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Chartered Marketer. Offer Mentorship. Runner. Support #BritishAg. Instinctively curious. Living with #DissociativeIdentityDisorder She/He/They
Jun 26 5 tweets 2 min read
Anyone know of any credible articles or research on lack of mind/body connection affecting proprioception & movement? IE we’ve spent so long being detached from our bodies that new neural pathways need to be formed when doing physical exercise? #Dissociatwt #therapistconnect Let me explain..if we’re learning a new move in the gym we often know we’ve sent a message to that body part to move but it doesn’t. We’ve found ways of helping pathway establish like slapping that area, looking at it, talking out loud, doing the movement at same time as others
Oct 16, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
Hey peops with #DID #OSDD we reached out in a #DID forum to ask if anyone was prepared to help us a logo for our system name which is ETERNITY. As we’ve a background in marketing we gave some thought to our collective ‘brand identity’, a logo being an outward expression of that. We wanted an alternative to ‘my’ face because of course not all of our internal family see themselves this way. So we very much hope this will help with the dysphoria system members feel when they see my image on social media in profiles etc.
Oct 14, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
A thread with a plea from your fans who missed seeing you in 2017 as you were poorly…..
@ZoeTheBall for the morning Hello, it's me
I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet, to go over Wembley
They say that time's supposed to heal ya
But I ain't done much healing
Oct 10, 2021 11 tweets 5 min read
So what shall we post & do on this #WorldMentalHealthDay
One ‘alter’ despairs over the rejection & disappointment we feel when we don’t get engagement in our efforts to generate awareness & improve the base of knowledge with people outside of our own #mentalhealth community. But then the same alter & ‘I’ have this inner drive and passion to see change and also to support others who aren’t able to speak out. So on one hand we are like why do we bother, what’s the point, nothing changes. People have their own lives, they don’t want to hear heavy stuff
Oct 9, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Hi @SwinGlosMind Thank you for the work you do. I am really disappointed at the moment with MIND. Whilst I understand that charitable status comes with limitations on what you are able to for individuals, I feel fobbed off about several broader societal issues I’ve raised with HQ The two major issues I have raised are; * The lack of commissioned #NHS support for those with #DissocativeDisorders
* The ambiguous wording in exclusion clauses in income protection policies.
Both of these I have offered my painful accounts of lived experience for campaigning.
Oct 2, 2021 12 tweets 5 min read
Please RT! A free resource about Dissociative Identity Disorder thanks to @firingthemind. Talks combining lived experience alongside professionals in the field of #DissociativeDisorders are hard to come by! via @YouTube #TherapistsConnect #dissociatwt #DID A recording of the live webinar featuring Gill Frost, Valerie Sinason, Amanda Ball, and Alf McFarland, held on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

For anyone who is a survivor of abuse or trauma, please take care when viewing this video as some content may be triggering.

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May 10, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
Hi @MindCharity @mentalhealth appreciate what you do for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek But...last year I highlighted a need for info to explain differences between good/poor mental health & living with a serious condition. It’s v upsetting when little is available on #NHS for SMI People like myself (ves) have taken to National TV and Radio to try and raise awareness of the lack of #NHS support for diagnosis, therapy & proper crisis support for #DID & other Dissociative Disorders. It’s a national disgrace & a challenge the world over.
Nov 25, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
Unashamedly asking for a RT.
Two BBC radio stations have kindly given air time to me sharing experiences of living with #DisscociativeIdentityDisorder.
Listen again still up ATM so PLEASE tune in & share. Radio silence gives air to stigma & these interviews help change that #DID The first interview was solo on @BBCCWR #BrodySwain - jump to about 2 hours 12 mins in bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0… #DissociativeIdentityDisorder
Nov 10, 2020 7 tweets 4 min read
Our much loved, respected and now retired therapist has her debut book release this week of #TheGirlsWithin. Whilst names have been changed to protect identities, it is a true story account of a middle aged woman living with #DissociativeIdentityDisorder gillfrost.co.uk/thegirlswithin Whilst numerous books about #DID exist, #TGW provides something quite different from most. Written in an accessible diary style and fully referenced, it provides a rare insight into the client /therapist relationship.