An Infinite Mind (AIM) was formed out of a need for accurate information on Dissociative Disorders.
People living with Dissociative Identities, their supporters and therapists need access to accurate information and a community of people who understand and live or work with people living with dissociation. Our intention is to offer a trustworthy, joyful space to connect with survivors, supporters and clinicians. We welcome you to our hive here at AIM!
Survivorship is one of the oldest and most respected organizations supporting survivors of extreme child abuse, including sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture.
Survivorship provides resources, healing, and community for survivors; training and education for professionals who may serve survivors; and support for survivors’ partners and other allies. The organization functions as a lifeline for survivors who may be isolated emotionally or geographically. Through community outreach and training, Survivorship also raises awareness about these difficult issues.
Sheppard Pratt is the largest private, nonprofit provider of mental health, special education, substance use, developmental disability, and social services. With numerous inpatient units across two conveniently located hospital campuses, Sheppard Pratt offers the high level of care that meets patients' specific mental health needs. In their comforting, safe inpatient programs, we serve children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with a wide variety of diagnoses. Sheppard Pratt is also proud to offer the intensive, specialized care and world class expertise needed to address difficult-to-treat diagnoses like eating disorders, neuropsychiatric conditions, trauma-related disorders, treatment-resistant depression, and co-occurring disorders through our inpatient programs and specialty services.
Abuse Recovery Ministry & Services (ARMS) exists to bring healing and transformation, from a faith perspective, to those impacted by domestic violence and controlling relationships.
A Dissociative Living Journal
~ Dr. Nicole Black
This is a journal for those with dissociative disorders and Dissociative Identity Disorder in order to work with other parts of the personality. This book helps to facilitate communication and cooperation with other parts of the personality. It is designed to be a semi-structured and semi-therapeutic book that can be used alone or in conjunction with therapy. This journal is not focused on integration of the parts.
~ Deborah Bray Haddock
From Eve to Sybil to Truddi Chase, the media have long chronicled the lives of people with dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder. The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook serves as a much-needed bridge for communication between the dissociative individual and therapists, family, and friends who also have to learn to deal with the effects of this truly astonishing disorder.
Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
~ Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Such experiences inevitably leave traces on minds, emotions, and even on biology. Sadly, trauma sufferers frequently pass on their stress to their partners and children. Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust.
When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
~ Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances; mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions; emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others; spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator. Often, Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations.
~ Julie Bonn Blank
This suspenseful, domestic thriller satisfies a hankering for a good mystery with a human trafficking as a subject. It is full of twists and turns which include a woman sleuth's efforts and guardian angels to save the girls
Its Shocking Origins... Its Surprising Cure
~ James G. Friesen, PH.D.
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Friesen uncovers the the spiritual and psychological implications for the treatment of Multiple Personality clients. A useful and educational source book for equipping Pastors, therapists and lay counselors in their understanding of Multiple Personality Disorder.
~ James G. Friesen, PH.D.; E. James Wilder; Anne Bierling; Rick Koepcke; Maribeth Poole
The Life Model is a unifying approach to ministries of counseling, recovery, pastoral care, prayer ministry, deliverance, inner healing, child rearing, body life and health. Substance abuse recovery programs internationally are guided by the Life Model's five principles. Because the Life Model develops strong maturity, it is widely used as a church model, particularly where people must face suffering. Missions have adopted the Life Model for restoring hurt missionary children. Almost every major ministry dealing with trauma and abuse in the USA uses the Life Model as part of their teaching. This new version now includes study questions at the end of each chapter as well as many other bonuses.
How Women with Dissociated Identities Have Found Success in Life and Work
~ Jane Wegscheider Hyman
You can lead a fulfilled and productive life, even with the challenges of dissociative identity disorder. The women in I Am More than One are living proof that you can find new sources of strength through family and friends, build a rewarding, successful career, and still hold on to your own unique identity. Their stories are messages of hope and encouragement drawn from their real-life experiences as working women who have struggled, endured, and, ultimately, prevailed. You'll meet... strong, unforgettable women who are trying to live their lives to the fullest.
A Book for People with Multiple Personalities
~ Eliana Gil, PH.D.
This book is written for individuals with multiple personalities, and explains what multiplicity is, why it develops, how to understand it,and when and how to seek help. Multiples have too long suffered with nagging worries about being crazy or so unique that they cannot have friends or companionship. This book defines multiplicity as a creative and life saving adaptive strategy, not as a disorder or sign of mental illness.
The Healing of a Person with Dissociative Identity Disorder
~ Debra Bruch
Portrays a woman's journey from violence to redemption and healing. It is a heart-wrenching story of horror, pain, acceptance, and hope. Warning: this book is for adults only due to explanations of sexual and physical violence causing dissociation at an early age... The reader will follow Debra as she reveals an unusually close relationship with God and what she calls the "Other Realm." The story witnesses the love and comfort of God, but it also tells of God's wisdom and justice... Many people with DID are successful professionals, and Debra is no exception. But the healing has released her of her trauma. She is no longer bound by the horrors of her past.
