DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER
Dissociative Identity Disorders can distort your sense of reality or your own identity. You may lose sense of your surroundings, have multiple identities (alters), forget things, or feel detached from your body. People with dissociative disorders have often experienced childhood abuse or other overwhelming traumatic experiences, where the detachment from reality served as a coping mechanism for dealing with the pain and allowed for survival.

Life Stone therapists are highly trained to work with individuals struggling with Dissociative Disorders (as well as the underlying trauma). Our goal is not to "get rid" of parts or alter. We want to to help orient the system to the present, exploring each part and helping them to learn to coexist together, as well as work through memories that could not be integrated at the time of the trauma.
DID RESOURCES
<p><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodtherapy.org%2Fblog%2Fdissociative-identity-understanding-reality-behind-myths-0906174&t=MjVhZjAwYWVlNzMxMDgyYzYxYjA3MDI2NzJkMWIwYWRjMzllZmRiYixGTkZaSFlDYQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082608946%2Fdissociative-identity-disorder-understanding-the&m=1"><b>Dissociative Identity Disorder: Understanding the Reality Behind the Myths</b></a></p><p>By <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anastasiapollock.com&t=YWI4YmE4OTQ3MGJlYjdiYjk4N2MzNWFhNjY0Yzg1NTRjZWQzNTk2MCxGTkZaSFlDYQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082608946%2Fdissociative-identity-disorder-understanding-the&m=1">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>In recent years, efforts to increase mental health awareness and reduce <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodtherapy.org%2Fblog%2Fpsychpedia%2Fstigma&t=YzcyOWQ5ZDM2YmY1MTU3MWU1ZmU3NTBiMTBhZTcxZjQ2YzA3NzU3NSxGTkZaSFlDYQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082608946%2Fdissociative-identity-disorder-understanding-the&m=1">stigma</a>
 have led to some changes, including more accurate portrayals of mental 
health issues and those who experience them, but much work still needs 
to be done. One particular portrayal that fell flat appeared in the 
movie Split, released in early 2017. In this movie, which was 
roundly criticized for its portrayal of mental health conditions, a 
character with <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodtherapy.org%2Flearn-about-therapy%2Fissues%2Fdissociative-identity&t=OGYzM2FlM2RiMTA4MjZlNjM4MDFkMWNmY2M2YzYxN2I5YmE4ZjFjOSxGTkZaSFlDYQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082608946%2Fdissociative-identity-disorder-understanding-the&m=1">dissociative identity disorder (DID)</a>
 had a dangerous alternate personality. As a counselor who treats 
dissociative conditions such as DID, the majority of which are not 
characterized by violent behavior toward others, this was particularly 
disturbing to me. <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodtherapy.org%2Fblog%2Fdissociative-identity-understanding-reality-behind-myths-0906174&t=MjVhZjAwYWVlNzMxMDgyYzYxYjA3MDI2NzJkMWIwYWRjMzllZmRiYixGTkZaSFlDYQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082608946%2Fdissociative-identity-disorder-understanding-the&m=1">Learn more about the prevalence, contributing factors, and treatment of DID</a></p>

Dissociative Identity Disorder: Understanding the Reality Behind the Myths

By Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

In recent years, efforts to increase mental health awareness and reduce stigma have led to some changes, including more accurate portrayals of mental health issues and those who experience them, but much work still needs to be done. One particular portrayal that fell flat appeared in the movie Split, released in early 2017. In this movie, which was roundly criticized for its portrayal of mental health conditions, a character with dissociative identity disorder (DID) had a dangerous alternate personality. As a counselor who treats dissociative conditions such as DID, the majority of which are not characterized by violent behavior toward others, this was particularly disturbing to me. Learn more about the prevalence, contributing factors, and treatment of DID

<p><b>4 Ways to Help a Hypochondriac  </b></p><p>Fox13′s The PLACE with <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anastasiapollock.com&t=NGU0NWJlODAyZTVhOGU3N2I0MjI3MzRlOWVkMGQwN2RlNzIxNmJjOSw3dnBsNGNncQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F160050432851%2F4-ways-to-help-a-hypochondriac-fox13s-the-place&m=1">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>I think we all know someone we may consider a hypochondriac (someone who
 insists that they are ill when they are not or exaggerates physical 
symptoms). It is hard to know how to help these people and this question
 gives us a great opportunity to better navigate a very tricky 
situation.<a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lifestonecenter.com%2Fblog.php&t=MzMzOWZiMjQ4NWI4ZjU5MWYxNGNhMDAwODI0ZGM0NWFmMzExNTA4YSw3dnBsNGNncQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F160050432851%2F4-ways-to-help-a-hypochondriac-fox13s-the-place&m=1"> Learn more…</a></p>

4 Ways to Help a Hypochondriac  

Fox13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

I think we all know someone we may consider a hypochondriac (someone who insists that they are ill when they are not or exaggerates physical symptoms). It is hard to know how to help these people and this question gives us a great opportunity to better navigate a very tricky situation. Learn more…

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