Trauma Recovery Therapeutic Support Group

Trauma Recovery Therapeutic Support Group

A Place Where Trauma Survivors Can Come For Peer Support


Welcome to Trauma Recovery Therapeutic Support Group. If your coming from IG please register, log back in and leave a note in the apply here section that you are here and we will set you up.
You will need to set up your profile when you arrive. Shadow, Owner

Contact Information

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What is Trauma Recovery Therapeutic Support Group?

Trauma Trauma Recovery Therapeutic Support Group is an Ivory Garden Forum. Ivory Garden is a non-profit organization focused on providing resources for folks who are survivors of early childhood trauma, their family, friends, loved ones, and therapists. This forum represents one of those resources.

Here we provide resources that benefits survivors with healing - moving each forward through experiencing positive and therapeutic interactions including: peer lead exercises in a group type model, online support, one-one peer support for members, information and research in the area of trauma recovery, private forums and chat rooms, and webinars (within a teaching format).

This also provides those who support trauma survivors a place to interact, learn, and discuss struggles and/or successes they have experienced.

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide a safe, private, and supportive environment where members benefit from the knowledge and support of peer supporters, research, and each other. Members include: one to one peer supporters, therapists, childhood trauma survivors, supporters (family, friends, etc.).

Achieving Our Goal

Within this environment we will provide discussion forums for survivors of early childhood trauma, as well as forums for family, friends, and loved ones of survivors, healing exercises and educational experiences within a 'group type' format led by peer supporters. Members will have access to one-one peer support within the scope of our ability to provide within private chat rooms for all. Staff will moderate the forums, Peer Supporters will provide interactive group exercises, confidentiality within the board will be upheld, and members will moderate their own behavior according to the policies and guidelines of this board. All members will corroborate in a healthy and positive manner to ensure the integrity of the forums and chat rooms.

Our Support Forum

provides for members environments of acceptance, compassion, validation, and privacy. Here at Trauma Recovery, staff supports as each member becomes more acquainted and familiar with navigating and participating on the forums. Discussion is open. All age groups (body age must be at least 16 years old) are welcome to post on the board. Posts are completely private and not fed into any search engines - such as google or yahoo - as you will see on 'open boards'.

We hope to provide a learning environment through exercises led by one-one peer supporters, Information is power and the more you can learn about yourself the stronger you will become. We do offer 1:1 peer support. It is a great addition to the support forum. Contact a peer supporter for this service.

Our Chat Room

We do offer a chat room with audio/video capability. Members and staff are welcome to look over the rules and use this private chat room.

For additional help navigating the board, applying for membership, or setting up your profile, please pm any of our staff that will be glad to help you. Also, take a moment to read our Policies and Guidelines.

For any help, please contact

We appreciate your interest in our site.


Trauma Recovery Therapeutic Support Group

Latest topics

» Self Treatment Of Depression
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:48 am by Shadow

» Dealing With Depression
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:41 am by Shadow

» Dissociative Identity Disorder
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:30 am by Shadow

» Coping and Dissociation
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:22 am by Shadow

» Coping with DID
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:52 am by Shadow

» Trauma Recovery Therapeutic Support Group Guidelines and Policies
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:27 am by Shadow

» Trauma Recovery Therapeutic Support Group Self-Regulating Behavior
Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:22 am by Shadow

    Coping with DID



    Posts: 1557
    Join date: 2011-03-09
    Age: 46
    Location: Indiana

    Coping with DID

    Post by Shadow on Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:52 am

    Coping with Dissociative Identity Disorder

    Coping with dissociative identity disorder is extremely difficult. Here is information on the symptoms and treatments available.

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    Formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, the name Dissociative
    Identity Disorder (DID) was coined to reflect a better understanding of
    the condition. DID is a condition in which two or more personality
    traits or distinct traits exist. Each of these personalities takes
    control of an individual alternately. Each personality has a distinct
    identity, history and self-image. The characteristics of each of these
    alters’ contrast with those of the primary identity. Dissociative
    identity disorder actually reflects a failure to integrate various
    aspects of memory, identity and consciousness in a single
    multidimensional self.

    Some of the symptoms associated with dissociative identity disorder are:

    • Phobias
    • Headaches
    • Flashbacks
    • Depression
    • Mood Swings
    • Panic Attacks
    • Eating Problems
    • Suicidal Tendencies
    • Addictions – Drugs and Alcohol
    • Insomnia and Night terrors
    The diagnosis for dissociative identity disorder is through a
    thorough psychological interview, conducted by a psychologist. In order
    to check if a physical disorder is also present a medical examination
    needs to be conducted too. There are special questionnaires that have
    been developed to help doctors.

    The interviews involve careful use of hypnosis or drug facilitation.
    This is said to make the person more likely to allow the doctor to
    encounter personalities or even reveal information about a period for
    which there was amnesia. Of course I would like to mention here that
    there are a few doctors who feel that using hypnosis and drugs for
    interviews is not right because they believe this technique can itself
    generate symptoms of dissociative identity disorder.


    In dissociative identity disorder treatment is commonly used to relieve
    symptoms. This is done to ensure the safety of the individual and to
    reconnect the different identities into one. Treatment is also used to
    help the person express painful memories, restore functioning and learn
    new life skills.

    • Psychotherapy
      In this kind of therapy, psychological techniques are used. These
      techniques are so designed as to encourage communication of conflicts
      and insights into problems.

    • Cognitive Therapy
      This type of therapy concentrates on changing the dysfunctional thinking patterns present in dissociative identity disorder.

    • Medication
      In this scenario, medications are used not to treat the disorder itself.
      Medications are only prescribed for people who suffer from anxiety or

    • Expressive Therapy
      Therapies such as art therapy or music therapy allow the patient to
      explore an express their thoughts and feelings in a creative and safe

    • Clinical Hypnosis
      In this treatment technique there is use of intense relaxation,
      concentration and focused attention that is used to achieve an altered
      state of awareness or consciousness.

    • Behavior Therapy
      This is one of the new approaches that have emerged in connection to
      dissociative identity disorder. In this the patient is referred to by a
      single name and no one responds to the patient's need or requirement
      until he/she responds to that name.

    • Self-help
      Nothing is more beneficial than dealing with a problem together. People
      with disorders are starting to come together to form mutual self-help
      support groups with larger communities and virtually with online ones.

      Current date/time is Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:20 am