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Making Sense of Madness: An emancipatory approach

7 July 2017, 10 am – 4.30pm, registration from 9.30am

Hackney House, 25-27 Curtain Road, Hackney, London, EC2A 3LT

https://madness-london.eventbrite.co.uk

This unique, one day event, featuring Jacqui Dillon and Rai Waddingham (recently featured on BBC Horizon: Why Did I Go Mad?), explores experiences often dismissed as symptoms of serious mental illness: voices, visions, paranoia, unusual beliefs and altered states, and reframes them as understandable human responses to adversity.

Drawing from personal and professional experiences of madness, healing and recovery, combined with emerging innovative research findings, Jacqui and Rai present an emancipatory approach to understanding and working with distressing experiences that prioritises respect, personal meaning, self-determination and liberation.

Download: Making Sense of Madness Flyer

It includes:

  • Understanding ‘mad’ experiences
  • Exploring factors that can contribute to and shape distress
  • Alternatives to diagnosis – moving beyond the illness model
  • Respectful ways of helping people in distress
  • Strategies to survive and thrive

This day is suitable for:

  • Anyone interested in understanding more about madness, creativity and the complex spectrum of human experience
  • Those involved in supporting another human beinga – whether this is as a friend, ally, family member, colleague, mental health professional, teacher, therapist, social worker, voluntary sector worker, manager or spiritual advisor
  • All those with lived experience of madness and distress

Fees:

  • Unwaged: £10
  • Voluntary Sector & Self Funding: £90
  • Statutory & Commercial: £125

Please get in touch if you’re in a difficult financial position – we may be able to help.

Register:

https://madness-london.eventbrite.co.uk

Jacqui Dillon

Jacqui on BBC Horizon’s ‘Why Did I Go Mad?’

HorizonFor hundreds of years, psychiatry has treated voices and hallucinations as an enemy – regarding them as ‘insanity’ or ‘madness’ and seeing them as something to be quashed and even frightened of. But today, new scientific and psychological insights into how the brain works are leading to a radical rethink on what such experiences are – and how they should be treated.

Horizon follows three people living with voices, hallucinations and paranoia, to explore what causes this kind of phenomena. Providing a rare first-hand insight into these experiences, they reveal just what it is like to live with them day to day. They examine the impact of social, biological and environmental influences on conditions traditionally associated with insanity, such as schizophrenia and psychosis, and within the film they look at how new ways of understanding the brain are leading to a dramatic change in treatments and approaches, and examine whether targeting the root causes of psychosis can lead to recovery. Above all, they try to uncover why it happened to them – and whether it could happen to you.

Jacqui Dillon

See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mgxf

Jacqui Dillon on RTE.ie Radio 1 talking about Hearing Voices

What do you hear when you stop and listen to what’s going on in your head? A song that was on the radio yesterday? A snippet of this mornings conversation with your sister? Or nothing….? Are you debating the best route to take home? Are you saying a prayer? What does that sound like?

Jacqui Dillon hears voices. In her head. Lots of them.Voices that sound as real as you or me. Voices that wake her up. Voices that tell her to go to sleep. Voices that disagree with her, and voices that encourage her. And the voices have been there for as long as she can remember.So you might think Jacqui is mad, but this is the story of a woman who has come a long way with the voices in her head.

Twenty years ago Jaqqui’s experience of her voices drove her to psychiatric services…. and that’s where the story really begins because it was when she was told that the voices weren’t real, and that she was lying about her past that she really began to get mad. And that’s when Jacqui realised she had to learn to live with her voices and understand why they were there.

This is a story about hearing voices and about learning to live with them. A story about how your past shapes your future until you start to understand it .

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to hear voices, or have always thought that people who hear voices are plain mad, this documentary just might make you think twice.

Jacqui Dillon is the national Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England. She is Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London.

