Last week’s article was all about alters. This week we look at the difference between alters and fragments in dissociative identity disorder (DID) and other specified dissociative disorder (OSDD) . The book the haunted self teaches us where the word fragment comes from; Braun in 1986 suggested a sort of spectrum, with at the one… Continue reading Fragments #DID101 – Article 7.
25 years have passed since multiple personality disorder was reclassified as dissociative identity disorder in 1994. But not much seems to have changed when it comes down to actual help for those who suffer from the disorder. Hence this year, we will post multiple articles here, to address some of the past and current problems.… Continue reading MPD to DID 25 years later – Name calling, to do or not to do?
Alters refers to the dissociative part of the personality. Everyone in a Plural System is an alter. Alters have their own personality traits, wisdom, knowledge and memories possibly including trauma. Alters can identify as any part of the LGBTQ+ community and can be anywhere on the gender spectrum. Alters can be old, young and may… Continue reading Alters and how to communicate with them #DID101 – Article 6.
25 years have passed since multiple personality disorder was reclassified as dissociative identity disorder in 1994. But not much seems to have changed when it comes down to actual help for those who suffer from the disorder. Hence this year, we will post multiple articles here, to address some of the past and current problems.… Continue reading MPD to DID 25 years later – Integration & final fusion.
Depersonalization/derealization disorder a dissociative disorder by itself. But those with DID can also experience the same symptoms. The DSM5 criteria say that if there is another dissociative disorder it’s better to diagnose that one. Hence those with DID/OSDD do not receive an extra diagnosis when they experience depersonalization/derealization. The DSM5 explains the following on Depersonalization:… Continue reading Depersonalization and derealization #DID101 – Article 5.
As we close the chapter of 2018 and enter into the new year, i like to take a moment to reflect and to share our intentions for 2019. On a personal level 2018 was crazy. With 3 surgeries in one year, defeating cancer before it got a real chance to get a hold and managing… Continue reading 2019 – From surviving to living
Innerworlds are a therapeutic tool. It is widely used for many therapies and reasons, one of them being Dissociative Identity Disorder. Some people with DID (or OSDD) grew up with their innerworld. Others want to create one after a diagnosis or when they read about innerworlds. Your innerworld can be anything you want. Anything the… Continue reading Innerworld #DID101 – Article 4.
Co-consciousness and co-fronting There is not one widely accepted definition when it comes to consciousness. Same as with the word dissociation. People can mean many things when they talk about conscious. So for the purpose of this article we are choosing the Cambridge dictionary ( https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/conscious ) which explains consciousness with the word noticing. Or… Continue reading Empowerment Project #DID101 – Article 3. Co-consciousness and co-fronting
Switching is an involuntary or voluntary process off the brain, in which one alter retreats back into the a innerworld and a different alter takes over the body. This process is unique to each system and can take seconds or much longer to finish. When someone switches between alters, it can be very hard to… Continue reading Empowerment Project #DID101 – Article 2. Switching
DID vs OSDD Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Otherwise Specified Dissociative Disorders (OSDD) are both diagnoses that are in the DSM-V. But what is the difference? Today we look at the differences and the questions you can ask yourself. 3 Requirement Questions: 1. Do you have 2 or more distinct identities or personality states that… Continue reading Empowerment Project #DID101 – Article 1. DID vs OSDD
Empowerment Project DID 101 Sarah Clark and Ashton Parker are starting an Empowerment project for DID 101. It contains out of 52 topics, spread out over 52 weeks. All 52 articles will be posted on this website. But to really engage and learn from each other we invite you to join our Facebook group. This is… Continue reading Empowerment Project DID 101
By the Cambridge dictionary Integration is a natural process of the brain that got and gets interrupted in the lives of those with dissociative identity disorder. It is partly why amnesia plays a role in DID. Our natural process of integration got disturbed by trauma. Either there is no memory recollection at all or there… Continue reading What is integration?
Yes! We DID it 😉 From now on all our website articles and educational/informative YouTube videos will be pre-released to our monthly Cupcake supporters! Because we want to give as much people the possibility to support our work, and because we do not want to create a big division between our many subscribers and supporters.… Continue reading Be the first to read our articles and watch our educational videos!
A crisis plan, sometimes called a safety plan is usually a plan that describes what you will do, to keep yourself safe. To help yourselves during a crisis period. Like when you experience panic attacks or flashbacks. If you have dissociative identity disorder it is very important to involve your plural system in the crisis… Continue reading How to: from crisis to safety Plan for Dissociative identity disorder
What is programming: Programming varies per group of perpetrator one grows up with. Programming is very often related to RA/SRA. But not always. Programming is often started in early childhood. Although i can personally testify it works as well on a 12+ year old who already has a dissociative identity disorder. Maybe we were programmed… Continue reading TW: What is Programming 101 in Dissociative Identity Disorder – Part 1
At the end of this post, you will not know how to deprogram yourself. But this title is not clickbait either. Not at all actually. This post contains much valuable information to empower you, teach you and show you, what deprogramming yourself can look like. What life after deprogramming can look like. So welcome to… Continue reading TW: What is Deprogramming yourself 101 in Dissociative Identity Disorder – Part 2
Thank you Dr. Mike Lloyd for writing this wonderful article. We hope this article will inspire therapist to find the right training, to educate themselves and with that be better able to treat their patients, but also to recognize dissociative symptoms early on. This is a great article, and we feel extremely thankful Dr. Lloyd… Continue reading Reflections on the need for training in Dissociative Disorders by Dr. M. Lloyd
What a day of celebration! 1200 members on my YouTube Channel 1500 members in AlterNation our DID support group 600 members in our DID study group and 135 members in my recently started group Power to the Systems and empowering DID group where we can also talk more in dept about the articles written here… Continue reading Thank you all so much!!!
My dear Power Systems, lets unite once again, because together we are stronger! Recently we launched our site by accident. (you have to be a group member of power to the systems facebook group to see ^ link) But we would really like to upgrade the package we have so we can enable more features.… Continue reading Fundraiser for this website
We hereby officially welcome you to the Power to the Plurals website! We have decided to make this website to spread more awareness about DID and the stigma that seems so closely tied to it. But mostly to bring knowledge, tips and tricks to those who (also) live with dissociative identity disorder. We believe learning… Continue reading Welcome to Power to the Plurals and an introduction to the Stronghold System