System Speak: Dissociative Identity Disorder ( Multiple Personality Disorder ), Complex Trauma , and Dissociation

Our guest this week is Cathy Collyer, an Occupational Therapist diagnosed with DID. She shares her journey of healing, and how that balances with her professional life. She explains how she combined professional experience with lived experience to write a book about how to care for ourselves during medical and dental appointments. The content note for this episode includes a trigger warning for references to medical and dental appointments, procedures and exams, and the related trauma triggers.

Show Notes

Our guest this week is Cathy Collyer, an Occupational Therapist diagnosed with DID.  She shares her journey of healing, and how that balances with her professional life.  She explains how she combined professional experience with lived experience to write a book about how to care for ourselves during medical and dental appointments.  The content note for this episode includes a trigger warning for references to medical and dental appointments, procedures and exams, and the related trauma triggers.

Trigger Warning:  Content on this website and in the podcasts is assumed to be trauma and/or dissociative related due to the nature of what is being shared here in general.  Content descriptors are generally given in each episode.  Please use appropriate self-care and your own safety plan while exploring this website and during your listening experience.  Natural pauses due to dissociation have not been edited out of the podcast, and have been left for authenticity.  While some professional material may be referenced for educational purposes, Emma and her system are not your therapist nor offering professional advice.  Any informational material shared or referenced is simply part of our own learning process, and not guaranteed to be the latest research or best method for you.  Please contact your therapist or nearest emergency room in case of any emergency.  This website does not provide any medical, mental health, or social support services.

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What is System Speak: Dissociative Identity Disorder ( Multiple Personality Disorder ), Complex Trauma , and Dissociation?

Diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder at age 36, Emma and her system share what they learn along the way about DID, dissociation, trauma, and mental health. Educational, supportive, inclusive, and inspiring, System Speak documents her healing journey through the best and worst of life in recovery through insights, conversations, and collaborations.