Narrated and produced by Leeanne O’Donnell

Production Supervision by Liam O’Brien

Click here for more information on Hearing Voices Network

Click here for more information on Jacqui Dillon

First Broadcast December 7th 2013

‘Documentary on One is the home of Irish radio documentaries and the largest library of documentary podcasts available anywhere in the world. We tell stories in sound, mostly Irish ones, and each documentary tells its own story’

Listen:

You can listen here: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/radio-documentary-sounds-mad-hearing-voices-psychology.html

Trauma, Dissociation, Attachment & Neuroscience: A new paradigm for understanding severe mental distress

Special Edition: Complex reactions to severe trauma

The paper by Dillon, Johnstone & Longden in this volume (Trauma, Dissociation, Attachment and Neuroscience) brings together evidence from the neuroscience and mental health literature with the hope that this might lead to a paradigm shift in the way that people are seen and helped. Hopefully they are right, and biopsychosocial models worthy of the name may come to dominate practice, rather than models that sometimes masquerade as biopsychosocial but which are basically ‘bio-bio-bio models’, with social and psychological factors reduced to mere events that trigger an underlying genetic illness (Read, Bentall & Fosse, 2009).

JCPCP is a peer-reviewed journal which values personal experience above professional boundaries and doctrinal jargon. It provides a forum for ideas, experience and views of people working in the psychological world and those who use psychotherapy or receive psychiatric services. The journal encourages a critical, reflexive view of psychology and counselling and is a constant challenge to orthodoxy. Our contributors reflect on their work and experiences in therapy, in relationships and in institutions. The journal embraces philosophical, radical and scientific perspectives in its analysis of psychological, psychiatric and psychotherapeutic systems. With a following wind, it will sometimes make you laugh out loud.

 

Ritual Abuse

Ritual Abuse

On The Web

End Ritual Abusewww.endritualabuse.org
This site provides articles, resources, and links to information and support.

Extreme Abuse Surveywww.extreme-abuse-survey.net
Results, findings, questionnaires and presentations. More than 750 pages of documentation.

Mind Justicewww.mindjustice.org
An extensive and well-organized site on with articles, source material, and position papers on mind control, torture, and non-lethal weapons

Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and Healingwww.ra-info.org
Information for Survivor’s, Therapists and Others.

Ritual Abuse Network Scotlandwww.rans.org.uk
An informative and useful resource for anyone connected with ritual abuse anywhere in the world, be they survivors, counsellors, or just a concerned friend.

Ritual Abuse and Satanic Ritual Abuse Evidence and Journal Articles – http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Satanic_Ritual_Abuse_Evidence_and_Journal_Articles

S.M.A.R.T. (Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Today): www.ritualabuse.us
Many articles, transcripts of speeches, information on up-coming conferences, plus all back issues of the newsletter.

Survivorshipwww.survivorship.org
For survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and torture and their allies.

In Print

Morris, M. (1982). If I Should Die Before I Wake. Black Swan Books.

Noblitt, R. and Perskin Noblitt, P. (2008). Ritual Abuse in the Twenty First Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations. Robert. D. Reed Publishers.

Ross, C. (1995). Satanic Ritual Abuse: Principals of Treatment. University of Toronto Press.

Ryder, D. (1992). Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse: Recognizing and Recovering from the Hidden Trauma. Compcare Publishers.

Scott, S. (2001). The Politics and Experience of Ritual Abuse: Beyond Belief. Open University Press.

Sinason, V. (1994). Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse. Routledge.

Smith, M. (1993). Ritual Abuse. What It Is, Why It Happens, How to Help. Harper: San Francisco.

Dissociation

Dissociation

On The Web

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociationwww.isst-d.org
ISSTD seeks to advance clinical, scientific, and societal understanding about the prevalence and consequences of chronic trauma and dissociation.

Mosaic Mindswww.mosaicminds.org
Online resource centre compiled by survivors of dissociative identify disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder). Includes: ‘keeping safe’, ‘reading room’, ‘interactive community forums’, ‘books’ and links section

PODSwww.pods-online.org.uk

PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through:

  • training
  • informing
  • supporting

The Pottergate Centrewww.dissociation.co.uk
The Centre offers a wide range of services to professionals, to clients who may have a dissociative disorder and to the public at large.

Sidran Traumatic Stress Institutewww.sidran.org
International not for profit organisation aimed at supporting people to recovery form the effects of trauma (including dissociative disorders). Includes a comprehensive resource section.

