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Morning Fog, Fangs, & More Secrets

It’s a Monday evening therapy session with E. I tell her I’m doing pretty well overall, except that mornings are still hard.

“Hard as in you don’t want to go to work? 936 more words

Therapy

Body Memories***

***I want to say upfront that this may be triggering, so please read with caution or not at all! I am trying to come to terms with automatic body responses that are coming up in my recent awareness of another part’s sexual abuse experience.*** 673 more words

DID

PTSD: Sometimes Going Forward Means Going Back

Introduction

I started this blog eleven years into my recovery.  Many of the worst symptoms were reduced to manageable levels or stopped.  It felt good because I was emotionally stable and grounded in spite of constant physical pain.   1,339 more words

Blog Posts

The Lines Are Open

While slogging my way through a rough day last Saturday, I wanted to reach out to my therapist, E., but in the end, I didn’t allow myself. 1,314 more words

Healing

Coping Strategies: Internal Multitasking Part 2

Summary of Part 1

In Part 1, we provided examples of situations, conflicts, coping challenges, coping strategies, and possible solutions for addressing triggers and anxiety in the whole DID system.   464 more words

Blog Posts

Coping Challenge: I Want to Disappear/Hide/Go Away

Background

A few months ago, I and the alters started writing about the challenges that come with the holiday season along with revelations that came from using effective coping strategies.   671 more words

Blog Posts

Immobility, The Freeze Response to Trauma - The Story of the Deer in the Road

It’s Story Time! “The Deer in the Road” Once upon a time a deer wandered out of the forest and onto a flat, stone-like piece of ground. 43 more words

Sexual Abuse