Definitions[ edit ] Dissociationthe term that underlies the dissociative disorders including DID, lacks a precise, empirical, and generally agreed upon definition. Thus it is unknown if there is a common root underlying all dissociative experiences, or if the range of mild to severe symptoms is a result of different etiologies and biological structures.
I know I am not realising my true potential The hypochondriac womb twin survivor, despite being perfectly healthy in fact, lives like a helpless infant, feeling weak and terrified of illness and death: As a way to heal this uneasy sense of emptiness there is a strong tendency in womb twin survivors to hold onto possessions, long-dead relationships, meaningless rituals, habits and entrenched, irrational ideas.
There is a very strong resistance to making life changes or letting go of anything of sentimental value, as is clear from some of the questionnaire statements: It appears to be a constant re-enactment of the brief life and eventual death and loss of the lost womb twin.
Impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging The search for some way to fill the sense of lack - the space left by the missing twin - may take the survivor into an eating disorder or an addiction.
Compulsive hoarding is particularly common. These activities appear to be an attempt to heal the emptiness and primal wounded-ness, but in fact they tend to perpetuate the pain and distress, which usefully keeps alive the memory of the twin.
Some questionnaire statements reveal a distinct lack of self care: Damage to self I am addicted to substances or behaviours that are potentially damaging to my health, wealth or well-being It is as if they cannot allow themselves to be strong and healthy and long-lived.
They seem to be testing their ability to survive to the very limit and do not seem to care if they mutilate themselves or even die in the process. To some womb twin survivors there is a kind of rough justice in a risk-taking lifestyle. Recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures or threats, or self-mutilating behavior Characteristically, the womb twin survivor thinks a lot about death, to the extent of preoccupation.
Ideas of suicide emerge early in life, frequently in childhood.
Conversely, the very idea of being alive is to some womb twin survivors a surprise gift - perhaps undeserved - and a great privilege. Affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood, such as intense episodic dysphoria, irritability, or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days.
Womb twin survivors appear to be prey to intense emotions that seem to have no rational explanation. They suffer frequent changes of mood as they seek out explanations for the vague feelings of painful distress that haunt them all their lives.
This affective instability is reflected in the following statements; Reactivity of mood All my life I have carried deeply felt emotional pain that persists, despite all my efforts to heal myself They are often unusually sensitive to the feelings of others, and this, coupled with their own inner sense of weakness and fragility, can render them frequently unable to cope.
They feel a great need to heal others of their pain. Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger The womb twin survivor is often angry but its not always clear to anyone exactly why. It is a defensive kind of anger, as if they are protecting themselves from a potentially hostile world.
Their defensiveness draws hostility from others, who are unlikely to be able to understand the paradoxical sense of inner fragility that the anger is designed to defend. The result is often a shouting match, which the womb twin survivor cannot afford to lose, for in the womb the weak go to the wall and only the strongest survive.
With their strong empathy and intuition, the womb twin survivor will willingly voice the hidden negative emotions for his or her whole family, to the benefit of all concerned.
This can be seen in the following questionnaire statements: Such anger is driven by a fear of being perceived as inadequate, for to the womb twin survivor weakness means death.
For women, to be angry is a powerful thing, and if she feels an inner sense of helplessness as she unconsciously identifies with her lost little twin, she will seek every opportunity to assert her power over others. Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms Womb twin survivors are creative and imaginative people who inhabit an inner world of dreams.
In their dreams is their lost twin so they are happy to dissociate from the world in order to search for it. They often create imaginary friends as children and may dream of their lost twin while asleep.
For them the most important form of reality is their pre-birth experience. There are two very different sides to my character Crowe Shame is also a major feature in the life of a womb twin survivor.
This sense of guilt was present in the questionnaire statements: Our research has revealed that intuitively calculating the precise nature of the pre-birth loss, and validating this with some personal research into embryology and foetal development, is a vital first step towards healing.
It is a process of interpreting body memory, and can be facilitated by hypnosis and kinesiology.A new paper argues the condition now known as “dissociative identity disorder” might help us understand the fundamental nature of reality.
The evidence base for the effective treatment of personality disorders is insufficient. Most of the existing evidence on personality disorder is for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, but even this is limited by the small sample sizes and short follow-up in clinical trials, the wide range of core outcome measures used by studies, and poor control of coexisting psychopathology.
Opening the Doors to the Self – Spirit Involvement As we have seen there are many paths to self-knowledge. Understanding the self is a complex process because the self is so complex.
There are many facets to our being which our conscious-mind awareness generally blocks out. It . Dissociative identity disorder (DID), also known as multiple personality disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. There is often trouble remembering certain events, beyond what would be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
These states alternately show in a person's behavior. Histrionic Personality Disorder. Personality disorder is a matter of false judgments of value.
Listed below are the false value judgments that are at the root of Histrionic Personality Disorder. A new paper argues the condition now known as “dissociative identity disorder” might help us understand the fundamental nature of reality.