This list is intended for Plurals 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 is understanding, not agreement. Please do not force system members… 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
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