SERVICES

Speaking: We speak at Church Events, Schools and other Organizations.
Educating: We share the effects of child abuse as well as spiritual growth through conferences and speaking events.
Community outreach: We are actively involved with other community programs like Celebrate Recovery and Peace for Tarpon and other trauma informed organizations.
Therapeutic Art  Group for Survivors: We provide survivors a pleasant atmosphere for grounding techniques, while sharing the message of love of Jesus Christ with the understanding there is hope in the world of atrocities.  We use several forms of  creative  processes of making art and music to improve a person's physical, mental, and emotional well-being.( Individuals do not need to be a  artist to take part in  this group)
Support Groups: We have two women’s support groups located in Tampa Bay for those with PTSD, and or DID, from Childhood abuse. 

Resources: We provide resources for those with a mental illness so they can get the professional help that only a licensed mental health professional can provide.  

Mentoring:  The Mentor program focuses on the healing from the trauma by enabling  the mentee to achieve their life's goals by encouraging and offering  one on one life skills.  We offer several book work materials and one on one sessions.

Why have a mentor? having a mentor shows someone cares about you, assures you that you are not alone in dealing with challenges from trauma ,makes you feel like you matter. The Mentor helps you get beyond the “emergency room.” Trauma can not be helped by lets put a band-aid on it. The mentor will listen, encourage give suggestions those struggling from there deepest wounds from child-abuse, and domestic violence.

 Traumatic Incident Reduction(TIR): A systematic method of locating, reviewing and resolving traumatic events. TIR has proven useful in relieving a wide range of fears, limiting beliefs, suffering due to losses (including unresolved grief and mourning), depression, and other PTSD symptoms. The TIR technique, though directive, can be traced to roots in psychoanalytic theory and desensitization methods; however, it is carried out in a thoroughly person-centered, non-judgmental and non-evaluative context.
TIR requires a four-day TIR Workshop from a certified TIR trainer and 60 hours of training with  participants that may benfit from the use of TIR.     Unlike some other methods of addressing trauma, professional licensure is not a prerequisite for use of TIR.

 

 

The founders of DID Discovering Hope are not licensed therapists. This organization exists to help facilitate  healing and offer help to others with D.I.D. If you feel you need a professional to speak with, please contact your local rape crisis center or health care professional. This page—and our services—are offered for support, informational, and educational uses only.


RESOURCES

Websites

Sindran Insitute:
Helping people understand, manage and treat trauma and dissociation.

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation:
The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is an international, non-profit, professional association organized to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective and empirically based resources and responses to trauma and dissociation and to address its relevance to other theoretical constructs.

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network:
The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization.

Pandora's Project:
An organization dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family. Pandora's Project  offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through their online support group, Pandora's Aquarium.

An Infinite Mind:
A website supporting those with Dissociative Identity Disorder through there once a year conference in Orlando, Florida. As well as a twice a year equine therapy workshop.

Ivory Garden

Ivory Garden is a nonprofit, charitable, registered 501(c)(3) organization dba in Washington State. Ivory Garden is registered with Washington State’s Charities Program as required by law and additional information is available by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting www.sos.wa.gov/charities. Ivory Garden is also proud to be a provider for CEUs by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number #1975-362.

Ivory Garden Dissociative Identity  Disorder Support and Chat Groups

Peace4Tarpon Trauma Informed Community in Tarpon Springs, Providing Resources to those with Trauma.

 National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA) A non profit 501(c)3 - child abuse trauma prevention, intervention & recovery

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA),Blog Talk Radio Show

Christian Survivors is centered around our well-moderated message boards. Since we opened in March 2000, we have grown into a thriving community of survivors. All of us are seeking to support each other through the tough realities of daily living as a survivor. At the heart of what we do here at CS are 5 important concepts:Hope, Healing, Friendship,Speaking Out (Breaking the silence imposed on us by our abuse) and Safety.

DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health problems. We provide well-researched, fact-based resources for those looking for help.

Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. With hundreds of suspected or confirmed dangerous drugs and products on the market, the up-to-date information we provide on recalls, alerts, and side effects is vital to keeping your family safe.

Addiction Treatment Center  is a professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options. With over 20 million people in the United States struggling with addiction, SAMHSA has recognized, actively engaged, and supported faith-based involvement in addressing substance abuse and mental health since 1992. Our goal is to provide families and communities with helpful information and resources on substance abuse, addiction, and recovery options.

Books

Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder:
Howell, working within the realm of relational psychoanalysis, explicates a multifaceted approach to treatment.

Dear Little Ones:
The book helps young alters understand their experiences as part of a multiple system.

Dear Little Ones Book 2 about Parents This book is about healing from hurtful parental relationships by learning how to love yourself.

Making Peace with your Past This book offers practical, biblically-based guidance to lead adults to identify, understand, and come to terms with the feelings and problems of growing up in a dysfunctional family. This course will help adults who grew up in a home in which one of the family members had emotional needs so strong that they disrupted the development of healthy relationships. Participants will understand problems from the past and identify and remove emotional, psychological, and spiritual barriers to fellowship with God.

Coping With Trauma Related Dissociation 

This training manual for patients who have a trauma-related dissociative disorder includes short educational pieces, homework sheets, and exercises that address ways in which dissociation interferes with essential emotional and life skills, and support inner communication and collaboration with dissociative parts of the personality. Topics include understanding dissociation and PTSD, using inner reflection, emotion regulation, coping with dissociative problems related to triggers and traumatic memories, resolving sleep problems related to dissociation, coping with relational difficulties, and help with many other difficulties with daily life. The manual can be used in individual therapy or structured groups.

Moon Shadows contains stories of recovery from childhood abuse, neglect, family violence and psychological trauma. Each contributor tells her story and writes about what they consider to be the most important keys to their recovery.

The Trauma Model is the outcome of twenty-one years of work in medicine and psychiatry. Dr. Ross defines the problem of comorbidity as the central conceptual problem in psychiatry, then solves it using the logic and predictions of the Trauma Model.

Survivor Prayers: Talking with God about Childhood Sexual Abuse This book offers survivors a way of exploring the impact that abuse has had on their relationship with God.

DID Discovering Hope "Cole Ian is not a licensed therapist. All information is based on her own experience, how her faith and the word of God Helped in her recovery journey." "Cole Ian invites you on this captivating, self-proclaimed advocate journey of personal history, factual description and despondent details of the daily life of living with "Dissociative Identity Disorder." Sit down, read and join Cole Ian and her system of intelligent, corky, curious and hurting individuals as they share their innermost feelings and stories. Inspirational! Hopeful! Informational! This book is sure to give you an up close and personal insight to this mental health condition from the body it is contained in, as well as a testimonial from the spouse of the host. While reading, you cannot help but understand the importance of accepting the realness of the struggle as well as developing a heartfelt empathy toward Cole Ian and her system. They are strong, bold and courageous to share with the world what so many have dismissed. With the sharing hope and healing, many hearts will be touched through this book. I know mine has definitely been touched and my mind opened to the endeavor of living with not oneself, but for many." Tina M. Levene, B.A. Tina Talks Truth

 

 

 

 

All information is suggestive materiel that have been a help to other DID Survivors