Trauma and Abuse Groupwww.tag-uk.net
TAG promotes education and raises awareness in the field of dissociation, attachment, trauma and abuse recovery.

In Print

Case, J.F. (1991). The Flock: the Autobiography of a Multiple Personality. Abacus.

Castelli, J. (2000). Looking Inside: Life Lessons From a Multiple Personality in Pictures and Words. Castelli Studios Publishing.

Gil, Eliana. (1990). United We Stand: A Book for People with Multiple Personalities. Launch Press.

Mayer, R. (1988). Through Divided Minds: Probing the Mysteries of Multiple Personalities. A Doctors Story. Avon

Mollon, P. (1996). Multiple Selves, Multiple Voices: Working with Trauma, Violation and Dissociation. Wiley.

Moskowitz, A., Schafer, I. & Dorahy, M. (Eds.) (2009). Psychosis, trauma and dissociation: Emerging perspectives on severe psychopathology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Rheta Schreiber, F. (1973). Sybil: The True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Separate Personalities. Penguin Books.

Ross, C. (1994). The Osiris Complex: Case-Studies in Multiple Personality. University of Toronto Press.

Sinason, V. (2002). Attachment, Trauma and multiplicity: Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Brunner-Routledge.

Stout, M. (2001). The Myth of Sanity: Divided Consciousness and the Promise of Awareness – Tales of Multiple Personality in Everyday Life.

Abuse, Trauma, Healing & Recovery

Abuse, Trauma, Healing & Recovery

On The Web

Alice Millerwww.alice-miller.com
Website of pioneering psychotherapist Alice Miller

Recovered Memory projecthttp://blogs.brown.edu/recoveredmemory/about/
Case Archives, Commentary, and Scholarly Resources

David Baldwin’s Trauma Information Pageswww.trauma-pages.com
Providing information for clinicians and researchers in the traumatic-stress field

The European Society for Trauma and Dissociationwww.estd.org
Promoting an increase in the knowledge of Trauma, Dissociation and all disorders related to chronic traumatisation.

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociationwww.isst-d.org
Seeking to advance clinical, scientific, and societal understanding about the prevalence and consequences of chronic trauma and dissociation

Jim Hopper’s Information Pageswww.jimhopper.com
Providing scholarly knowledge and resources, in language and formats accessible to any interested and motivated person – young or old, highly educated or not.

The Lantern Projectwww.lanternproject.org.uk
Formerly known as “Victims No Longer”, the Lantern Project offers a website supporting victims of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, racial abuse and bullying.

Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torturewww.torturecare.org.uk
A charity that is dedicated soley to the treatment of torture survivors, including: advocacy, counselling & physical therapies.

One in Four UKwww.oneinfour.org.uk
One in Four offers a voice to and support for people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence.

Rape Crisis (England and Wales)www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Provides co-ordination and support to affiliated member groups and campaigns and lobbies to raise awareness of the issues of sexual violence in the wider community and with local, regional and national government.

The Recovery Practice  – http://www.therecoverypractice.org.uk/

The Recovery Practice aims to help make mental health and well being possible for all people and to contribute to the understanding of mental health problems. Julian Turner has had over twenty years counselling practice and has worked extensively with people who have experienced emotional distress. He works in the Leeds area.

Respondwww.respond.org.uk
Works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy, campaigning and other support.

Sidran Traumatic Stress Institutewww.sidran.org
International not for profit organisation aimed at supporting people to recovery form the effects of trauma (including dissociative disorders).

Support Linewww.supportline.org.uk/problems/child_abuse_survivors.php
Provides guidance and resources for adult survivors of childhood abuse.

Trauma and Abuse Groupwww.tag-uk.net
TAG promotes education and raises awareness in the field of dissociation, attachment, trauma and abuse recovery.

Trauma and Abuse Support Centrewww.tasc-online.org.uk
Provides a UK web-based resource for survivors of the whole spectrum of child sexual abuse (including extreme and ritual abuse) and for anyone involved in supporting them.

Women’s Aidwww.womensaid.org.uk
A national charity working to support women and children affected by domestic violence. Site includes finding help locally and a survivors handbook.

