Emma's Journey with Dissociative Identity Disorder
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PODCAST

 

PODCAST

Trigger Warning: Content on this website and in the podcasts is assumed to be trauma and/or dissociative related due to the nature of what is being shared here in general. Content descriptors are generally given in each episode. Please use appropriate self-care and your own safety plan while exploring this website and during your listening experience. Natural pauses due to dissociation have not been edited out of the podcast, and have been left for authenticity. While some professional material may be referenced for educational purposes, Emma and her system are not your therapist nor offering professional advice. Any informational material shared or referenced is simply part of our own learning process, and not guaranteed to be the latest research or best method for you. Please contact your therapist or nearest emergency room in case of any emergency. This website does not provide any medical, mental health, or social support services. 

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Rachel Lewis-Marlow is a somatically integrative psychotherapist and shares with us about the importance of connecting to our bodies. She explains about the different ways different systems are organized, and different ways facilitating change. She explains how this “language of sensation and movement” applies to preverbal and nonverbal memory work, to eating disorders specifically, as well as to dissociation. She defines embodiment, so as to define dissociation as disembodiment.

 

Emma shares about being back in therapy since school started. She explains what it is like learning the feelings of when she is about to switch or when there is a trigger. She shares what the therapist taught about how she can learn over time to function without DID, but why that doesn’t make anyone go away. She shares about her progress with decreased anxiety, as well as what she is learning about friendship.

 

Neil Brick from SMART News is a guest, and explains about resources for ritual abuse survivors. While no abuse disclosures or graphic details are given, there is a heavy trigger warning for this episode due to the nature of the content itself. He explains what ritual abuse is, and discussed the different forms and environment in which it occurs. He shares about an upcoming conference for which survivors can get free registration. His website is HERE and you can find out more about the ritual abuse conference HERE.