A Motivational Quote for You

Good Saturday everyone. I have decided to start adding motivational quotes and words of wisdom to my blog each day. Now, there will be days when either I'm too busy, too sick, or forget but I will try to brighten your day every day with a post. I love this quote by Carol Burnett. I [...]

The Awesome Power of Words

Words can change the world or destroy it.

It’s Time for Therapist’s to Reexamine Their Thoughts on Their Client’s Ability to Get Well

Therapist's need to believe their client's can and will heal

I Refuse to be Undefined by Trauma

Just who is Shirley J. Davis?

The Neuropsychiatry of Dissociative Identity Disorder

What changes occur in the brains of people who live with DID?

Trauma and the Brain

An important work by Dr. Bessell van der Kulk

Rising from the Flames: My Story

I have risen like a Phoenix from the flames that made me who I am. This is my personal story.

Male Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

Men who were sexually abused as children, a helpful publication.

Countertransference A Hazard for Therapists

We seldom consider the fight therapists go through in their personal lives to keep their lives separate from the horror they encounter when dealing with highly traumatized clients. This article was published in the The Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders and Treatment looks at this subject and tries to draw conclusions about the effect dealing [...]

Therapists, The Forgotten Victims of Trauma

Therapists listen and help, but what about THEIR mental health?

Amnesia Caused by Trauma

Very interesting paper on amnesia (losing time).

Measuring The Success of Therapy for Folks Living With DID

A Note from the author of Dissociative Identity Disorder in a Nutshell: Below is a very interesting scientific paper I found that is from the European Journal of Psychotramatology. It is a little hard to read, but the information it contains is fascinating. The paper is written about research done to determine if there is [...]

Shame in Adulthood

A scholarly paper on shame.