One of the hardest articles that we've written is this one. It's personal, emotional, authentic and vulnerable. It's our adult life story and how psychology broke it with a label they refuse to serve with evidence based treatment or specialized therapy. TW for suic*de attempts, hospitalization, non graphic. Timeline: 2001 First job, ice cream parlor.… Continue reading Our life before & after getting diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder
Scroll down for free infographics to share! Today is World Mental Health Day. It’s also a day that is extremely triggering to some (s)RA survivors. It’s a strange combination but also an opportunity for education, advocacy & activism. In the past week and especially today we have seen such beautiful things online. Not only for… Continue reading World Mental Health Day – How many people have Dissociative Identity Disorder? & FREE infographics!
In 1980 the DSM-3 was released and with that Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) was now something that could be diagnosed. The three part diagnostic criteria were simple: A, the existence of two or more distinct personalities. B, each personality is unique with its own behaviour patterns and relationships. C, the personality that is dominant at… Continue reading MPD and DID & why non disordered Plurals do not have factitious disorder
My name is Sarah& Clark and we live with dissociative identity disorder. We also self identify as Plural. Together with an amazing team, we run a facebook support group called AlterNation Plural Safe Space. Here we invite all sorts of Plurals to find community & support. We often talk with people there, who explain they… Continue reading FAQ resource about Plurality
Ritual abuse (RA) is abuse that is deliberate, repetitive and ritualistic in nature and often attached to specific dates. When this type of abuse happens in group context and/or when multiple groups participate, we speak of a collective trauma date. Often, but certainly not always these dates correlate with holidays. Many of us RA Survivors… Continue reading Best practise resource for RA Survivors in DID & Plural safe spaces.
The Stronghold System from Power to the Plurals responds to the ‘’six-year follow-up of the treatment of patients with dissociative disorders study’’ After our episode on the SystemSpeak podcast, which was epic by the way, so we highly recommend you check out their amazing work! Some people pointed out (including or after Mister Barach’s comments)… Continue reading 12.8% times two – Our response to the six-year follow-up TOP DD study.
We’ve heard that many of you want to be more involved in Plural activism & advocacy work but are or feel unable to or maybe do not know where to start. From an activist standpoint, now is the time to ask you all to take the next step. The next step is to give feedback.… Continue reading On Plural activism & feedback:
This article mentions harassment with minor details. My name is Amee, i am a protector in our system and I spoke about how therapists should call us by our individual names & on integration before in video format. (video at the end of this article!) After a recent experience, I felt the need to further… Continue reading ‘’If it’s not broken, don’t fix it!’’ & the double edged sword that is integration.
There is something that I would really like to address. And that is the topic of Plurals cheating in romantic relationships. My name is Angel. I am what is labeled as a ‘’sexual alter.’’ I am only sharing that information with you to provide context. I hope to be an example to other people who… Continue reading Plurality & cheating in romantic relationships – by Angel
Muchas gracias por traducir este artículo Delta System! English French Dutch Spanish: Esa lista está hecha para personas Plurales y personas con Trastorno de Identidad Disociativa que deseen conocer y conectar mejor con sus Alters. Está pensada para ayudar a mejorar el entendimiento, aceptación, comunicación interna y sentido de comunidad con las demás personas en tu… Continue reading ¡Conoce mejor a tus Alters con esta lista sencilla!
When I first heard about the word compersion, I was extremely relieved. There was not only a word for what I experienced, there were other people on this planet who experienced the same thing! If you don’t know us on a more personal level, you might not be aware that we live our life… Continue reading From jealousy to compersion within Plurality
Merci beaucoup Nathan pour traduire cet article!* English Dutch Spanish French: Cette liste est faite pour les Multiples & personnes ayant un trouble de l'identité dissociatif, qui veulent apprendre à connaître et à avoir un lien plus fort avec leurs alters. Elle a été créée dans l’idée d’améliorer la compréhension, l’acceptation, la communication interne &… Continue reading Apprenez à mieux connaître vos alters grâce à cette liste très simple en Français!
