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Therapists, Do You Believe Your Client Will Heal?

The subject of therapists believing their client’s needs to be heard by those who treat any type of mental health problem. This is especially true for a diagnosis as frustrating as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). This article will hopefully send a message to therapists and those living with dissociative...

Normal Vs. Abnormal Dissociation

One might think that dissociation is an abnormal condition that only happens to people who have lived experience with childhood trauma. They would be wrong. Dissociation is a totally normal human reaction to boredom or becoming overstressed. What happens when dissociation becomes abnormal? What are the causes for the...

The Importance of Setting Firm Boundaries

As survivors, some of us suffer with the inability to recognize and enforce firm boundaries in our interpersonal lives. Yet, setting clear personal boundaries is vital to ensure that relationships are equally supportive, respectful, and caring. This article will explore personal boundaries and how to set them plus enforce...

The 4 Necessary Components and 5 Stages of Successful Psychotherapy

First recognized by Carl Rogers, there are components to psychotherapy that are experienced in the therapeutic relationship. The three basic ones become apparent when one researches the literature. This article will focus on the three vital components of psychotherapy, including unconditional positive regard, genuineness, empathy, and confidentiality, plus the...

Repressed Memory

Nothing has shaken the world of psychology more than the memory wars. This controversy began in the 1990’s in response to the growing number of people, mostly women, beginning in the 1980’s, who claimed to have suddenly remembered severe trauma in their early childhoods. At first, these accounts of...

8 Qualities that Make a Great Therapist

Choosing a therapist is one of the hardest, most emotionally packed things a person can do. However, upon finding a good match between the client and Therapist, healing is almost assured. There are a variety of types of therapists out there with many varying qualifications. There are social workers,...

Trauma and the Developing Brain

Childhood trauma does horrendous things to a child’s mind, body, and psyche. Why? What does it change in the developing brain, and how? This article shall explore neurotransmitters and how they affect the different brain regions of a child and how these effects can be felt into adulthood. We...

Flashbacks, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the Brain

Author’s Note: Most people who live with DID also have complex post-traumatic stress disorder so this article is pertinent to all my readers. Everyone experiences flashbacks. Most of the time flashbacks are benign   when they experience a trigger, such as the smell of fresh baked bread and it...

Your Brain and Dissociative Identity Disorder

You struggle with the devastating symptoms of dissociative identity disorder (DID), dealing with the emotional, relational, and economic consequences every day. However, have you ever wondered what is going on in your brain when you live with dissociative identity disorder?   This article will explore how the brain is...