I'm glad it resonated for you, cetcetera. At the same time i have lost everything, i live in poverty and i feel some kind of pain everyday. It has been the hardest thing because the mental health system is so inadequate. I'd encourage anyone with the diagnosis to read all they can about the illness. I dreamt about a man I barely knew when I was young, around or under 5ish, had molested me. In reality I probably visited Angel Island State Park and it made me homesick for Charlotte, North Carolina. Helps me see I'm not alone...Thanks, We have been working on something similar in therapy. It provides a history and context that documents key events that have had an effect on the way that modern psychology and psychotherapy have developed. Thanks for your comment! Clearly, more research is needed in the area of memory. Worse, the continued labeling and therefore medicating continues without end. There is no cure but I tend to think of myself as high-functioning or in remission. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Physically revisiting the location of a past experience can trigger vivid memories. 1 The general public, too, has a belief in repressed memory. Despite the controversy surrounding repressed memories, some people offer repressed memory therapy. I think I'll write on this soon. Why switch? * The latest news and info about dreams. In the approaching months, the adult female begins holding dreams which over clip become more graphic and supply more inside informations into the memory of sexual maltreatment that she experienced herself as a kid. Dissociative memory is often too disjointed and broken up to feel like memory in any traditional sense. M. This is eerily similar. With all the awful news that comes out each day, it's entirely possible you read something about a child being molested and your brain decided to "what if" that scenario. If a woman dreams of a bachelor, a relationship will be fruitful. On the sign was "Angel Island State Park." The concept of repressing traumatic memories was part of this model. Dissociative Memory: When Dreaming Is Remembering, HealthyPlace. O n a psychoanalyst’s couch or in a therapist’s office, dreams are often an opportunity for the dreamer to reflect back on childhood and process repressed memories. We both cried, finally my ability to speak normally came back. However the drowsiness on waking is still not quite clear to me. He did this through word association, dream interpretation, and other methods. on 2021, January 1 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/dissociativeliving/2010/11/dissociative-memory-when-dreaming-is-remembering. Would we even recognize it as memory? He came from another country and was a childhood specialist in everything. Your doctor sounds smart. As to the second, I couldn't agree more that treatment for Dissociative Identity Disorder will never be thorough if treating clinicians don't take into account what those of us with DID say about DID and our lives with it. This topic is one I've been meaning to address. My youngest interviewed me last weekend about my holiday memories and I realized that my memories were simply pictures I had seen over the years in an album. (Credit: Shutterstock) Compared to the other generational tragedies of the late '80s and early '90s, the rise of memory repression cases is hardly remembered. I guess my brain tried to make little memories out of the photos. And treatment suffers in part because of that arrogance. Also for many years before I even knew I had DID I would wake up not only not knowing what day it was but also how old I was and what part of my life I was living. 1. In the dream it caused me to be sad because it reminded me of Mountain Island Lake outside of my birthplace, Charlotte, NC. I'm still not processing the experiences as real memories, though. I keep having snippets of dreams and they are snippets of things that I know have happened in my life abused as a child, my husband passing and me reviving him, my ex boyfriend cheating on me while I was have surgery. But finding out this dream was a memory did unsettle me, even though I've known I have DID for 6 years. They were of strangers on a ferry and at the park. See related entries on dianetics, hypnosis , false memory , mind , multiple personality disorder , repressed memory , repressed memory therapy , and the unconscious . It is like being possessed! We've actually been dealing with a memory that until recently I was sure was just a very bad dream. But honestly - and this is why I say I don't have the objectivity to pinpoint it for myself - it seems like identity confusion, identity alteration, and depersonalization are all present in this manifestation too. Great prosperity (a young bachelor).. 4. Repressed memories may appear through subconscious means and in altered forms, such as dreams or slips of the tongue ('Freudian slips'). Though it's confusing, it's also what protects many people with DID from totally succumbing to the pain of their memories. I was there in the photo, but unable to remember anything that happened. here. I had a dream the other night that hasn't stopped bothering me. I suspect though that derealization and dissociative amnesia play very active roles in this dream/memory confusion. