I Am More Than One By Jane Wegscheider Hyman
The author portrays the internal world of DID and understands the logic and function of dissociated parts of the mind. She shares the stories of several women who have found the strength and resources to live successfully with DID. Encouraging and very informative.
United We Stand By Eliana Gil, Ph.D.
This book is written for individuals with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), and explains what it is, why it develops, how to understand it, and when and how to seek help. Those with DID have too long suffered with nagging worries about being crazy or so unique that they cannot have friends or companionship. This book defines DID as a creative and life-saving adaptive strategy to survive unbearable trauma, a mental injury, not a “disorder” or sign of mental illness.
Dear Little Ones By Jade Miller
A book about Dissociative Identity Disorder, written by a survivor, for young alters. The book helps young alters understand their experiences as part of a multiple system. From the author: “All multiples and all alters are valuable and I hope this book helps each system give every part a voice.”
Fractured Mind By Debra Bruch
Warning: this book is for adults only due to explanations of sexual and physical violence causing dissociation at an early age. Helped by intensive EMDR psychological therapy, Debra’s subconscious peels away layer-by-layer, revealing horrific trauma caused by her parents at a very young age. Her damage was so severe, the foundation of her psyche had to be remade. The reader will follow Debra as she reveals an unusually close relationship with God and what she calls the “Other Realm.”
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma By Bessel van der Kolk MD
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook By Deborah Bray Haddock
From Eve to Sybil to Truddi Chase, the media have long chronicled the lives of people with dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder. The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook serves as a much-needed bridge for communication between the dissociative individual and therapists, family, and friends who also have to learn to deal with the effects of this truly astonishing disorder.
The Truth About False Memory Syndrome by James G. Friesen, PhD
The authenticity of Dissociative Identity Disorder is documented. The False Memory Foundation was founded by perpetrators and cult members. This is an excellent book that debunks FMS with facts and documentation. Very enlightening and helpful when skeptics doubt survivor’s stories. Highly recommended.
Boundaries By Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
This book is so foundational for those who are going through healing. Boundaries help us to develop healthy relationships, keeps us from being taken advantage of, supports a position of strength and respect, and prevents relational burn out. If you have a difficult time saying “no”, this book will help.
Safe People By Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
Part two of “Boundaries” explores the deeper benefits of boundaries and respectful relationships. Too many of us have invested ourselves into relationships that left us deeply wounded. We’ve been abandoned or taken advantage of, and left with little to show for what we’ve given. We’ve lost our sense of security and personal value in the process. And what’s worse, we tend to either repeat the same mistakes of judgment over and over . . . Or else lock the doors of our hearts entirely and throw away the key. Why do we choose the wrong people to get involved with? Is it possible to change? And if so, where does one begin?
Living through the Heart that Jesus Gave You By James G. Friesen, PhD
A book that details importance and necessity of community. The Life Model is a unifying approach to ministries of counseling, recovery, pastoral care, prayer ministry, deliverance, inner healing, child rearing, body life and health. Substance abuse recovery programs internationally are guided by the Life Model’s five principles. Because the Life Model develops strong maturity, it is widely used as a church model, particularly where people must face suffering. Almost every major ministry dealing with trauma and abuse in the USA uses the Life Model as part of their teaching.
Jesus Calling By Sarah Young
A devotional with powerful inspiring words from a Christian perspective. Those that have problems relating to the love that Jesus has for them will see Him in a personal, loving way. These daily writings are uplifting and encouraging.
Innocent Lives (Guardians of Grace, Book 1) By Julie Bonn Blank
A powerful book on the heartbreaking issue of trafficking. We highly recommend this to everyone, especially those who have a heart for the wounded. Truly an excellent read.
Valley of Blessings Ministries – Freedom Encounters This ministry offers prayer for freedom from oppressive, trauma-related issues. It is a vital program that assists therapy with inner healing in a very kind and loving manner. Pastors Mike and Becky Fontenot have been involved with VOB in Chehalis, WA for 25 years. VOB has been a valuable resource and they have blessed us beyond measure! God has gifted them to facilitate healing and release from powerlessness that has kept many clients trapped in unhealthy patterns, releasing them to do deeper, more effective work in therapy.
Eleos Support Network This Non-Profit assists and educates those in the fields of mental health, social work, victim advocacy and criminal justice, who are working with or supporting adult survivors of organized criminal and/or extreme abuse. It is an excellent resource for trainings and insight into the operations of these perpetrator groups.
Survivorship Provides information on ritual abuse, such as lists of holidays that are hard for survivors of many kinds of abuse; articles which give background information and deal with the effects of ritual abuse, child pornography, and child prostitution, and government/military mind control; and links to other pages on ritual abuse and with healing resources.
An Infinite Mind The stigma associated with DID has led to countless men and women living with dissociative identities to hide their true, whole self in fear of the repercussions if they are found out. An Infinite Mind was formed out of need for accurate information on all Dissociative Disorders, but especially DID. AIM annually hosts a “Healing Together” conference for survivors with all types of dissociative disorders, especially those with DID; supporters and loved ones of people with dissociative disorders and DID; and mental health professionals who currently treat dissociative clients or would like to learn more about treating dissociation and DID.
Hospital for Inpatient Services
Sheppard Pratt Health System Trauma Disorders Program For individuals with trauma-related conditions (e.g. dissociative and/or complex post-traumatic stress disorders) resulting from a history of abuse (psychological/emotional, physical, sexual, and/or combat/disaster, etc.) who require intensive inpatient hospitalization. Secondary diagnoses and issues commonly addressed include anxiety and mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, somatoform disorders, and substance abuse. Doctors, therapists, social workers, nursing, art, and occupational therapy staff specialize in the treatment of traumatized individuals. A focus on safety and stabilization maximizes the individual’s functioning for continued outpatient treatment in a safer and more paced framework.
We have had clients that have stayed here and have had very good results, better able to manage their symptoms upon their return. This has been a very supportive resource for them.
They are located in Baltmore, MD and can be contacted at 410-938-5078.