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Re: Yesterday a part came in therapy:( kerria

Posted by alexandra_k on August 25, 2005, at 20:35:03

In reply to Re: Yesterday a part came in therapy:( alexandra_k, posted by kerria on August 25, 2005, at 19:57:18

> i should 'know' containment skills from the inpatient stays at trauma treatment places by now.
> Isn't it funny how easy they are to forget in a crisis- or to not be able to access when needed.

Oh yes, I hear you there :-)

> Have you ever been to any DID treatment centers?

No. And I have never met anyone with DID in person.

IMO (though I may have misunderstood some of what you have written...)

It is really unhelpful and counter-productive for your t to tell you about them and tell them about you...

Your t has arranged things so she is the hub of communication. She is the focal point. The different alters communicate to her. One alter tells her something then she relays that to another alter.

I think your t should be helping to show one alter (e.g., you) how to communicate with another. And to show you how to deal with the communications you receive from the others.

If she is functioning as a hub then there is little need for you to learn how to do this... For them to communicate with you (they can always communicate to her) For you to communicate with them (you can always communicate to her)

You need to be the hub of communication. You need to be the focal point. The different alters should communicate via you. One alter tells you something and then you can relate that to your t so that she can help you cope with / integrate that new information.




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