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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. Along the way we've become a holistic practitioner and a life coach.

This podcast covers many issues about being multiple, about living together in harmony, and more. Our goal is helping other systems with internal community.

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    September 4, 2017 @ 11:51 am

    018 - Do Multiples Exist? - 2017 Update


    Do Multiples Exist? - 2017 Update (018)

    The not-ranty version, covering much of the same ground as episode 017 with an update for new developmental models of DID.

    I had to apologize for the quality of the 2005 recording in episode 017 — and maybe apologize for the rant, too. People with mental health issues get the short end of the stick, but with DID, we often get it from inside the mental health community, and that's just not acceptable. So I can get pretty ranty.

    In this episode, you get information and less rantiness. Much less cursing, but that's not hard lol. Same topics plus 1 more on Developmental Theory. More organized, more coherent, less ranty.

    1. The theory that identities we experience are all "parts" of 1 person.
    2. Behaviorism -- and any purely scientific models.
    3. The whole idea that multiples may be "making it up" because it's "convenient" in some way.
    4. False Memory Syndrome (FMS) -- we don't mention it by name, but we do talk about it a bit. Essentially a group of people attempting to discredit the idea that memories of abuse can be misplaced and later recovered.
    5. Developmental theory -- new ideas and thoughts on how people become multiple: you were never 1 person in the first place.

    Trigger warning: There's a lot less cursing, maybe no cursing here, less vehemence and a much more positive ending with the information on recent developmental theories on DID. This episode is not particluarly triggering but of course, please be careful about your own triggers and if you think others want to hear it, put it on the Public Address System in your head so they don't have to front to listen.


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