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,  improve a person's physical, mental, and emotional well-being.( Individuals do not need to be a  artist to take part in  this group) this is held by Art Therapist Kathleen Sullivan once a month at the White Crane Clinic in Tarpon springs Fl
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

Cole Ian founder of DID Discovering Hope after being diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) caused by severe childhood abuse and finding a lack of support in our community to help with her healing. Cole Ian is  now an advocate to bring awareness of Dissociative Identity Disorder and other trauma disorders from child abuse, she  travels to share her story so that others may find hope. To find out her story please go to amazon to purchase the book. Her book purchase fee goes directly to the ministry to provide support for survivors with DID. If you would like Cole Ian to come to your town to speak at your event you may contact her by going to the contact page and submitting a email. 

 

Websites

DID Discovering Hope Facebook Page: Informative page for details on support groups, resources, articles and blogs. 

I AM WE: The story of redemption, healing and freedom from the memories of horrific childhood trauma and abuse. The film gained unprecedented access to the annual “Healing Together” Dissociative Identity Disorder(D.I.D.) conference, the first one of its kind for people living with D.I.D., formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. The film chronicles Denise “Willow” Murray’s journey along the path of discovery and recovery from a childhood so permeated with abuse that her mind created more than 40 dissociated personalities in order to survive.

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.

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. 

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.

The Colin A. Ross Institute was formed in 1995 to further the understanding of psychological trauma and its consequences by providing educational services, research, and clinical treatment of trauma based disorders.

Books

You are Priceless: The You Are Priceless (not tailored to a specific city) includes a foreword, an introduction from the author, various testimonies from women who have experienced redemption in Christ (including four who have come out of the sex traffic industry), six devotionals from the perspective of women in the Bible, and a list of national ministries involved in helping all who are victims of human trafficking, as well as those who are active in the commercial sex industry.

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 co-morbidity 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.

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