~ James G. Friesen, PH.D.
James G. Friesen, Ph.D. believes that American people and therapists are denying the fact that sex abuse tends to produce "multiple personalities" in its victims. He seeks to prove that sexual abuse, and particularly cultic or Satanic abuse, does indeed shatter personality, so that the victims may see themselves having "alters", or various personalities. Such a syndrome does exist, argues Friesen. It is no "mirage." It is simply not honest for therapists to tell the abused that they have a "false" or "dissociated memory", or a "pseudo-memory". He thinks memories are mostly factual, and should be taken seriously. Therapists should not evade the factual memories of the abused by using "hypnosis", "regression therapy", or "trance states therapy".
Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self
~ Daphne Simeon, M.D. & Jeffrey Abugel
"Everything feels unreal to me, like a dream...I feel detached, like a stranger to myself." These are quotes from actual people, experiencing something they don't understand. What they are saying is being heard by friends, families, and physicians today more than ever before. They do not simply suffer from anxiety, or depression, and they are not schizophrenic... The condition is called Depersonalization Disorder, and Feeling Unreal is the first book to reveal what it's all about.
A Self-Help Guide to Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder
~ Tracy Alderman, PH.D. & Karen Marshall, L.C.S.W
A self-help guide written expressly for individuals with DID/MPD—and the first to provide readers with the practical steps they can take to cope with the condition and emerge with greater self-awareness and the skills to live a rich and rewarding life... Provide[s] a clear account of its underlying causes and symptoms [and] describe[s] what it’s like to live with DID and make[s] practical suggestions for coming to terms with the condition, managing the confusion and self-destructive behaviors that often accompany it, and deciding to “come out” to others.
My incredible story of how I learned to live with the many personalities sharing my body
~ Kim Noble
When Kim Noble was younger than five years old, her personality splintered and fractured. She was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), which causes unbearable pain. Now her body plays host to more than 20 different personalities, or 'alters'. There are women and men, adults and children; there is a scared little boy who speaks only Latin, an elective mute, a gay man and an anorexic teenager. All Of Me tells of Kim’s terrifying battles to understand her own mind, of her desperate struggle against all odds to win back her 13-year-old daughter, and of her courage in trying to make sense of her life. It is by turns shocking, inspiring, sometimes funny, and deeply moving.
Dissociation – the Hidden Epidemic
~ Marlene Steinberg, M.D. & Maxine Schnall
Discover groundbreaking findings on a hidden epidemic – and why it so often is misdiagnosed. You peer into the mirror and have trouble recognizing yourself. You feel as if you're going through the motions of life or you're watching a movie of yourself. These are all symptoms of dissociation – a debilitating psychological condition involving feelings of disconnection that affects 30 million people in North America and often goes untreated. The Stranger in the Mirror offers unique guidelines for identifying and recovering from dissociative symptoms based on Dr. Marlene Steinberg's breakthrough diagnostic test. Filled with fascinating case histories of people with multiple personalities, this book provides enlightening insights into how all of us respond to trauma and overcome it. Her innovative method of treatment will benefit anyone in search of a healthier sense of self and a heightened capacity for joy.
Conversations with Multiple Personality Clients
~ James G. Friesen, PH.D.
With the floodgate of response from readers of Friesen's Uncovering the Mystery of MPD comes this cutting edge book of true stories of Multiple Personality clients told in their own words. A testimony to the healing power of God-centered therapy, More Than Survivors offers continued hope to therapists and clients alike.
How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't
~ Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
Solid guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to romance. Help[s] identify the nurturing people we all need in our lives, as well as ones we need to learn to avoid. Safe People will help you to recognize 20 traits of relationally untrustworthy people. Discover what makes some people relationally safe, and how to avoid unhealthy entanglements. You'll learn about things within yourself that jeopardize your relational security. And you'll find out what to do and what not to do to develop a balanced, healthy approach to relationships.
Enjoying Peace in His Presence
~ Sarah Young
After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior's voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed her—and many others around the world. In these powerful pages are the words and Scriptures Jesus lovingly laid on her heart. Words of reassurance, comfort, and hope. Words that have made her increasingly aware of His presence and allowed her to enjoy His peace.
Jesus is calling out to you in the same way.
Hope, Help, and Healing for Your Inner Children
~ Jade Miller
In a world where the inner child has historically been overlooked, silenced, and disempowered, Dear Little Ones is a letter written to inner children everywhere. Whether you are a survivor of severe trauma experiencing distressing internal states or you have an inner child who could use some encouragement, you’ll find this an empowering and uplifting read. Taking a nurturing and loving tone, this illustrated book explains complex ideas to inner children in language they can understand.