Bass, E. and Davis, L. (1988). The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Cedar Press.

Bloom, S. (1997). Creating Sanctuary: Towards the Evolution of Safe Communities. London: Routledge.

Blume, S. (1990). Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and its After-effects in Women. John Wiley and Sons.

Brison, S.J. (2002). Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self. Princeton University Press.

Davis, L. (1991). Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child. HarperPerennial.

Davoine, F. and Gaudilliere, J-M. (2004). History Beyond Trauma. Other Press LLC.

Dolan, Y. (2000). Beyond Survival: Living Well is the Best Revenge. BT Press: London.

Fraser, S. My Father’s House: A Memoir of Incest and of Healing. Virago Press.

Herman, J. L. (1992). Trauma and Recovery. New York: Basic Books.

Levine, P. (1997). Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma – The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences. New York: North Atlantic Books.

Levine, P. (2008). Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body. Boulder, CO: Sounds True Inc.

Mackinnon, M. (1991). Each Small Step: Breaking the Chains of Abuse and Addiction. Gynergy Books.

Maltz, W. (1992). The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Qill: HarperCollins Publishers.

Perry, B. (2008). The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook: What Traumatized Children Can Teach us About Loss, Love and Healing. New York: Basic Books.

Rothschild, B. (2000). The Body Remembers: The psychophysiology of trauma and trauma treatment. London: W. W. Norton & Co.

Rothschild, B. (2010). 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Therapy: Take Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing. W. W. Norton & Co.

Sebold, A. (2003). Lucky. Picador.

Spring, J. (1987). Cry Hard and Swim: The Story of An Incest Survivor. Virago Press.

Tal, K. (1996). Worlds of Hurt: Reading the Literatures of Trauma. Cambridge University Press.

Venable Raine, N. (2000). After Silence: Rape and My Journey Back. Virago Press Ltd; New edition.

Warner, S. (2000). Understanding Child Sexual Abuse: Making the Tactics Visible. Handsell Publishing.

Resources

Please use the above links to browse some resources I hope you’ll find useful. These include organisations, websites, journals and books.

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Phoenix

Making Sense of Madness: An emancipatory approach

7 July 2017, 10 am – 4.30pm, registration from 9.30am

Hackney House, 25-27 Curtain Road, Hackney, London, EC2A 3LT

https://madness-london.eventbrite.co.uk

This unique, one day event, featuring Jacqui Dillon and Rai Waddingham (recently featured on BBC Horizon: Why Did I Go Mad?), explores experiences often dismissed as symptoms of serious mental illness: voices, visions, paranoia, unusual beliefs and altered states, and reframes them as understandable human responses to adversity.

Drawing from personal and professional experiences of madness, healing and recovery, combined with emerging innovative research findings, Jacqui and Rai present an emancipatory approach to understanding and working with distressing experiences that prioritises respect, personal meaning, self-determination and liberation.

Download: Making Sense of Madness Flyer

It includes:

  • Understanding ‘mad’ experiences
  • Exploring factors that can contribute to and shape distress
  • Alternatives to diagnosis – moving beyond the illness model
  • Respectful ways of helping people in distress
  • Strategies to survive and thrive

This day is suitable for:

  • Anyone interested in understanding more about madness, creativity and the complex spectrum of human experience
  • Those involved in supporting another human beinga – whether this is as a friend, ally, family member, colleague, mental health professional, teacher, therapist, social worker, voluntary sector worker, manager or spiritual advisor
  • All those with lived experience of madness and distress

Fees:

  • Unwaged: £10
  • Voluntary Sector & Self Funding: £90
  • Statutory & Commercial: £125

Please get in touch if you’re in a difficult financial position – we may be able to help.

Register:

https://madness-london.eventbrite.co.uk

Jacqui Dillon

Jacqui on BBC Horizon’s ‘Why Did I Go Mad?’

HorizonFor hundreds of years, psychiatry has treated voices and hallucinations as an enemy – regarding them as ‘insanity’ or ‘madness’ and seeing them as something to be quashed and even frightened of. But today, new scientific and psychological insights into how the brain works are leading to a radical rethink on what such experiences are – and how they should be treated.

