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 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 wellbeing. This is held by Art Therapist Kathleen Sullivan once a month. (Individuals do not need to be an 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 DID, from Childhood abuse. The support group invites others to become familiar with the 12 steps of recovery from abuse. Click to read 12 steps. We allow for time for each individuals to share with out interruptions,followed by open discussion. This gives survivors the ability to express thoughts and feelings without judgment.
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.
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 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.
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.
Cole Ian had the honor of participating in the Purple Sparks Poetry by Sexual Assault Survivors. This book also goes to the Youth Sparks a non-profit that is helping to transform the lives of youth at risk for exploitation and abuse, and a thought-leader in reducing child exploitation and sex trafficking rates in Georgia and across the country.
other helpful Books
You are Priceless: Cole Ian had the honor of participating in the 30 day devotional 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.
DID Discovering Hope Facebook Page: Informative page for details on support groups, resources, articles and blogs.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor: Julie Beach Hill Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy has been demonstrated to be very effective in treating those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or other inhibiting memories. Julie works with individuals, couples, children and teens.
White Crane Clinic: To help each person with their physical and emotional healthcare. To do this, we use the eight classical limbs of Oriental Medicine and Art Therapy practices. This provides you and your healthcare practitioners with the awareness and knowledge of how to bring your mind, body and spirit into an integrated state of balance.
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.
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.
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
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.
University Behavioral Health of Denton is a private freestanding psychiatric hospital specializing in mental health and chemical dependency care.
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.
Florida Medical Clinic are compassionate, experienced physicians who offers a comprehensive range of healthcare services. By specializing in everything from family practice and internal medicine services to cardiology, gastroenterology, sports medicine, plastic surgery, and beyond, all within a single, clinically integrated network, our team streamlines every aspect of your health care. There’s only one name you’ll need to remember for all of your medical needs.
Tina Talks Truth: Tina M. Levene is a humorous motivational speaker and professional staff development trainer who works with agencies, schools and churches to motivate audiences to live healthy, happy lives by preventing burn-out, building resiliency skills and E.P.I.C. relationships! Tina Talks Truth is about overcoming abuse, addictions and adversities