Types of alterPresenters: These used to be called "the ones who don't know anything" aka the "clueless wonders".
The presenters lived daily life: went to school, graduated from college, worked as a nurse, got married, parented two outside children. They are kind, caring, loving people who enjoy people and have a great sense of humor.
Protectors: These the main parts that have helped keep a person safe from perpetrators, and make very loyal friends once their anger/pain/ilnesses/self-hatred/guilt/issues have been worked on.
* Physical protectors: Their main attitude seems to be: "Don't mess with me unless you want a fight," although many have changed and become powerful internal helpers. They also feel extremely protective of the few people they do love and trust, and would lay down their lives to protect them. Internal child alters love to hang around them, because they help them feel safe from outside harm.
* Sexual protectors: These are the ones who took any sexual abuse. They will o
Dealing with PTSD symptoms1: Understanding the symptom.
The first thing to do is understand what happens to you and why. Ask professionals and do your own research from reliable sources about the symptom.
Understand something about what happens to your body when the symptom is triggered. For example, if you experience panic attacks, why do they happen? what is the physical process which makes you feel so awful? how can the physical reactions be controlled?
When you have information about why the symptom happens, then you have something to work with
2: Understand yourself.
When you have information about why a symptom happens, compare this to how you feel and how the symptom is triggered in your life. How does it start? how does your body react? what are you thinking? You may be surprised at the similarities.
3: Think of a plan.
When you know why something happens and the real effect it has on you, you are in a position to develop a coping plan.
Emphasis is on ONE THING AT A TIME! Don
Forms of dissociative disorder
Dissociation is a mental process, which produces a lack of connection in a person's thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity. During the period of time when a person is dissociating, certain information is not associated with other information as it normally would be. For example, during a traumatic experience, a person may dissociate the memory of the place and circumstances of the trauma from his/her ongoing memory, resulting in a temporary mental escape from the fear and pain of the trauma and, in some cases, a memory gap surrounding the experience. Because this process can produce changes in memory, people who frequently dissociate often find their senses of personal history and identity are affected.
Most clinicians believe that dissociation exists on a continuum of severity. This continuum reflects a wide range of experiences and/or symptoms. At one end are mild dissociative experiences common to most people, such as daydreaming, highway hypnosis, or "getting l