Talking to My Selves

A Journey into Awareness

by Betty Hughes




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Dissociative Identity Disorder, Talking to My Selves, childhood trauma, dissociative disorders, religious indoctrination, recurring despair, early childhood trauma, fight/flight mode, meaninglessness, surviving early trauma, personal growth models, expressive art, liberating creativity.

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The Journey into Awareness

Betty Hughes has written a unique, extraordinary and important book. It is a story showing the devastating effect which religious indoctrination, combined with early childhood trauma has on the development of the person. The gift of the book is the way in which Betty, burdened by the crippling weight of guilt and shame and impoverished by a sense of detachment from her central self, is able to describe the never-ending struggle to find meaning and purpose in life. The long journey through psychotherapy and a variety of personal growth models makes fascinating reading, not least because hope kept blossoming only to be blotted out by recurring despair. Liberating her creativity in exciting models of expressive art was a break-through and the latest research into dissociative disorders finally enabled her to come to terms with the way in which she survived early trauma.

At ninety she is able to say: “I used to live every day as if it was my last but the crucial need to be constantly poised on red alert, permanently equipped for the unknown, eternally prepared for an unidentified, life and death, threat lurking round the corner has ceased. It has been my experience that living frozen in fight/flight mode deadens life and casts an unending vista of meaninglessness into the future. Living with the long-lasting effects of trauma is still a mystery. Sometimes I find myself expecting the black cloud to loom again, occasionally it hovers. Maybe it will descend again, it could happen but today, as I write this sentence, my past has caught up with my present. I am living in the now and I relish every moment.”

“It is never too late to grow, to change…and this book might inspire others to come forward.” Dr Valerie Sinason