Trauma And Dissociation Project

Trauma & Stressor and Dissociative Disorders, information & education, and Abuse awareness.
We post a lot about PTSD, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Child & Adult Abuse Awareness and the healing process.
Information
http://www.dissociative-identity-disorder.net
Community site http://sites.google.com/site/traumaanddissociation
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“Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.” Steven Wright #quote


traumatherapist:

Hey, I need your help! Based on the numerous requests that I get about free trauma trainings, I’m thinking of creating a FREE online course on trauma that anyone can take.  It will use the latest research and information to teach you about trauma in your own lives or get a sense of how to support others, or even notice things that others may miss in classmates and coworkers. 
But I need to get a sense of interest, especially since I’m talking with an established expert in the trauma field to collaborate on this and I want to demonstrate that there is substantial interest.  So REBLOG if you’d want to take this free course to be a certified TIP (which would mean nothing officially but something practically).  Also, you can send me an ‘ask’ with suggestions for topics if you think you have one that might be missed -traumatherapist

traumatherapist:

Hey, I need your help! Based on the numerous requests that I get about free trauma trainings, I’m thinking of creating a FREE online course on trauma that anyone can take.  It will use the latest research and information to teach you about trauma in your own lives or get a sense of how to support others, or even notice things that others may miss in classmates and coworkers. 

But I need to get a sense of interest, especially since I’m talking with an established expert in the trauma field to collaborate on this and I want to demonstrate that there is substantial interest.  So REBLOG if you’d want to take this free course to be a certified TIP (which would mean nothing officially but something practically).  Also, you can send me an ‘ask’ with suggestions for topics if you think you have one that might be missed -traumatherapist


Phase II: Overcoming the Phobia of Trauma Memories
For this middle step, the individual needs to learn to deal with external triggers and to accept all parts inside.
This step involves overcoming fear of insecure attachment to abusers, to a therapist, to address the loss of attachment by EP, and to overcome fear of childhood trauma memories. This is done by realization of trauma memories between parts, gradually rending dissociation unnecessary. The principal elements of trauma must be shared among ANP and EP which will result in an autobiographical narrative memory of the events. Integration of trauma memories is necessary but not sufficient for unification. Step III is required. -The Haunted Self p. 319-336

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Phase I: Overcoming the phobia of dissociative parts
For this first step the individual needs to realize they have a problem and want to work on it.
This first step involves developing internal empathy for all parts of the personality, as well as developing cooperation and the understanding and acceptance that all parts together make up the one individual. This sounds easy, but in reality a great deal of energy is spent dealing with external triggers and with inner conflict between parts.
-The Haunted Self p. 301-318
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Phase III: Unification/Fusion of the Personality For this final step the individual needs to overcome the phobia of other parts in the system, of their trauma memories and of the realization that the individual was severely abused. This step involves going beyond the integration of trauma memories, even though during this phase the individual will move spontaneously back and forth from phase II to phase III with new trauma memories emerging at the same time the individual is doing phase III work. In this phase expect painful grieving, relinquishment of long-held core substitute beliefs, and a struggle to adapt to new mental and behavioral actions . https://www.facebook.com/TraumaAndDissociation/photos/a.357820054319427.1073741828.357814604319972/471529842948447/?type=1


File:What is complex PTSD.jpg - Dissociative Identity Disorder, Dissociation and Trauma Disorders

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Integration is an ongoing process
Each time an ANP or EP become closer they are integrating. What many call coconsciousness and copresence is simply part of the process of integration . Dissociative boundaries that are highly impermeable are responsible for the lack of integration between dissociative states, (Howell, 2011 p.4, 134) and the goal of therapy (or self work) is to break down boundaries and allow communication between parts.

Memory work and unification
Once all memory work is done, the individual personality states are closer and dissociation is gone, then this is called unification. Some will incorrectly call this climax integration. Unification is when the symptoms of the disorder are healed and memory is now in narrative form. Some experts call this process fusion, but there is no fusion of parts so the term is misleading.

Integration work beyond unification
Integration can be an ongoing process done by those who have recovered from dissociative identity disorder, as well as those who have never had it. Dr. Daniel Siegel has done a great deal of work in this area.

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This is why I do what I do and I think why so many others that work on the Trauma and Dissociation project do as well!  I got this comment in my mailbox tonight.  I will let the person who sent it take credit if they want to be know.  It make my day!

""I really appreciate all your work on this, you sure are raising awareness for me, and it is very much appreciated. It’s the first time I’ve had a website I actually trust to give the link to others, there is so much rubbish on the web about DID!" https://www.facebook.com/TraumaAndDissociation/photos/a.357820054319427.1073741828.357814604319972/471065476328217/?type=1

This is why I do what I do and I think why so many others that work on the Trauma and Dissociation project do as well! I got this comment in my mailbox tonight. I will let the person who sent it take credit if they want to be know. It make my day!

""I really appreciate all your work on this, you sure are raising awareness for me, and it is very much appreciated. It’s the first time I’ve had a website I actually trust to give the link to others, there is so much rubbish on the web about DID!" https://www.facebook.com/TraumaAndDissociation/photos/a.357820054319427.1073741828.357814604319972/471065476328217/?type=1


A bit of history on Multiple Personality

VI. A bit of history - DSM II
The first time there was mention of the subject of this site in the DSM was in volume II under the heading of Neuroses (300). On page 39, are the subheadings including “hysterical neurosis conversion type (300.13).” As a subheading under this was “hysterical neurosis dissociative type (300.14) which was described as “In the dissociative type, alterations may occur in the patient’s state of consciousness or in his identity, to produce such symptoms as amnesia, somnambulism, fugue and multiple personalities.

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