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the concept of repressed memories. With all the awful news that comes out each day, it's entirely possible you read something about a child being molested and your brain decided to "what if" that scenario. Anybody know more? I think this began happening after my breakdown and suicide attempt two years ago. And what memories I do have are characteristic of my dissociative memory ... flat, distant, like someone else's. After all, it's sleeping. Imagine though, that your most disturbing nightmare was proven real. The … Poston and Lison (1990) described a woman with "repressed memories" of incest who reported a dream about watching a little girl ice skate on a frozen river. It's only because I have dissociative identity disorder (DID) and am aware of my dissociative memory problems that I believed her when she said it wasn't a dream. Thanks for bringing it up. I really need help to finction, but i have none. Trauma Can Be Forgotten As originally postulated by Sigmund Freud, repressed memory theory claims that although an individual may be unable to recall the memory, it may still affect the individual through … For me my problem since the age of 17 or 18 ( the time I was able to leave my abusive childhood behind ), has always been an inability to wake up with a clear head. He felt that it was necessary for clients to work with an analyst who was trained to help one ‘dig out’ and process such repressed memories. They are not. I find my battery dead on my phone and when I turn it back on I don't remember the texts I sent. I'm not sure why I had this dream out of nowhere. This site complies with the HONcode standard for The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. I think there are probably a lot of reasons why people switch during sleep. Follow me on Twitter! Thanks, Retrieved Traumatic memories do not get repressed, and our clinical arrogance in the face of these facts harms our patients and is damaging in a way that therapists must shun. Hi tai, That's what happens to me. Hi Lisa, When I wake up and don't know how old I am and what part of my life I 'm living it's probably because it's not me who is sleeping and dreaming, it's one of my alters. As to your first comment, yes, that is sad. At Ibn Sirin’s shrine, it was the opposite: Dreams were an invitation to … Hi Mareeya, Brains are weird. Thanks. In it was a group of pictures of Angel Island State Park near San Francisco. But nevertheless, during that time hundreds of abuse cases in the courts hinged on unproven theories of Sigmund Freud, tearing hundreds of families asunder and solidifying memory repression in clinical lore. 3. trustworthy health. Do you know why Healthy Place doesn't allow comment subscription? (2010, November 25). I think I lie to myself. Or if my mind is just being shitty. I would love to see sleep and DID studied more in-depth by the medical community. ... she retracted those claims, confessing that she’d been caught up in the whirlwind of repressed memory fever that overtook the nation in the ’80s and ’90s. I keep trying to figure out what the need would be to switch while sleeping. In the case of DID, however, until enough system work has been done in therapy, the adult will probably be at a loss to explain her experience. It's very odd to have a memory and then realize that maybe it was a dream. It has happened once, and he started crying and was scared. I'm drowsy in the mornings too but I'm certain no one in my system is up til all hours. I am always asking myself, did I dream that, or did that really happen? Often inferring that because of trauma the memory is even more likely to be wrong * Share your dreams. I know I switch while I sleep sometimes because I have woken up in the middle of the night and not been the same person that went to sleep. Rash Dream Interpretation and Meaning: To dream of a rash in your body means the negative emotions repressed as the anger, the deception, the annoyance, and the frustration. In the dream I was sad because Mountain Island Lake near Charlotte had changed so much. "That wasn't a dream," she said. I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to post or if this is inappropriate in any way, this is my first time on this sub. Going to Therapy Work with a therapist who is experienced in trauma. "There are most likely many various levels and stages of acceptance." I know more than the last so-called doctor I saw. Dissociation is too, I think, when it's not frustrating me too much to appreciate how interesting it is. I was thinking earlier today that I'd like a dollar for every hour my food sits finished in the microwave. So a few days ago, which would be 25 or so years later, I saw some pictures in a box someone had disgarded. Thank you! Thanks for your comment. Even your dream itself is telling you that this is something you need to explore. He looked like a guy who used to work at the gas station. I understand. It seems like I hide things from myself cause I'll find them and wonder when I did put that there. Do you get super mad, or super anxious over really … Is there a term for that? We strolled through the stores, bought a few things, and went home. Consider how an iceberg would look if you were viewing it from above the water. I had the same experience. I hear the microwave beeping telling me the food is still inside and it's already cold. There are so many things that I have had to deal with as a person with schizophrenia. I’m 19 years old and I’m experiencing this same phenomenon. Thank you! The other day I was in a swap-shop and brought home some old pictures. I find things I've written and don't remember writing it but it's in my notebook in my house. I did something I never imagined myself doing, I asked Jesus for help. Lisa. I can see why you're looking for answers, that's a hard dream to have. My view from medical world is these professional blinders are perpetuating relief of suffering and actually aids in continued victimization. :), "I realized that my memories were simply pictures I had seen over the years in an album." Dreams, after all, don't hurt quite as much. If she truly believed the dream was divine, there are other ways she might have phrased it: something came to her in a dream or she saw something in it. I hope to hear from you again. My doctor told me recently that "you don't have to be perfect with you acceptance, you just have to be 'good enough'". Those photographs don't hurt as much, either. That shocked me. As the others said, dreams can bring up repressed memories, but they are also really good at making realistic fiction. This can lead to feelings of denial, shame, guilt, anger, hurt, sadness, numbness and so forth. But they are just snippets, for the past three days