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This is a podcast by plurals for plurals. It's for anyone who experiences many (people, parts, spirits, voices, etc.). We talk about self-help, realizations, stigma, oppression, and the podcast will be of interest to multiples, and those who have Dissociative Identity Disorder. The podcast spokesplural are The Crisses. With 30+ years of experience as someone "with many people in our head," and 20+ years of working within the plural community and writing for https://Kinhost.org, the Crisses have a lot to say on the topic of plurality.

Many Minds on the Issu‪e‬ The Crisses

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This is a podcast by plurals for plurals. It's for anyone who experiences many (people, parts, spirits, voices, etc.). We talk about self-help, realizations, stigma, oppression, and the podcast will be of interest to multiples, and those who have Dissociative Identity Disorder. The podcast spokesplural are The Crisses. With 30+ years of experience as someone "with many people in our head," and 20+ years of working within the plural community and writing for https://Kinhost.org, the Crisses have a lot to say on the topic of plurality.

    Onboarding Residents (024)

    Onboarding Residents (024)

    Onboarding is what we call helping stuck residents become more present in the Here & Now, and work on coconsciousness.

    What does it generally take to help system members who are stuck in PTSD loops or trapped in the There & Then to get free, or become more present in the Here & Now? We give a little history for how we figured it out, and an overview and big picture of the process we use in the United Front Boot Camp and the book United Front: Recruits, with hints on how you can work on freeing your lost headmates.

    Trigger warning: As always, these episodes may not be appropriate while driving. Please mind your triggers, and put our podcasts on broadcast in your internal landscape so anyone who wants to can listen in.

    Links:

    Communication Techniques - https://kinhost.org/Main/CommunicationTechniques
    System Trust Issues - https://kinhost.org/Main/SystemTrustIssues
    Rescue Missions - https://kinhost.org/Main/RescueMissions

    (Ad) More information on 13-week Professional Program

    https://liberatedlifecoaching.com/GroupCoachingPrograms/UnitedFrontCertification

    The contents of this podcast are meant for informational purposes only. This podcast is meant only for adults, and listener discretion is strongly advised. By no means are the contents of this podcast series intended to diagnose any illness or replace the treatment or therapy of persons in need. Please seek professional assistance if you are in distress in any way.

    Music and intro vocals by The Crisses, created in Garageband. All contents © Criss Ittermann. Permission to share. And share again.

    The production of this podcast is community supported. Please help contribute, and learn more about what we have to offer at https://www.patreon.com/crisses

    To subscribe to our podcast, please see our page on Anchor.fm.

    The contents of this podcast are meant for informational purposes only. This podcast is meant only for adults, and listener discretion is strongly advised. By no means are the contents of this podcast series intended to diagnose any illness or replace the treatment or therapy of persons in need. Please seek professional assistance if you are in distress in any way.

    Music and intro vocals by The Crisses, created in Garageband. All contents © Criss Ittermann. Permission to share. And share again.

    The production of this podcast is community supported. Please help contribute, and learn more about what we have to offer at https://www.patreon.com/crisses

    To subscribe to our podcast, please see our page on Anchor.fm.

    • 47 min
    023 - Reparenting & Selves Reliance

    023 - Reparenting & Selves Reliance

    Everyone needs an anchor or a base for exploring life. Some get it from family or friends, and if something shakes it, it can be devastating. Join us for an episode exploring how to have a reliable way to depend on your own internal system for structure, support, and safety so that you limit your reliance on externals for your deepest and most dependent needs.

    Content Warning: our young folk front, discussing the topic, and we dissociate through a large portion of the episode. We do not consider this content to be appropriate for young folk to listen to and work on. There are mentions of how external folk may be unreliable, or even dangerous, and even when children are speaking, none of this is child's' play.

    Recorded May 21, 2019, and we finally got housing March 2020. This episode is finally being published July 6, 2020.

    There will be a related session at the Plural Positivity World Conference called "Building a Reparenting-Focused Community".

    Links:


    https://youtu.be/1lObwvgwkMc -  Building a Reparenting-Focused Community from the Plural Positivity World Conference - on YouTube
    https://youtube.com/pluralevents  - Plural Positivity World Conference on YouTube
    https://PluralEvents.org - Conference website

    • 1 hr 1 min
    011 - Boundaries and Empathy

    011 - Boundaries and Empathy

    Boundaries and Empathy (011)
    Important concept for our System Trust Issues series. Do other people's emotions overshadow your own? Do you have a hard time protecting yourself from emotional outbursts? Do you know where you end and other people begin? More on what is separate, and what ought to be.

    When the world pushes up against us, it can penetrate our defenses and leave us defenseless, or with unmanageable boundaries and leaks inside and out. What are boundaries? How do boundaries relate to empathy and what do we need to fix them?

    This is part of a series of podcasts leading up to a capstone on System Trust Issues. And this will also tie in to a later episode on Cording & Decording.

