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...

How Core Beliefs Affect Your Life

Core beliefs shape how we interact with the world about us and are without conscious awareness. In other words, we are not always aware of our core beliefs but are affected by them daily.   This article will focus on core beliefs and how they influence our lives.  ...

Self-care and the Freeze/Fawn Response

Most people who have been through complex trauma know what it is like to experience the freeze/fawn response, even if they do not know it. We downplay our needs to complete the needs of others and find we cannot suppress our pain. Both freeze and fawn are trauma responses....