Breaking Free: Stage One

Breaking free of the affects of the past takes time. My goal is to offer hope.

Do You Understand the Difference?

Whose fault/responsibility is my life? Mine or someone else's?

The Awesome Power of Words

Words can change the world or destroy it.

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.

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).

Shame in Adulthood

A scholarly paper on shame.

Why Do I Write About Dissociative Identity Disorder and Trauma?

I write a blog about life and trauma, why?

Life is Fatal

Death is inevitable, so why not live?