English French Spanish Dutch: Deze lijst is bedoeld voor Meervoudigen & mensen met een dissociatieve identiteitsstoornis, die graag hun systeem beter willen leren kennen en zich meer verbonden willen voelen met elkaar. Het is bedoeld om te helpen elkaar beter te leren kennen en het verkrijgen van acceptatie, communicatie van binnen & het verkrijgen van… Continue reading Leer je alters better kennen, met deze handige invullijst in het Nederlands!
Plural life heck: Agreeing to time sharing can work great for (large) systems who can share consciousness between (certain) system members. If a few headmates enjoy the same hobbies or like the same people, try to share and enjoy the activity together. Plural life heck: Learned something new that could benefit the rest of your… Continue reading In need of some Plural Life Hacks? You find them here!
Hiding is safest, don't feel now, just hide. Don't show your true colors, your faces or sides. It's not worth to be seen, it hurts to be discarded. People don't care, people are mean. It is so blank and empty, My head is fog and smoke. It's loud inside and feels busy. I feel like… Continue reading A poem about being Plural in a singular normative world
French Dutch Spanish English: This list is intended for Plurals & people with dissociative identity disorder, who want to get to know and connect more with their alters. It is intended to help you improve understanding, acceptance, internal communication & community with the others in your system. Please remember that the goal of this communication… Continue reading Get to really know your alters with this easy list!
Anyone who has watched a DID youtube video, or read a few posts in a support group, has seen it pass by: The theory of Structural dissociation, written by Ellert Neijenhuis, Onno van der Hart, Suzette Boon and Kathy Steele. It’s good to know that in 1987, the writers of this theory already referred to… Continue reading Why the theory of Structural dissociation is ableist
We worked hard to provide good infographics for the Plural Acceptance Week. Together with the Plural Events Team it was decided to upload them in bulk, so you can all use them for the rest of the week! Feel free to use these images in a non edited form for positive* Plural Acceptance, Education, Awareness… Continue reading FREE Infographics for you to share during Plural Acceptance Week!
This week from Monday July 15th till Sunday July 21th 2019 it's Plural Acceptance Week. (PAW) Which includes Plural Pride Day on Saturday July 20th 2019! This all came to be after the survey that was send to the community. It was decided to take a floating date, as to avoid trigger dates as much… Continue reading Happening right now: Kicking off Plural Acceptance Week 2019!
A Recovery Bill of Rights For Survivors Copyright 1995 by Thomas V. Maguire, Ph.D. All rights reserved, except that permission is hereby granted to freely reproduce and distribute this document, provided that it is reproduced unaltered in its entirety and distributed free of charge. As a Matter of Personal AUTHORITY, You Have the Right . .… Continue reading A Recovery Bill of Rights For Survivors
A thought; We still often connect switching with triggers. By now many people say switches come from positive or negative triggers. But do they? By talking about switching like this, don't we make it a bigger deal then it is? Years from now, when I truly can see myself as a non disordered system, (as… Continue reading Growing in your Plural Pride part 1
Looking for bold and stigma breaking DID & Plural Merch? Find the latest designs for you and your System in our brand-new Power to the Plurals Shop! <– CLICK To celebrate the opening of our new shop we give a 15% discount in the Power to the Plurals Shop until Sunday May 26 2019! Use the coupon code: celebrate1 in the… Continue reading Brand-New DID & Plural Merch!
In this video we explain from our personal experience and opinion if alters (parts) can die. We also talk about dormancy in DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder.) This video contains a switch, as Saar wanted to give her personal input, after having experienced dormancy a couple of times.
