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Becoming: The Wonders of Integration

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Becoming: The Wonders of Integration

Post by Morgan on 4/5/2017, 7:46 am

I published this book around a month ago, and I wanted to invite my IG family to look into it. I hope it is helpful to all who read it. The less expensive way to purchase it is in Kindle format. You can download a free app to read it in that format. Thanks. Morgan


Becoming: The Wonders of Integration
Shirley J. Davis

Integration is perhaps one of the most misunderstood parts of healing from Dissociative Identity Disorder. In Becoming I have attempted to dispel some of these misunderstandings by using my own lived experience with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Although I am not a professional this work is written in an easy to understand format so that it can be easily used by survivors and professionals alike.  

An excerpt from this work:

The Realities of Integration
Let me begin this chapter with my definition of a person who has reached integration.

He/she is a person who lives in peaceful cooperation with all of their parts. The alters listen, love and respect each other’s needs and wants, always striving to achieve what is good for all. They are self-aware and co-conscious of one another. They know of each other’s existence, and accept one another as being parts of the same person. There has been a mutual-agreement as to one leader, one personality, who is the “front man” who has the final say in all decisions.

I will break this definition down and try to explain using my experiences.

Living in peaceful cooperation with all of one’s parts sounds easy, but believe me is an art that must be learned. In the beginning the alters in a person’s system want to have autonomy, that is they crave having control over the body. They have their own interests, hobbies, relationships, belief systems, etc. creating chaos. It is important to understand that the natural response when one discovers they are a multiple is to deny these other parts and the memories they harbor, but to do so is to deny who we are. All people are a culmination of their memories and experiences. To deny our pasts is to deny what made us who we are. However, we ARE NOT our pasts, they are just part of who we are in totality.

The above book is available on a well-known website in both paperback and Kindle formats.



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Re: Becoming: The Wonders of Integration

Post by felicity on 4/5/2017, 8:24 am

Thank you - you are amazing. We will look into order it. I can't wait to see you talk about it at the conference. Make sure that you bring lots of books. You can ship some ahead of time if you like.



     

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Re: Becoming: The Wonders of Integration

Post by Morgan on 5/6/2017, 4:57 pm

I'll be sure to bring as many as I can afford. I've already got 20 and I'm hoping to buy more. Thanks Felicity. I hope you enjoy it. Morgan



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