Trauma, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and SMART Goals

Trauma, dissociative identity disorder (DID), and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) go hand-in-hand. You cannot have CPTSD without first experiencing repeated and severely traumatic events, but that is unusual, and trauma causes DID to form. However, you can experience trauma without forming CPTSD.   What is trauma, and how...

Acknowledging Grief

Grief is an emotion that no human is spared. We lose a loved one and spend the rest of our lives thinking about them when something familiar triggers them back to life.   This article will examine grief, its stages, and how we must learn to accept it as...

Happy Thanksgiving Funny Page

Well, it’s here again, the first of several holidays we are forced to celebrate. Remember, if you cannot stand your family of origin, seek a family choice. Here are a few jokes to lighten your week. Always remember, even though I don’t know you personally, I care for you....

Healthy Attachment of Therapists and Their Clients

Normal or appropriate attachment is a therapist who shows interest in your problems, is sensitive to your feelings, seems pleased to see you (but not in a selfish way), and respects you. Normal attachment allows you to feel valued and safe.   This article shall focus on attachment styles...

Guest Post

If you liked the piece, I wrote about dissociative fugue, you’ll love the article written by Kaitlin Berg and Kristen Fuller.   Dissociative Fugue: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment...

Are You a Doormat?

Relationships are complicated. No one would argue with that. Learning about someone else’s quirks, needs, and boundaries is complicated, and sometimes the other person doesn’t reciprocate your interest.   This article will explore the doormat in a dysfunctional relationship and how to build healthy boundaries to protect yourself.  ...

New DID Magazine!

There is a new magazine out that is specific to dissociative identity disorder! It is put out by Multiplied by One and is called Real Eyez Nation Magazine. It is full of interesting information that can help you in your healing journey. The magazine is available in either virtual...

Burnout from Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dealing with the issues that surround dissociative identity disorder (DID) and complex trauma is very difficult. The memories, alters, and therapy tends to fill our days with never-ending trauma leading to burnout.   This article will focus on burnout with its signs and symptoms and ways to help yourself...

An Introduction to EMDR for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

There is much interest mentioned lately on our platform of people wanting to know more about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This piece is devoted to exploring EMDR and how it can benefit someone living with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) or dissociative identity disorder (DID).   The...

Treating Complex Relational Trauma

Complex relational trauma is the cause of complex post-traumatic stress disorder, a mental health issue that alters lives. Many people have experienced complex relational trauma but have no idea how to manage or treat it.   This article shall focus on this type of trauma and a specialist in...

Got Hope?

I am sorry I haven’t written on my blog for a while. I was very sick with RSV, the virus infecting many children. I’m better now, but I began to think about the topic of hope while I was sick.   This article will focus on hope for those...

Dissociative Identity Disorder and Complex PTSD

By now, if you have been reading our blog, you have heard about the distressing symptoms of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) and some of its coexisting diagnoses.   However, you may not be aware that the same type of childhood trauma that causes CPTSD causes many other mental...