Why is it so Hard to Use Many Common Stabilization Strategies in Medical and Dental Appointments?

The short answer? Because the part of your brain that goes partially “off-line” when you dissociate is the SAME PART that is supposed to remember and use the techniques your therapist taught you in session. Yup.   I know. Me too. The long(er) answer? Because you aren’t using them early enough, using more than one,Continue reading “Why is it so Hard to Use Many Common Stabilization Strategies in Medical and Dental Appointments?”

Why Interoception Should Matter to Adults With DID

Interoception. It sounds like a mis-spelled movie title.  It is not. Spellcheck will ALWAYS ask you if that is what you really meant to write. But for people with dissociative disorders, problems with interoception can be a big deal.  A big deal that very few psychotherapists understand at a neurological level (not basic right brain/leftContinue reading “Why Interoception Should Matter to Adults With DID”