This video is related to Emely's previous video ''The 10 things i wish i had known 10 years ago'' In step 10 of the previous video, Emely stated that becoming a (collective) system, takes work. Or more specifically, working together, collectively as a system. So in this video, Sarah Clark explains our 5 steps to… Continue reading The 5 steps to become a Collective DID System
In this video Emely shares the 10 things, she wish she had known 10 years ago, when she found out she had Dissociative Identity Disorder. Under the video is a simple list of the 10 things mentioned in the video. We appreciate you investing the time to learn more about DID! Part 2 of this… Continue reading 10 things i wish i had known 10 years ago
The 7 Differences between Hearing Voices in Schizophrenia & Dissociative Identity Disorder. We created a video and the following article to explain the 7 differences between hearing voices in Schizophrenia vs hearing voices in Dissociative Identity Disorder. 1. Outside voices vs inside voices. Debunked! If you have been part of the online DID community, you… Continue reading The 7 Differences between Hearing Voices in Schizophrenia & Dissociative Identity Disorder
In this post we explain how to cancel ko-fi! Hi dear cupcake supporters, we are making the switch to patreon! We would love it for you to follow and support us there instead. We do this because ko-fi still does not send out emails when we post something new here. This has become so frustrating… Continue reading Dear cupcake supporters, we are making the switch! Important update!
Live stream with closing remarks and Q&A and awesome guests! For the Plural Positivity World Conference 2019! FREE here > https://youtu.be/-UfWEN4kRHg < at 3.30pm EDT today! (Monday April first, not a joke lol)
This is a guest post by The Trashcan Collective. They are the original creators of the terms endogenic and traumagenic system. We are extremely grateful that they were willing to write this guest post for the Plural Positivity World Conference 2019. And as a guest post for our website. We think it is absolutely great this… Continue reading Origin of Endogenic and Traumagenic System Terminology. Guest post by The Trashcan Collective.
From Saturday March 31st until Monday April 1st, we are speaking at the Plural Positivity World Conference 2019! There are over 30 sessions by 20 different speakers! You can join us by subscribing (for free) to the Plural Events YouTube Channel. < Click! You can Find The full Schedule by Clicking here. < Click! Video about… Continue reading Join us ONLINE & for FREE at the Plural Positivity World Conference 2019 – ! This weekend !
''Here in Australia, down in Melbourne we have formed our own independent, Plural safe space called ‘Echoes’ that has been running for almost 10 years based out of Brunswick. For, by and about people multiplicity, dissociation and amnesia. It is for anyone who is seeking support for experiences of any kind of dissociation and/or multiplicity.… Continue reading Support Group Edition – 10 things to do on DID Awareness Day March 5th & Plural Events
1 Spread awareness online. Let's get the #DIDAwareness &c. Trending! By retweeting, reblogging, liking, sharing and commenting on posts spreading awareness. You could also use #DIDAwarenessDay #BreakTheDIDStigma #DIDOSDD & #WeTooUse a fake account to protect your identity if needed. Twitter @Plural_Events will provide a continuous stream of new infographics, meme's and pictures throughout the day… Continue reading 10 things to do on DID Awareness Day March 5th
You asked, we created; a poster to hang in your doctors office! You can get it professionally printed in your own country via the StrongholdShop link! Or you can download the free version (A4 paper size only) and print it yourself at home or the office, for FREE! Please use caution where you hang these… Continue reading FREE Poster for Dissociative Identity Disorder Awareness Day
Amnesia and timeloss #DID 101 - article 8 In the first DID101 we already had a quick look at amnesia. The DSM5 describes amnesia in DID as defined gaps in the recall of everyday events, important personal information and/or traumatic events. Timeloss is a term often used to indicate, that someone experiences amnesia of… Continue reading Amnesia and timeloss #DID101 – article 8
Im not one for just dumping links to video's without much text. But this time its just better said on video then it will be on digital paper. In this video someone with DID (Saar) reviews the new super hero movie Glass 2019 that came out today. We got officially diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder… Continue reading Someone with DID reviews the new Glass movie
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?
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