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  • Got Parts? An Insider's Guide to Managing Life Successfully with Dissociative Identity Disorder

  • New Horizons in Therapy
  • By: A. T. W.
  • Narrated by: Lisa Negrón
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

Finally, a book for survivors written by a survivor!

Got Parts? was written by a survivor of DID in association with her therapist and therapy group. This audiobook is filled with successful coping techniques and strategies to enhance the day-to-day functioning of adult survivors of DID in relationships, work, parenting, self-confidence, and self-care. Got Parts? will help you introduce yourself to your internal family and improve its communication, integration, and well-being. Although written to carefully avoid triggering, it delivers well-grounded guidelines for living that DID people need to do on the way to recovery. Coping strategies included help you with issues related to triggers, flashbacks, and body memories. Got Parts? also includes a detailed list of outside resources you can draw on. This audiobook is intended to be used in conjunction with a therapist and is not a substitute for therapy.

Once thought of as a rare and mysterious psychiatric curiosity, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is now understood to be a fairly common outcome of severe trauma in young children most typically extreme and repeated physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, and often lack of attachment. Formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder, DID is a condition in which a person has two or more distinct identities or personality states that recurrently take control of the person's consciousness and behavior. Symptoms can include depression, mood swings, panic or anxiety attacks, substance abuse, memory loss, propensity for trances, sleep and eating disorders, distrust, detachment, lack of self-care, and distress or impairment at work.

Acclaim for Got Parts? from therapists and survivors

"Got Parts? is a very well conceived and useful tool, particularly for those treating DID from a more functional perspective." (Peter A. Maves, PhD, ISSD fellow)

"Got Parts is great tool for working therapeutically with ones internal family." (Patricia Sherman, LCSW)

"I particularly liked the chapter which emphasises the importance of taking care of body, mind and spirit holistically." (Kathryn Livingston, chairperson, First Person Plural, UK)

"I strongly recommend this book as a easily read, straightforward and insightful recovery tool for my clients with DID." (Ian Landry, MA, MSW, RSW, Nova Scotia, Canada)

"I will require got parts for new clients, refer it to other therapists and have even recommended it for others." (Karen Hutchins, MA, LPC)

"ATW's approach reflects that of Truddi Chase, a DID victim who prefers her alters live in a harmonious community." (Metapsychology Online Review)

For more information please visit www.GotParts.org

From Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com

©2005 A. T. W. (P)2019 A. T. W.

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extremely helpful. i wish the author would have had more life away from the abuse and she is in my thoughts

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Very enlightening book, for anyone curious about this condition, or definitely those recently diagnosed.
Informative but not patronising.

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Extremely helpful in gaining an understanding of DID

This book helped me to gain an understanding of DID.
I would say this book is ideal for helping and understanding someone who loves and cares for someone with DID.
It also allows for an understanding without asking
sometimes intrusive questions. Albeit everyone is different with DID

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  • Crystoffer
  • 17-11-20

A Great Introduction

The writing was clean and easy to follow. The narrator's odd inflection made some parts difficult to listen through, but felt genuine anyway. This book is a great introduction to those just diagnosed, who desire more blanket ideas of how to come to terms with this new knowledge. I do believe it is a good book for those who may be dating someone with DID, or anyone who wants to get a better basic understanding of this disorder.

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  • Stephanie
  • 15-10-20

Very well written and spoken book on DID

I listened to this book wanting to know more as my spouse has DID. Though not a cure-all it has helped me not only understand more of my spouse but also helped me help them know more of themselves. In the book she mentions therapy and therapists all the time and rightfully so. This may be a fighting point in some systems, my spouses included but it is understandable why it’s necessary. It gave us many new ideas to try/tweak to our own to help the system my spouse has and our lives we all share. Thank you ATW. Even though I never met you you will be missed.

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  • 06-03-20

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I loved this. It was very imformative. Will have to listen again! Very much worth my time.

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  • Inga Holmquist
  • 18-08-22

Eye-opening and compassionate

I didn't know how much I didn't know about this complicated disorder. This book gives an illuminating glimpse into the astonishing power of the mind and the will to survive.

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  • Kaitlyn
  • 18-01-22

Very Insightful

My best friend is a system with DID and this was a very helpful save insightful book to read as part of their support system.

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  • Tin Minute Book Reviews
  • 09-08-21

Insightful

This audiobook is an insightful journey into what can be done by people with D.I.D. to be able to live full, happy, love, and productive lives. Although heavy topics are discussed, most of the book is kept informative and light. Affirming and easy to digest, this book doesn’t shy away from tough topics, but treats them just gently enough for the reader ingest without drudging up past traumas.