April can be a hard month for a lot of trauma survivors. With Easter being at the beginning of the month, and spring playing peek-a-boo with chilly rain, trauma survivors sometimes feel a little (or a lot) down. I know for me April the month is just hard, and I want to share how I've been … Continue reading Four Ways To Fight Trauma Anniverseries (and win)
Medical talk trigger warning!! This past week we have been preparing for and having our colonoscopy and endoscopy. The procedure itself was easier than we expected. Though the leading up to and the after effects were not as easy. I will give one piece of advice, never take the colonoscopy prep drink with the flavor … Continue reading Where We’ve Been
After reading that book from my last blog post over the past couple of days and having written a review of it I figured it would be good to post some of the things I do to help my kid parts with anxiety. As of late, we've been terribly anxious, kid parts especially. It's been … Continue reading Anxiety Relief for Kid Parts
Loving yourself is something a lot of abuse survivors struggle with. I understand that totally. Growing up with my mom totally hating her body, and having my abuser lower my confidence every step of the way I've had to learn that my body is worth taking care of. I am worth taking care of. With having … Continue reading Self Love is Important
For the last five or so days a protector has been fronting the majority of the time. It's been draining, not for the entire system, but for us protectors who aren't normally fronting for everyday tasks. Below are some tips Squall and I have found that help out protectors to stay calm and act "normal" when … Continue reading Self Care For Protectors
Making headspace a place your parts feel comfortable in is key to creating a community among yourselves and learning to heal together. Even if you don't have a visual headspace there are still things you can do to make everyone feel comfortable. What makes you comfortable? That's the first question you want to ask yourself. … Continue reading Headspace
When I first started going to my therapist, I was worried because I had basically no idea what EMDR was. That and the concept seemed silly to me. I had also heard that EMDR didn't work for DID Systems, so when I told my therapist that I had DID I was totally expecting her to … Continue reading What To Expect In EMDR Therapy
In my system, protectors will sometimes front on their own, for no reason other than just to front. They're alters too, so of course, they'd like fronting sometimes. It's always very funny when they do unless they're forced to the front for a situation that needs them, they tend to be a little scared of … Continue reading Protecting The Protectors.