The secrets we hide even from ourselves
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Shattered but Not Broken was written to show that trauma can be healed.
It affects millions and there is a way to help them. People of all ages and in all regions of the world. Though sometimes we feel broken, sometimes we are really just shattered pieces of ourselves. I was thankful to find the right help when I needed it most.
After being diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), and later DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder, sometimes called Parts), I wasn't sure there was help for me. Then I learned about the EMDR program. And I believe it saved my life.
At first, I thought it was too simple. Then, I found that in fact, it is simple and very effective. It starts to work very quickly. I had suffered for so many years. Yet everything fell into place and I began to have clarity for the first time.
That clarity led to the diagnosis of my DID, Dissociative Identity Disorder. My trauma was moving to the past but the constant thought conversation in my head was still bothering me. I learned how my symptoms fit perfectly for 3 clear Parts.
There was finally meaning to the noise and chaos in my head after all this time. The treatment was again, EMDR, (Eye Movement Desensitization and Redirection).
Just like the trauma that lead to my Parts, the Parts can have trauma individually that they are holding onto. Once you know what your Parts need, you can heal them, thus healing yourself. EMDR can help you do that.
Once you begin to integrate your Parts and find out who you really are, the clarity is indescribable. The feeling of freedom is wonderful and the silence to meditate is a gift. If you have PTSD, I encourage you to find a therapist near you. EMDR gave me the life I worked so hard for. I live it in full clarity and control now. It's really quite amazing.
Look a little deeper and if EMDR can help you get your life back
When I began my research into PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), it was based off my therapy and recommendations. I found lots of Doctor’s explanations and theories. I found a lot of medical speak. There was nothing personal at all. Certainly not from a patient’s point of view.
No matter how old or recent your trauma was, it doesn't have to define you. I'm an average middle aged woman who's trauma shattered me into a net of protection at a young age. My life has been difficult to manage. It isn't anymore.
See of some of my symptoms or experiences seem familiar to you. See how I healed and got to know who I really am.