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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 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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    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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    May 8, 2017 @ 6:00 am

    001 - Credentials - remastered

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    This is a remastered version (2017) of the first podcast for Many Minds on the Issue (2005) for improved sound and editing quality.  We haz mad skillz now.

    In this introductory episode we cover who The Crisses are to some degree, some of the ideas we have for future episodes, the basics on what a multiple is versus an otherkin host (we'll go into the idea of psychological models vs. subjective experiences later), and brush on many topics that we'd like to cover in later episodes.

    The main purpose of this podcast is to lend some credibility so that people will know who I am (we are?). Some people already know who I am (we are?) through our extensive work on Kinhost.org, Multiplicity: The Missing Manual (on that website), and our books & self-help materials.

    Trigger warning: this episode contains one curseword.  This episode confronts the idea of being "multiple enough" and whether anyone has the right to challenge for proof.

    Easter Egg: There are some switches during the episode.  Can you spot them?

    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 1, 2017 @ 7:35 am

    000 - The Reboot

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    It's been 12 years since we published episode 001, so here's an introduction to the reboot of Many Minds on the Issue, the podcasts for multiples by The Crisses.

    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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