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The Crisses

When we were 16 we discovered that we weren't alone in our head. And we decided to live as an intentional family. Since, we've been diagnosed, asked whether we wanted to integrate, embarked on a journey of wrestling with PTSD and triggers, unloaded a boatload of baggage, and decided that we enjoy our shared life. This podcast covers many issues about being multiple, about living together in harmony, and more. We are the main contributor to and admin for Kinhost.org, Crisses.org and our newest website TheCrissingLink.com.
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    June 26, 2017 @ 6:27 am

    008 - Hiring Health Consultants: Hiring, Firing & Self-Advocacy

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    Hiring Health Consultants: Hiring, Firing & Self-Advocacy (008)

    You are your own best case manager, and here's how to do it.

    In today's healthcare climate, it's more important than ever to be in charge of your own care. You live with your body, mind and spirit 24/7/365, and even if the signals your body gives you are muddied by dissociation or medication, no one else lives with you or can tap into your inner wisdom.

    Whether you choose to use allopathic/Western conventional healthcare, to use alternative or Eastern health care, or any other means of caring for yourself, you should be empowered to be in charge. Your professional team are your consultants, and you should be directing them in how you want your care handled.

    This is an issue of our times, not a specific DID issue. Every person who requires health care (whether medical, mental, or spiritual) should listen to this episode for tips on controlling who is on your health care team, and what your treatment plans will be.

    Trigger warning: This episode may not have any specific triggery content. It may not be easy to transition from "patient" to "client" of your health, there's plenty of reason to.

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    Go-to questions for a plan-less session

    • What was your biggest health challenge since the last appointment?
    • Do you have any new symptoms, areas of concern or issues that they need to be appraised of?
    • What progress or realizations have you made since the last appointment? i.e. do your meds need adjusting? did you think of something new they need to know?

    The contents of this podcast are meant for informational purposes only. This podcast is meant only for adults, and listener discretion is strongly advised. By no means are the contents of this podcast series intended to diagnose any illness or replace the treatment or therapy of persons in need. Please seek professional assistance if you are in distress in any way.

    Music and intro vocals by The Crisses, created in Garageband. All contents © Criss Ittermann. Permission to share. And share again.

    The production of this podcast is community supported. Please help contribute, and learn more about what we have to offer at https://www.patreon.com/crisses

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    June 19, 2017 @ 4:49 am

    007 - How to Re-Associate with Your Body

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    How to Re-Associate with Your Body

    Do you include your body as an ally for your system?

    It's actually quite common for people — with or without DID — to "disown" their body and dissociate from it. We may have issues with pain, sex, weight, congenital issues, disability, race, capabilities… (anything associated with our body at all) that cause us to disavow our connection to our body.

    It's time to re-connect, and to own our body again. Whether or not we want it to change, this is our body today. And our body is an important ally in making decisions, in caring for ourselves, in managing our health, and much more.

    This issue goes beyond being a DID issue and may play into any body-dismorphic issues you have. If you have body-image issues, or any other reasons you don't have a stellar relationship with your body, you may need this episode.

    Trigger warning: This episode may not have any specific triggery content but the entire concept can be an issue for persons with DID or other issues.

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    The contents of this podcast are meant for informational purposes only. This podcast is meant only for adults, and listener discretion is strongly advised. By no means are the contents of this podcast series intended to diagnose any illness or replace the treatment or therapy of persons in need. Please seek professional assistance if you are in distress in any way.

    Music and intro vocals by The Crisses, created in Garageband. All contents © Criss Ittermann. Permission to share. And share again.

    The production of this podcast is community supported. Please help contribute, and learn more about what we have to offer at https://www.patreon.com/crisses

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    June 12, 2017 @ 7:10 am

    006 - Can’t We All Get Along?

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    Who needs the United Front Boot Camp?

    The first step is figuring out where you are and where you'd like to go. In this episode, we consider how chaos and anarchy don't work for any group entity, internal or external, and how to take a stand and decide you are not going to participate in chaos any longer and invite others to join you. Also includes an effective way to address behaviors that bother you borrowed from The Feedback Model from Manager Tools.

    Trigger warning: United Front is a progressive path towards building internal community and it isn't going to be for everyone. However these principles can be used to create communities from chaos both internally and externally so it may be of use to anyone. Please mind your own triggers: there is nothing in this episode that particularly stands out as a common trigger; it addresses internal disorganization and chaos versus communication methods and coming to consensus with few examples.

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    The contents of this podcast are meant for informational purposes only. This podcast is meant only for adults, and listener discretion is strongly advised. By no means are the contents of this podcast series intended to diagnose any illness or replace the treatment or therapy of persons in need. Please seek professional assistance if you are in distress in any way.

    Music and intro vocals by The Crisses, created in Garageband. All contents © Criss Ittermann. Permission to share. And share again.

    The production of this podcast is community supported. Please help contribute, and learn more about what we have to offer at https://www.patreon.com/crisses

     

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    June 5, 2017 @ 7:01 am

    005 - Introduction to United Front

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    What is United Front and the United Front Boot Camp? Why did we make it? Who needs it?

    In 2011 we started creating the United Front Boot Camp, a preliminary blog to share the ideas for our self-help book in The Crissing Link Series: United Front: Positive, proactive and collaborative self-help for people with multiple personalities. We knew we needed to get some input and opinions on United Front before publishing it, before knowing whether our ideas would work for other people.

    We've gotten some opinions, and at least some multiple systems find it useful. Now it's time to introduce it to a wider audience in the hopes of helping more people and hopefully getting more critical input.

    Trigger warning: United Front isn't going to be for everyone. We wouldn't ever do it ourselves if we hadn't created it ourselves. If you want to know why, check out MMOTI Episode 004 on Conformity. If you also have non-conformist baggage, then feel free to check out United Front and steal our ideas and re-make them for your own personal use but don't tell anyone because that might be too conformist.

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    The contents of this podcast are meant for informational purposes only. This podcast is meant only for adults, and listener discretion is strongly advised. By no means are the contents of this podcast series intended to diagnose any illness or replace the treatment or therapy of persons in need. Please seek professional assistance if you are in distress in any way.

    Music and intro vocals by The Crisses, created in Garageband. All contents © Criss Ittermann. Permission to share. And share again.

    The production of this podcast is community supported. Please help contribute, and learn more about what we have to offer at https://www.patreon.com/crisses

     

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