Dissociation For Dummies

Dissociation For Dummies

By Michelle Tasa So today is one of those days where I am struggling to be present in my body. It is a weird and disturbing result of childhood trauma. It’s called dissociation, and I’ve been doing it without knowing almost my whole life. What is...
Trauma Treatment, Cicadas and the Emerging Buzz of Hope

Trauma Treatment, Cicadas and the Emerging Buzz of Hope

Trauma Treatment, Cicadas and the Emerging Buzz of Hope                                 by Lily Tecklher *TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains an account of child assault. Please practice self-care when reading and step away if you become triggered.        In 1987,...
The Dissociation House

The Dissociation House

I have Complex PTSD. I never talk about it, let alone in any detail. I mention some of my triggers in passing. I keep it generic. No one asks questions. I get triggered often. Weekly, sometimes daily. A door slamming, the cold water running over the plate I am...