood Trauma     It would be advantageous to...