Horizon follows three people living with voices, hallucinations and paranoia, to explore what causes this kind of phenomena. Providing a rare first-hand insight into these experiences, they reveal just what it is like to live with them day to day. They examine the impact of social, biological and environmental influences on conditions traditionally associated with insanity, such as schizophrenia and psychosis, and within the film they look at how new ways of understanding the brain are leading to a dramatic change in treatments and approaches, and examine whether targeting the root causes of psychosis can lead to recovery. Above all, they try to uncover why it happened to them – and whether it could happen to you.

Jacqui Dillon

See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mgxf

Jacqui Dillon on RTE.ie Radio 1 talking about Hearing Voices

What do you hear when you stop and listen to what’s going on in your head? A song that was on the radio yesterday? A snippet of this mornings conversation with your sister? Or nothing….? Are you debating the best route to take home? Are you saying a prayer? What does that sound like?

Jacqui Dillon hears voices. In her head. Lots of them.Voices that sound as real as you or me. Voices that wake her up. Voices that tell her to go to sleep. Voices that disagree with her, and voices that encourage her. And the voices have been there for as long as she can remember.So you might think Jacqui is mad, but this is the story of a woman who has come a long way with the voices in her head.

Twenty years ago Jaqqui’s experience of her voices drove her to psychiatric services…. and that’s where the story really begins because it was when she was told that the voices weren’t real, and that she was lying about her past that she really began to get mad. And that’s when Jacqui realised she had to learn to live with her voices and understand why they were there.

This is a story about hearing voices and about learning to live with them. A story about how your past shapes your future until you start to understand it .

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to hear voices, or have always thought that people who hear voices are plain mad, this documentary just might make you think twice.

Jacqui Dillon is the national Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England. She is Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London.

Narrated and produced by Leeanne O’Donnell

Production Supervision by Liam O’Brien

Click here for more information on Hearing Voices Network

Click here for more information on Jacqui Dillon

First Broadcast December 7th 2013

‘Documentary on One is the home of Irish radio documentaries and the largest library of documentary podcasts available anywhere in the world. We tell stories in sound, mostly Irish ones, and each documentary tells its own story’

Listen:

You can listen here: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/radio-documentary-sounds-mad-hearing-voices-psychology.html

Trauma, Dissociation, Attachment & Neuroscience: A new paradigm for understanding severe mental distress

Special Edition: Complex reactions to severe trauma

The paper by Dillon, Johnstone & Longden in this volume (Trauma, Dissociation, Attachment and Neuroscience) brings together evidence from the neuroscience and mental health literature with the hope that this might lead to a paradigm shift in the way that people are seen and helped. Hopefully they are right, and biopsychosocial models worthy of the name may come to dominate practice, rather than models that sometimes masquerade as biopsychosocial but which are basically ‘bio-bio-bio models’, with social and psychological factors reduced to mere events that trigger an underlying genetic illness (Read, Bentall & Fosse, 2009).

JCPCP is a peer-reviewed journal which values personal experience above professional boundaries and doctrinal jargon. It provides a forum for ideas, experience and views of people working in the psychological world and those who use psychotherapy or receive psychiatric services. The journal encourages a critical, reflexive view of psychology and counselling and is a constant challenge to orthodoxy. Our contributors reflect on their work and experiences in therapy, in relationships and in institutions. The journal embraces philosophical, radical and scientific perspectives in its analysis of psychological, psychiatric and psychotherapeutic systems. With a following wind, it will sometimes make you laugh out loud.

 

Ritual Abuse

Ritual Abuse

On The Web

End Ritual Abusewww.endritualabuse.org
This site provides articles, resources, and links to information and support.

Extreme Abuse Surveywww.extreme-abuse-survey.net
Results, findings, questionnaires and presentations. More than 750 pages of documentation.

Mind Justicewww.mindjustice.org
An extensive and well-organized site on with articles, source material, and position papers on mind control, torture, and non-lethal weapons

Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and Healingwww.ra-info.org
Information for Survivor’s, Therapists and Others.

Ritual Abuse Network Scotlandwww.rans.org.uk
An informative and useful resource for anyone connected with ritual abuse anywhere in the world, be they survivors, counsellors, or just a concerned friend.

