Has traditional therapy and medication not worked.
Well, there is another way. For over 20 years I help survivors with DID to successfully stabilize their condition with Incorporation Therapy, and as a result, they began to enjoy a better way of life. Incorporation Therapy was very successful as a stabilization method but it was not designed nor was the objective of Incorporation Therapy to take survivors with DID further into trauma healing.
Now there is an upgrade to Incorporation Therapy that accomplishes the objective aiding a survivor with DID to begin to heal post trauma.
The name of the upgrade to Incorporation Therapy is System Unification Method or SUM. SUM is the result of research, feedback from survivors with DID who had been incorporated at least 3 to 4 years of experience and 4 years of development and beta testing.
Here is the culmination of my 40+ years of passion and work to build a better trauma product for survivors with Dissociative Identity Disorder that is healing, safe, productive, positive and works. There is hope for healing DID.
Below is a discussion about the successor to Incorporation Therapy
Tips for Healing Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) has been a very misinterpreted, underestimated, misunderstood and feared diagnosis for both survivors and many members of the therapeutic community. Dissociative Identity Disorder has been dreaded for centuries. Dissociative Identity Disorder is not a mental illness instead it is a natural protective response, reaction to experiencing repetitive overwhelming and life-threatening events.
The label DID carries with it a lot of stigmas as depicted in movies and television. Societal beliefs, religious beliefs, and science do not cast a favorable view of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Some professionals, particularly psychiatrists, do not even believe DID is real, and others are not trained to assess or conduct therapy on the complex condition. Anyone who has received a DID diagnosis has felt extreme pressure, real or imagined, to hide his or her condition. Therefore, those who carry this condition experiences feelings of blame, embarrassment, guilt, shame, and humiliation. Survivors with DID really think they are damaged inside or crazy because many survivors do not understand the symptoms they are having at the onset.
Traditional types of treatment do not seem to be effective with survivors who have a diagnosis of DID. Conventional accepted therapies focus on past life experiences looking for the specific “event” that caused the “problem.” Once the problem is found, a diagnosis has to be given. Then treatment is done by the correct protocol connected to that diagnosis even if the problem is misdiagnosed.
This type of therapeutic self-discovery can cause re-living experiences, very frightening events, feelings of disloyalty, dissociative episodes, shameful thoughts, rejection, extreme triggering, and can be emotionally devastating … to name a just few of the potential side effects. This type of course of treatment is tough and time consuming for survivors with a DID. Traditional methods of treatment like integration, including medication, tend to cause abuse and trauma survivors to be re-traumatized as a result and experience frequent relapses as well as regression periods. Conversely, the inner system views these types of treatment as an attack, and experience increased feelings of fear, multiple episodes of switching between the parts and re-traumatization.
Refreshing View of DID
The brain is hardwired to survive no matter what. I believe creating a DID System is a normal and natural defense reaction to experiencing horrible, repetitive life-threatening events. It is a natural defensive response to overwhelming traumatic experiences.
This life-saving separation of a whole self into a DID system appears to be a mirror of the human brain and how it functions. Think about this … even though the brain is one organ, the brain operation as a whole is done via functional compartments. The brain governs the functions of both the body and the mind through different centers. Development of DID is an innate defense mechanism to protect the whole by forming many separate compartments of parts or alters with each one functioning differently......
Tips on the Benefits of Completing the SUM protocol:
Past emotional charge within traumatic memories is eliminated, triggers are disconnected, hypersensitivity and hypervigilance are removed, experience reduced negative thinking, old negative core beliefs are removed, old core expectations are shifted, self-limiting, self-harming and self-defeating messages are eliminated, and no medication is needed, as well as no hospitalization.
The SUM method for healing survivors with DID allows the survivor to free his or her parts from past traumatic structure, restructure inner DID system while beginning a new life of growth and healing immediately.
Another very positive side effect of experiencing System Unification Method is the significant reduction in the intensity of PTSD symptoms experienced by a DID system.