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Judy Byington, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., ret., Author, Twenty-Two Faces  In her biography Twenty-Two Faces Jenny Hill claims as a five year-old she was raped, tortured, watched another child murdered and threatened with death if she told. Since her mind was not allowed to process the stressful experiences and in order to cope, her thinking patterns separated…

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Dissociation, Repressed Memory and Multiple Personalities By Judy Byington, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., ret. Author of Twenty-Two Faces Dissociation is a survival skill where the ego adapts to trauma by repressing unacceptable memory into the unconscious, with the person experiencing amnesia of the event. According to the American Psychiatric Association Dissociation is apparent in 65% of the…

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Sharon Reese, Mother to Five Children and Forty-Nine Alter Personalities Author: www.healingbrokenwings.com Survivors of severe abuse, especially children, often repress or dissociate from their feelings. When you are willing to bring traumatic memories forward, you are ready to begin the healing process. At that point you can deal with your dissociated self, which may include…

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Sharon Reese, Mother to Five Children and Forty-Nine Alter Personalities Author: Healing Broken Wings  My childhood was filled with ritualized abuse where in order to cope, I split into forty-nine personalities who repressed the pain and fears. As an adult I was on a road to nowhere until I began communicating with those alters.  I…

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Does Trauma Cause Multiple Personalities in Children and Post Traumatic Stress in Adults? Judy Byington, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., ret., Author, Twenty-Two Faces  Repressed mind and body memories so severe they create various thinking patterns in children was referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder until 1994 when the American Psychiatric Association renamed it Dissociate Identity Disorder, (DID)….