Ritual Abuse and Satanic Ritual Abuse Evidence and Journal Articles – http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Satanic_Ritual_Abuse_Evidence_and_Journal_Articles

S.M.A.R.T. (Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Today): www.ritualabuse.us
Many articles, transcripts of speeches, information on up-coming conferences, plus all back issues of the newsletter.

Survivorshipwww.survivorship.org
For survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and torture and their allies.

In Print

Morris, M. (1982). If I Should Die Before I Wake. Black Swan Books.

Noblitt, R. and Perskin Noblitt, P. (2008). Ritual Abuse in the Twenty First Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations. Robert. D. Reed Publishers.

Ross, C. (1995). Satanic Ritual Abuse: Principals of Treatment. University of Toronto Press.

Ryder, D. (1992). Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse: Recognizing and Recovering from the Hidden Trauma. Compcare Publishers.

Scott, S. (2001). The Politics and Experience of Ritual Abuse: Beyond Belief. Open University Press.

Sinason, V. (1994). Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse. Routledge.

Smith, M. (1993). Ritual Abuse. What It Is, Why It Happens, How to Help. Harper: San Francisco.

Dissociation

Dissociation

On The Web

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociationwww.isst-d.org
ISSTD seeks to advance clinical, scientific, and societal understanding about the prevalence and consequences of chronic trauma and dissociation.

Mosaic Mindswww.mosaicminds.org
Online resource centre compiled by survivors of dissociative identify disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder). Includes: ‘keeping safe’, ‘reading room’, ‘interactive community forums’, ‘books’ and links section

PODSwww.pods-online.org.uk

PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through:

  • training
  • informing
  • supporting

The Pottergate Centrewww.dissociation.co.uk
The Centre offers a wide range of services to professionals, to clients who may have a dissociative disorder and to the public at large.

Sidran Traumatic Stress Institutewww.sidran.org
International not for profit organisation aimed at supporting people to recovery form the effects of trauma (including dissociative disorders). Includes a comprehensive resource section.

Trauma and Abuse Groupwww.tag-uk.net
TAG promotes education and raises awareness in the field of dissociation, attachment, trauma and abuse recovery.

In Print

Case, J.F. (1991). The Flock: the Autobiography of a Multiple Personality. Abacus.

Castelli, J. (2000). Looking Inside: Life Lessons From a Multiple Personality in Pictures and Words. Castelli Studios Publishing.

Gil, Eliana. (1990). United We Stand: A Book for People with Multiple Personalities. Launch Press.

Mayer, R. (1988). Through Divided Minds: Probing the Mysteries of Multiple Personalities. A Doctors Story. Avon

Mollon, P. (1996). Multiple Selves, Multiple Voices: Working with Trauma, Violation and Dissociation. Wiley.

Moskowitz, A., Schafer, I. & Dorahy, M. (Eds.) (2009). Psychosis, trauma and dissociation: Emerging perspectives on severe psychopathology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Rheta Schreiber, F. (1973). Sybil: The True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Separate Personalities. Penguin Books.

Ross, C. (1994). The Osiris Complex: Case-Studies in Multiple Personality. University of Toronto Press.

Sinason, V. (2002). Attachment, Trauma and multiplicity: Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Brunner-Routledge.

Stout, M. (2001). The Myth of Sanity: Divided Consciousness and the Promise of Awareness – Tales of Multiple Personality in Everyday Life.

Abuse, Trauma, Healing & Recovery

Abuse, Trauma, Healing & Recovery

On The Web

Alice Millerwww.alice-miller.com
Website of pioneering psychotherapist Alice Miller

Recovered Memory projecthttp://blogs.brown.edu/recoveredmemory/about/
Case Archives, Commentary, and Scholarly Resources

David Baldwin’s Trauma Information Pageswww.trauma-pages.com
Providing information for clinicians and researchers in the traumatic-stress field

The European Society for Trauma and Dissociationwww.estd.org
Promoting an increase in the knowledge of Trauma, Dissociation and all disorders related to chronic traumatisation.