the snippets show more of where I left off, what is this and why now? They are plagued by snippets of emotion, flashes of images, and physical sensations that may manifest separately or in any combination. They may report seeing movies in their minds that, taken individually, don't make any sense. Memory is a tricky thing and dissociation complicates remembering. I agree that "dreams" soften the blow of painful and disturbing memories. This has been a curiously thought provoking topic for me today Holly, because I have always had an issue with sleep. In reality I may have visited the place when I lived in California years ago. Personally, I think it really does soften the blow. Repressed memories are not truly forgotten, but continue to impact the body. My dreams often give me information, and sometimes when I talk about them with my husband he will tell me how we did that yesterday, the day before, last week, etc.. I hope my experience shows there is hope to overcome a life of abuse and trauma. * Post links to interesting sites or videos related to dreams. I never remembered going to Angel Island State Park while I lived in CA. I'd rather have berri-berri. * Keep a dream journal. In an unusual study, a group of psychiatrists and literary scholars, led by Harrison Pope of Harvard Medical School, recently argued that the psychiatric disorder known as dissociative amnesia (often called "repressed memory") is a "culture-bound syndrome" -- a creation of Western culture sometime in the 19th century. Sorry, that had to be a really awful dream. Some people find that they have alters who come out at night, wake up, and do things (e.g. In one study, clinicians had a much greater tendency to believe that people repress memories that can be recovered in therapy than the researchers did. This whole subject is very interesting. I would have never thought this through had you not posted this. I no longer have abusive people in my life, my incessant anxiety is totally gone, my depression is also gone and I can work again doing something I love. I still have a little more heal to do, but so many of the giant hurdles and deep darkness are gone. :). I would think I would know if something like this had happened to me though wouldn't I? When you go back to a place attached to an unknown pain or distress, you should try to think of how this place made you feel before it became a repressed memory. Hi. For them it may simply be that the nighttime is the only quiet time those alters have to get some time for themselves. It was of a big white (and yellow) house with green state trucks outside and it was in a cove. I guess I'm just confused and looking for an answer to ease my mind. 1. Very thought provoking. 'Seem to be', because I'm not even sure myself anymore. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Coach. Dreams, after all, don't hurt quite as much. Thanks. But I also don't believe switches occur solely in response to trauma triggers. Thank God for my medical doctors! I wake up in bed not knowing if it's morning, afternoon, or the middle of the night. I don't know what the differences are though. * Connect with a community of dream enthusiasts. Wow. Thanks again Holly. My life has become unbarable, since my DID has dominated my daily life to the point of disabling me. Sometimes when I write people have a hard time understanding it. It can. As the others said, dreams can bring up repressed memories, but they are also really good at making realistic fiction. In my case, instead of mistaking reality for dreams, or dreaming of something that happened a long time ago, I end up having such realistic dreams that I mistake them for reality. Is there a way to confirm if these clips are real events? I too have a 9 year old son and behave in this exact way. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. A trauma-focused therapist … I think that's true. 2. My son is 13 now and I do remember things ... but not nearly enough. Many recovered me… Take a minor occurrence like my shopping dream, add severe trauma to the dream's narrative, chop it into pieces, and send it back in time by thirty years and you have an idea of what remembering childhood trauma is like for many people with DID. At the same time, I find it extremely unsettling to find out a dream wasn't a dream after all. The actual dream he called the ‘manifest’ content as opposed to its ‘latent’ or hidden content, which is the symbolic meaning of the manifest content, which, when interpreted correctly, would bring out some unconscious conflict in the mind of the dreamer. Hi Coach, It didn't, and still doesn't feel like a memory at all. ... Research workers have attempted to reply these inquiries when working with individuals who have … What results is often a maddening conviction that you're haunted by things that never even happened. I just do the best that i can on any given day. It's not unusual, in fact, for the presenting alter to get up during the night without the alter that presents in the morning being aware of it. For some, sleep has historically been a dangerous activity so the very act of sleeping is potentially triggering. I can disable three clocks with strident alarms placed in different rooms and talk to someone on the phone and still go back to sleep, unaware of what I have done. - The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook, Deborah Haddock. One picture especially looked familiar. It might not sound unsettling to find out that your uneventful dream about shopping at the mall was, in fact, a memory. I think I got so used to fear waking me up I don't know how to wake up clearly any other way. It's Difficult For You To Control Your Emotions. So, your article means a lot to me especially today. I drive for hours and when i get there i forgot the directions there. What I do find comfort in is just what you stated above .... as confusing as Dissociative Memory is, it really is what protects us from succumbing to the pain. Memory is just too disjointed and, like you said, so