Sioux Falls, SD (PRWEB) February 20, 2009
When Phoenix J Moffett's daughter was hospitalised after numerous suicide attempts, Moffett made an appointment with a therapist to learn techniques to help her. Little did she know that the therapist would be able to help her with her own demons. She shares her story in her new book FINDING ME: Disociative Identity Disorder from Creation to Intergration.
DID, (formerly known) as Multiple Personality Disorder, is a complex diagnosis. It is mysterious to most people and not easily understood. It has been sensationalized in books and movies and described in dry, clinical terms in medical writings and textbooks. Through the original drawings and writings in FINDING ME, readers can place themselves in the shoes of someone suffering from DID and discover the process Moffett went through as she developed an understanding of the illness.
Originally, FINDING ME wasn't meant to be a book--it is the journal Moffett used in therapy to help her understand DID and to explain to her therapist what she had been feeling. Because she didn't plan on anyone seeing the journal, she was able to express herself without censorship or fear of discrimination.
"I've had (DID) since childhood," Moffett writes. "I knew something was different for me, and I also knew it had to be a secret.It felt like different levels of myself, so I called them 'The Levels'. Years later in therapy I learned they were called 'alters' and that I had created them in my mind as a way to survive my childhood"
FINDING ME presents a fascinating, unprecedented look into coping with DID. Moffett combines descriptions of her "levels" with other writings and drawings, giving invaluable insight for medical professionals and others suffering from the disorder. When she showed the journal to a hospital therapist, the therapist encouraged her to publish it, because there is nothing else out there about DID that is like it. FINDING ME is that journal, unedited and unchanged. "In it, you get a glimpse of Dissociative Identity Disorder from my perspective, from creation to working toward integration," Moffett writes. "I am now able to share it in the hope that it can help others."
Phoenix J Moffett was born in the Midwest in the late 1940's. Growing up there was a lot of alcoholism in her family and she was emotionally, physically, and sexually abused by most of the members of her large extended family. One month after graduating high school she married, and over the next five years had three children. Again, she was in an alcoholic abusive situation, the marriage lasted 14 years. Moffett is now in a happy, healthy relationship of more than 15 years, and credits her therapeutic journey through DID to integration as the catalyst for her transformation.
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