“Fractionate to tolerate.” This is the phrase I came up with at the very end of a session I had some weeks ago with my complex DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) client. I feel like I turned a corner with their treatment. I started applying EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with much more detail (“fractionating”) to begin better building up this very fragile person’s tolerance to reprocess pain-charged memories– that and interweaving a lot of the IFS (Internal Family Systems) method/lens too. Whew! And that was just my second client of the day. All the other sessions went well thereafter. I am loving the flexibility and creativity that’s occurring for me with these two therapy approaches.
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I'm gay, married, Pagan, and Progressive-minded from California, raised by hippie intellectuals. I relocated to Massachusetts for graduate school and never moved back to the Left Coast. My day job is that of psychotherapist in private practice, a profession I love with all my heart and a dream fully realized that I'd had since fifteen years of age. These are my rantings, reviews, and reflections. If nothing else, I hope you find something interesting and leave the rest. View all posts by The Practical, Fanciful Pagan