    Trigger warning: Panic attack, crowded subway car. Mentions of anger, emotional manipulation and blackmail. Someone theoretically punching a wall. This is a high-level theoretical episode and should not be specifically triggering, but you still may not want to be operating machinery while listening to it and of course anything can be triggering to someone with a history of abuse. It's always possible others in your head are interested, so a little tip: Listen with the intent for everyone in your system to be able to hear it too: put it on an internal loudspeaker, so that they don't need to front to hear.


    episode transcript New
    As Inside, So Outside (and vice versa) (010) New - the boundary between internal and external reality
    How to Re-Associate with Your Body (007) New - the boundary between ourselves and our body
    Trigger Topics: Conformity (004) New - our social boundaries
    Welcome to DID: We Are Not Your Enemy (009) New - inappropriate internal boundaries
    Getting a Feel for Empathy
    United Front Boot Camp: Barbed Wire or White Picket Fence?
    United Front Boot Camp: Home Renovations: Intercom or Holodeck?
    United Front Boot Camp: What are you letting in?
    United Front Boot Camp (blog)]
    The Crissing Link Series (books) New
    The Crissing Link Series (books) New

    https://kinhost.org/Main/United

    • 34 min
    Beyond the Movies: Debunking myths about DID & plural systems

    Beyond the Movies: Debunking myths about DID & plural systems

    We happily interrupt our regular podcast to say it's DID Awareness Day! And as such, we're giving you all a special episode — the January 13th recording of our lecture Beyond the Movies: Debunking myths about DID & plural systems.

    This is long. Just over 1 hour and 20 minutes. You may have heard it before. Feel free to skip it if you don't need it!

    The original recording is available for download, there's a script/transcript, and a call-in playback phone number which are all here:

    https://liberatedlifecoaching.com/Events/20190113-BeyondTheMovies-DebunkingMythsDIDPluralSystems

    Please spread this recording around to your singular contacts, or slip the phone number on their desk, or anything you can to get them to listen in and debunk those awful myths that keep getting foisted about whenever a new movie about someone with DID or who is plural comes out.

    If you're a singular ally — or are considering becoming one after listening to this — welcome aboard! We are so glad to have you.

    Keep on spreading the truth about plurality & DID!  Thank you!!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    022 - Names Can Hurt

    022 - Names Can Hurt

    A discussion of how important names and re-naming can be for individuals, both external and within a plural system.

    Names have power, and what we name our headmates can create harmony or friction within the plural system. Buck of Crisses takes us through several types of hurt we can commit from mis-naming, labeling, and dead-naming.

    Trigger warning: If you have a problem with a certain nickname of `Richard`, this episode may bother you. As always, these episodes may not be appropriate while driving. Please mind your triggers, and put our podcasts on broadcast in your internal landscape so anyone who wants to can listen in.

    Links:

    NamingNames — a mostly-unrelated manual entry that may be expanded.

    The contents of this podcast are meant for informational purposes only. This podcast is meant only for adults, and listener discretion is strongly advised. By no means are the contents of this podcast series intended to diagnose any illness or replace the treatment or therapy of persons in need. Please seek professional assistance if you are in distress in any way.

    Music and intro vocals by The Crisses, created in Garageband. All contents © Criss Ittermann. Permission to share. And share again.

    The production of this podcast is community supported. Please help contribute, and learn more about what we have to offer at https://www.patreon.com/crisses

    To subscribe to our podcast, please see our page on Anchor.fm.

    • 40 min
    021 - Serenity Two Ways

    021 - Serenity Two Ways

    United Front: Serenity Two Ways (021)
    A daily exercise in serenity; one of the many ways to be more present and less dissociated.

    The opposite of dissociation is presence. Presence is not just one thing going on, it's a collection of subtle arts including being mindful, anchored in the Here & Now, calm or serene, and being aware of one's surroundings.

    It was during a daily course in self-improvement that we discovered the passage "Serenity" from James Allen's As a Man Thinketh (1903), made a personal recording of it, and for a period of time we listened to it daily. Between the words and our own voice reading it calmly, it instilled in us a sense of safety. Listening mindfully, while breathing and calming down, became one of the ways we reminded ourselves to remain in the Here & Now, and to exercise our presence muscles.

    At the end of the episode we read the original 1903 "Serenity" passage including it's either (hu)man or male-centric verbiage and pronouns. At the time, it was popular to use "he" as a generic third party singular pronoun, and "man" could well mean "mankind" or any one person on the planet. When we read at the beginning of the episode, we read a version we modified. Both versions are available in prose (linked below) so you may record your own if you like.

    You do not need to listen to Serenity as your daily reminder to calm yourselves, or to have an anchor within your system who remains a point of serenity inside the system. You may use any other recording you'd like, or a painting on the wall, or look outside at nature, or play with a zen garden, etc. The point of the episode is to find this calmness inside, any one of you or more than one, and build your skill in finding it frequently.

    Trigger warning: As always, these episodes may not be appropriate while driving. Please mind your triggers, and put our podcasts on broadcast in your internal landscape so anyone who wants to can listen in.

    Links:

    Serenity Two Ways at Liberated Life Coaching.com
    SURRENDER™ to Passion at Amazon.com

    The contents of this podcast are meant for informational purposes only. This podcast is meant only for adults, and listener discretion is strongly advised. By no means are the contents of this podcast series intended to diagnose any illness or replace the treatment or therapy of persons in need. Please seek professional assistance if you are in distress in any way.

    Music and intro vocals by The Crisses, created in Garageband. All contents © Criss Ittermann. Permission to share. And share again.

    The production of this podcast is community supported. Please help contribute, and learn more about what we have to offer at https://www.patreon.com/crisses

    To subscribe to our podcast, please see our page on Anchor.fm.

    • 21 min

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