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
anxiety and me
What is anxiety to me? A horrible churning feeling in the stomach, a choking sensation in the throat, a sense of total disconnection, it's like living in a bad dream. I want to have a life, to do all that others can. I long to be able to go outside, to walk down a street, to be able to ride a bus, just to be like everyone else... but I cannot.
When at home I think about going out and slowly build up confidence and believe that I CAN do it. I set off, manage it through the door, feeling amazing and full of new found confidence at my accomplishment. Only to return home minutes later, defeated...it's just too difficult, it's like a solid wall of panic that no matter how I try I cannot pass through. The feeling of dread, the expectation of something awful about to happen... just had to turn and run home.
Those feelings, the fear, the panic, are so awful that I do anything and everything to avoid them. At times I am housebound... in tears, in despair... why can't I just be like everyone els
women, rape and legal system
For a legal system to be fair it is vital that the rights of the defendant to a fair trial are upheld, but it is equally important for the complainants to obtain justice. The rights of both defendants and complainants must be balanced. Women should be enabled to obtain justice without jeopardising the rights of the accused. In rape trials though this is rarely the case, the defendant is too advantaged, allowing men guilty of sexual assault to go free.
Over the last few decades, the legal system has taken a rapping with freeing defendant after defendant following wrongful conviction: the Guildford four, the Birmingham six and Judith Ward, to name a few. As shocking as these miscarriages are, miscarriages of justice resulting from wrongful acquittals should not be forgotten. It is an injustice not only when the innocent are convicted but also when the guilty go free, or when a case never gets to court at all.
The plight of the rape victim remains as acute as ever. They are vie
the "rape controversy"
Had an unfun week many arguments with many people, mainly on the topic of rape on people lying about being raped, using it to punish men which is odd as last time I checked rape was not gender specific, men can be raped too and women can be rapists.
So thought would take some time to discuss the topic here.
Now firstly I know I am biased, I hate the idea of anyone lying about having being raped for several reasons, the major one being that it makes people question the truth of the stories of those of us who HAVE been raped. I don't think that people who spread these ideas of people lying about it realise how much it hurts to have people call you a liar. When you are raped all control is lost, your perception of the world is shattered, it's no longer a kind, nice, safe place, suddenly it becomes a unknown, scary place full of danger and dangerous people. You blame yourself, and you're convinced that others will blame you too, that they will judge you, pick the event ap