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociationwww.isst-d.org
Seeking to advance clinical, scientific, and societal understanding about the prevalence and consequences of chronic trauma and dissociation

Jim Hopper’s Information Pageswww.jimhopper.com
Providing scholarly knowledge and resources, in language and formats accessible to any interested and motivated person – young or old, highly educated or not.

The Lantern Projectwww.lanternproject.org.uk
Formerly known as “Victims No Longer”, the Lantern Project offers a website supporting victims of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, racial abuse and bullying.

Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torturewww.torturecare.org.uk
A charity that is dedicated soley to the treatment of torture survivors, including: advocacy, counselling & physical therapies.

One in Four UKwww.oneinfour.org.uk
One in Four offers a voice to and support for people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence.

Rape Crisis (England and Wales)www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Provides co-ordination and support to affiliated member groups and campaigns and lobbies to raise awareness of the issues of sexual violence in the wider community and with local, regional and national government.

The Recovery Practice  – http://www.therecoverypractice.org.uk/

The Recovery Practice aims to help make mental health and well being possible for all people and to contribute to the understanding of mental health problems. Julian Turner has had over twenty years counselling practice and has worked extensively with people who have experienced emotional distress. He works in the Leeds area.

Respondwww.respond.org.uk
Works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy, campaigning and other support.

Sidran Traumatic Stress Institutewww.sidran.org
International not for profit organisation aimed at supporting people to recovery form the effects of trauma (including dissociative disorders).

Support Linewww.supportline.org.uk/problems/child_abuse_survivors.php
Provides guidance and resources for adult survivors of childhood abuse.

Trauma and Abuse Groupwww.tag-uk.net
TAG promotes education and raises awareness in the field of dissociation, attachment, trauma and abuse recovery.

Trauma and Abuse Support Centrewww.tasc-online.org.uk
Provides a UK web-based resource for survivors of the whole spectrum of child sexual abuse (including extreme and ritual abuse) and for anyone involved in supporting them.

Women’s Aidwww.womensaid.org.uk
A national charity working to support women and children affected by domestic violence. Site includes finding help locally and a survivors handbook.

Bass, E. and Davis, L. (1988). The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Cedar Press.

Bloom, S. (1997). Creating Sanctuary: Towards the Evolution of Safe Communities. London: Routledge.

Blume, S. (1990). Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and its After-effects in Women. John Wiley and Sons.

Brison, S.J. (2002). Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self. Princeton University Press.

Davis, L. (1991). Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child. HarperPerennial.

Davoine, F. and Gaudilliere, J-M. (2004). History Beyond Trauma. Other Press LLC.

Dolan, Y. (2000). Beyond Survival: Living Well is the Best Revenge. BT Press: London.

Fraser, S. My Father’s House: A Memoir of Incest and of Healing. Virago Press.

Herman, J. L. (1992). Trauma and Recovery. New York: Basic Books.

Levine, P. (1997). Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma – The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences. New York: North Atlantic Books.

Levine, P. (2008). Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body. Boulder, CO: Sounds True Inc.

Mackinnon, M. (1991). Each Small Step: Breaking the Chains of Abuse and Addiction. Gynergy Books.

Maltz, W. (1992). The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Qill: HarperCollins Publishers.

Perry, B. (2008). The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook: What Traumatized Children Can Teach us About Loss, Love and Healing. New York: Basic Books.

Rothschild, B. (2000). The Body Remembers: The psychophysiology of trauma and trauma treatment. London: W. W. Norton & Co.

Rothschild, B. (2010). 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Therapy: Take Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing. W. W. Norton & Co.

Sebold, A. (2003). Lucky. Picador.

Spring, J. (1987). Cry Hard and Swim: The Story of An Incest Survivor. Virago Press.

Tal, K. (1996). Worlds of Hurt: Reading the Literatures of Trauma. Cambridge University Press.

Venable Raine, N. (2000). After Silence: Rape and My Journey Back. Virago Press Ltd; New edition.

Warner, S. (2000). Understanding Child Sexual Abuse: Making the Tactics Visible. Handsell Publishing.

Resources

Please use the above links to browse some resources I hope you’ll find useful. These include organisations, websites, journals and books.