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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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    August 12, 2017 @ 8:34 pm

    015 - Gaining Time: Developing a Mindfulness Practice

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    What's the opposite of losing time? Does time really go faster as you get older, or are you simply allowing it to rush away from you?

    Where anxiety is "What if…?" and depression is "If only…" it takes mindfulness to help pull us back into present time and reality. We can become more firmly anchored in the Here & Now, in our surroundings and in the reality of our current circumstances, rather than replaying the past or dreading the future.

    This episode is for anyone who is not firmly anchored in the present, who watches time go by too quickly, who is uncomfortable in their body, and needs to get reacquainted with true present-tense reality.

    Trigger warning: Definitely don't listen to this episode while driving. Once you are good at being mindful, you can do it whenever you'd like to — so long as you keep your open eyes on the road and two hands on the wheel.

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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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    July 24, 2017 @ 9:13 pm

    012 - Panic Reactions: 8 Important F-Words

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    Panic Reactions: 8 Important F-Words (012)

    We've all heard of "fight or flight" reactions. In this episode we outline 8 different panic reactions and how they play out in multiplicity.

    Why are there predictable roles in a multiple system? We outline 8 "F-Word" panic reactions: Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn, Follow, Fortify, Fabricate and Facilitate, and then tie them into roles we play in our multiple system and why it's important to helping build system trust.

    This is part of a series of podcasts leading up to a capstone on System Trust Issues.

    Trigger warning: A few mentions of panic-worthy situations, internal prosecutors, and as usual we could always trigger something. It's always possible others in your head are interested, so a little tip: Listen with the intent for everyone in your system to be able to hear it too: put it on an internal loudspeaker, so that they don't need to front to hear.

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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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    July 10, 2017 @ 7:00 am

    010 - As Inside, So Outside (and vice versa)

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    As Inside, So Outside (and vice versa) (010)

    The permeable membrane, internal organization, integrity, the cause & effect of being a team player, externalization, acting out, echoes and co-owning your shared life.

    After about 25 years of knowing I am multiple, hanging out with multiples, working with my system, and so on, I came up with this theory that things correlate across the boundary between our internal landscape or reality and the external, consensual reality. This concept of "as inside, so outside" is something we can use to empower us and inform us. When we are more cautious about this permeable boundary, we can craft our external life to have a positive impact on our internal life (and vice versa).

    This is part of a series of podcasts leading up to a capstone on System Trust Issues.

    Trigger warning: This is a high-level theoretical episode and should not be specifically triggering, but you still may not want to be operating machinery while listening to it and of course anything can be triggering to someone with a history of abuse. It's always possible others in your head are interested, so a little tip: Listen with the intent for everyone in your system to be able to hear it too: put it on an internal loudspeaker, so that they don't need to front to hear.

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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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    July 3, 2017 @ 8:14 am

    009 - Welcome to DID: We Are Not Your Enemy

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    Welcome to DID: We Are Not Your Enemy (009)

    Got chaos? Got malcontents? Persecutors? Here's a change in perspective and attitude to help you wake up to your new reality.

    This is an internal persecutor's mini manifesto on behalf of all your headmates, especially those you haven't met, and your potentially intimidating internal prosecutors. Buck of Crisses gives a prosecutor's perspective on internal politics, self-discovery, and a way to help you adjust to your new reality in dealing with DID and when you are experiencing excessive internal chaos. Your headmates are your potential allies, but pushing them away can create more problems for you and your system than you think.

    A message for your inner buddies: this is our smack upside the head for the main front(s) of your system. We're trying to change the paradigm in regard to dealing with the unknown or feared portions of your system so that you don't have to focus your energy inwards towards getting room to breathe from your headmates, and you can spend more time protecting the system from things outside your body.

    This is part of a series of podcasts leading up to a capstone on System Trust Issues.

    Trigger warning: This is an episode specifically advocating on behalf of internal unknowns and non-co-conscious people, etc. As such it may cause them to have opinions about it. This episode may be very triggering. You may want to find someone safe to listen to it with, or find a way to stay grounded during this episode. See the message for your inner buddies above, too.  Tip: Listen with the intent for everyone in your system to be able to hear it too: put it on an internal loudspeaker, so that they don't need to front to hear.

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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 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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    May 29, 2017 @ 7:28 am

    004 - Trigger Topics: Conformity

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    Explore a newly discovered "trigger" with the Crisses. What is it about conformity that disturbs our system?  Where might it come from, and how is the trigger applied to our current life in the business world?  How is the trigger serving us?

    Trigger warning: This episode discusses a trigger, and mentions cults, cult criteria, mention of possible coersion in childhood abuse and sexual abuse situations, how that applies to participation in adult group settings.  Mentions adult women's groups and circles, etc.  We may use harsh, rude language or even curse in this episode.

    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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    May 22, 2017 @ 7:00 am

    003 - A Multiple’s View of the DSM-V Criteria

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    When a person is newly-diagnosed, the criteria they're diagnosed under can be a mystery. The Crisses tackles what the DSM-V criteria (the standards by which diagnoses are given) mean from a layperson's point of view, with examples of how each criteria may be applied.

    Trigger warning: We can't remember if there was anything triggering about this episode. There probably is. The world is a trigger-happy unsafe place. Unfortunately. Please attend to your own safety. We go into state-dependent memory, memory gaps, a variety of styles of dissociation, childhood play, drugs & alcohol use, mentioning possession (it's in the criteria), channeling, religion, etc. It covers a lot of ground, and mentions many things in passing. Warning: Mentions book When Rabbit Howls by Truddi Chase and our reactions to it. Does not mention any specific contents of book.

    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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    May 15, 2017 @ 7:00 am

    002 - Two Heads Are Better than One - Remastered

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    Originally Published April 30, 2005.

    This is a remastered version (2017) of the second podcast for Many Minds on the Issue (2005).

    The Crisses come to you from the NYC streets, with a discussion of how some people believe they become multiple.  This episode takes a multiple-eye view of the phenomenon.

    This episode gives an idea of the range of subjective experience and sleuthed-together origin stories within the community.  Note that psychology cannot identify subjective experience, and we go a little into objectivity in psychology in the next episode. 

    Trigger warning: This episode goes into a variety of ways people believe they became multiple.  This is a rough consolidation of The Crisses' experience in the multiple community and mentions situations such as Walk-Ins.  Also note, The Crisses are from Brooklyn, and episodes may contain what you consider to be cursewords.

    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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