Trauma and Dissociation Understanding Early Trauma, Mind Programming and Installed Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Pub. Date: 2023-02-01
Publisher(s): Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd
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Trauma and Dissociation joins expert knowledge about trauma, mind programming & dissociation from both lived experience & the perspective of a therapist, this book is designed to help people living with a dissociative disorder as well as carers supporting them & helping to aid their recovery. It has a focus on the use of systemic mind programming in the context of cults and the associated trauma of this ritualistic abuse, this book addresses a gap in resources to provide training and therapeutic approaches to both those living with mind control & installed Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and those who support them such as a carer, family member or mental health professional. DID is a condition that is provoked from the experience of being mind controlled, enabling abusers to manipulate their victims during and beyond the period of abuse, whilst simultaneously occurring naturally as a survival mechanism. Developed from both lived experience and expert knowledge from a specialist in trauma work, content covers therapeutic approaches such as attachment theory and trauma-informed care; established training approaches for support staff and personal survival stories.

Author Biography

PAT FRANKISH is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with many years of experience in the field of trauma and Dissociative Identity Disorder. She provides expert psychological services as well as direct support for very distressed individuals in supported living environments. She is a past President of the British Psychological Society and continues to speak publicly and provide training for staff working at all levels of security and community provisions. CARRIE ANNE SMITH is a survivor and has experienced a very complex and complete form of mind control and programming. They are a system rather than an individual, and are now able to share what they have learned through therapy and safe living.

Table of Contents

Preface Foreword – Valerie Sinason Section 1: Setting the scene Attachment and early trauma Dissociation and mind control The origins of DID, organised ritual abuse and installed DID Section 2: The lived experience Mind control methods: an understanding of what happened to us The complexities of a DID system: experiencing forced dissociation A voice from inside Therapy from the inside Working with support staff Section 3: Therapeutic Approaches Attachment and trauma-informed care in the therapy of dissociative individuals Resilience through the complexity: a therapist’ s perspective Training for support staff Conclusion Facing the future: how services can evolve Afterword: There is a future! A voice of hope

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