Changing the Future by Acknowledging the Past

Healing is Possible No series on how positive childhood experiences (PCEs) can mitigate the effect of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) would be complete without speaking about the future. Not only the futures of adults who are living with the scars left by ACEs but the future of children being...

Trauma and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Healing from dissociative identity disorder requires understanding what it is and how one forms it, and many other aspects of the disorder.   Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is believed to be caused by trauma. This article will explore the relationship between trauma and DID. What is Trauma? Trauma is...

Dealing with Alters of Differing Demographics

Most people who live with dissociative identity disorder (DID) have more than two alternate selves. Alters can range from infancy to older people depending on the memories they harbor from the trauma experienced in the multiple’s past. What happens when the alters in a DID system have different sexes,...

New Book About DID

I read a new book lately that I found truthfully represents dissociative identity disorder (DID) called Brain Storm: A Life in Pieces by Dr. Shelley Kolton a rather famous gynecologist. I highly recommend the book Brain Storm as Dr. Kolton gives a gripping look at living life and healing...

The Long-Term Harmful Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse

This April we have been focused on childhood sexual abuse (CSA), a crime that can cause long-term harm even as the child grows into adulthood. 1in 4 women and 1 in 6 men alive in the United States today were molested sexually before the age of 18. This means...

Building Communication Between and Among Dissociated Alters

Learning to communicate among and with alters within a DID system is one of the most important lessons in healing. It is vital that one learn to hear and understand what is being held and hidden by alters in a system so we can open a dialogue about what...

Childhood Sexual Abuse During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been brutal on us all. Rising depression and anxiety plague our world more than any time in recent history, and it is not only adults who are affected. Children have been home from school living with adults who are out of work, out of money,...