often things don't fit. During the late 1980s and early 1990s numerous individuals claimed to have recovered memories of CSA. Chapters provide an overview of how human memory functions and works and examine facets of the misguided theories behind repressed memory. ... sometimes reoccuring dreams like that ARE repressed memories. Well next time it happens I'll try and remember what dreams I had and see if they are any different from my usual ones. Repressed memories: … Mine tells me what's important is to take this material seriously, but not literally. Prior to this age every morning I woke up startled and in fright, both happy to see another day, and eager to exit my flat as fast as I possibly could. Or redoing something because I don't know if I did it already. Freud developed the idea that repressed memories were delegated to a part of the mind called the ‘unconscious‘, and based psychoanalytical psychotherapy around the concept that what we hide in the unconscious is behind any struggles we have in life. Repressed memories often surfaced in dreams e. How did Freud use the technique of Free Association in his therapy? One of the most talked about problems when it comes to repressed memories is the rise of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome or PTSD. Dreams feel like memories sometimes, and memories feel like dreams. Freud believed that dreams arose from our repressed desires, although in symbolic form. I don't think I have the objectivity to do that for myself. Two comments on an excellent review of how our minds are different: I wake up tire & find I've smoked all my cigarettes, but i remember having a few left before going to bed. Sorry to go on about that, but your article about these dreams reminded me. You describe this all very well Holly. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on this topic. I also grunt in his company and we make it something funny, but truthfully i am functioning on very thin ice. Example A child who is abused by a parent later has no recollection of the events, but has trouble forming relationships. I get very confused and unsure of what is real, but i also know that it was not reality. * Request interpretation of your dreams. I suppose it's possible that's why you're so drowsy! Thanks for your comment - it's thought provoking too. If dreams are fulfillments of repressed wishes and desires, then dreams provide a means for the pleasure principle—the id—to have a convenient outlet. Freud identifies the dreamwork The overall structure of our dreams, made up of the latent content, manifest content, and secondary revision. HONcode standard for Alters live in a subconscious world most of the time, buried under layers of awareness. Going through the photo album and realizing I could not remember the event from one picture is was in before the age of 12. Although frightened, the woman was powerless and could not warn the innocent child. 2. I’m like a new person. Really good subject, one I've always found interesting and valid for me. Just as I find it unsettling when I am told that I behaved a certain way, or I had a conversation that I, for the life of me, cannot remember." In order to understand how repression works, it is important to look at how Sigmund Freud viewed the mind. Am I fearing something? How did I confuse reality for a fiction created by my dreaming mind? ... New research also points to the strong relationship between … Switching during sleep is common. A time when nothing is required of me except to rest my mind and body. What is Other Specified Dissociative Disorder? It wasn't a particularly noteworthy dream but I mentioned it in passing to her anyway. I remember being places that I don't think I've ever been to before. It was when I was in a bad marriage and my grown children were little and we went there with my ex-husband's family. "I wonder if there is a name for this phenomenon?" There are most likely many various levels and stages of acceptance. Then again, dreams themselves might provoke switching. Repressed memories can come back to you in various ways, including having a trigger, nightmares, flashbacks, body memories and somatic/conversion symptoms. Site last updated January 1, 2021, plagued by snippets of emotion, flashes of images, and physical sensations, Get the Most Out of Dissociative Identity Disorder Support, 2 Techniques for Dialoguing with Alter Personalities, Fictive Alters in Dissociative Identity Disorder, Age Regression in Dissociative Identity Disorder, About Alter Switching in Dissociative Identity Disorder, Losing Time: The Insidious Nature of Dissociative Amnesia, Forcing an Alter Switch in Dissociative Identity Disorder. Freud introduced the concept that child abuse is a major cause of mental disorders such as hysteria, also known as conversion disorder. The greatest saddness I have is recognizing try as I might all my child raising of my kids is snippets I convert (lie to others) as memories. It's arrogant to assume that we don't have any wisdom to offer in this area. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I had dreamed about that place some months ago. Would it still feel like memory? After learning in the last few years I have DID I figured this confusion in the mornings was probably related, but now the penny has dropped because of your blog. You can also dream very realistic but fictional things. It's frustrating, but if I can sort it out a little, I might get a snippet of memory or information that helps fill in the gaps. I suspect that it is an ongoing process. "Do you know why Healthy Place doesn’t allow comment subscription?" But don't proceed on the assumption that you must find something. Dissociation. I had built up little stories around old photographs, and I couldn't remember anything beyond what I thought was happening in the pictures. I am still in the process of digesting all of this, and I'm not quite sure how long this "digestion" will take. This may induce some fear, sadness, or anxiety related to it. When I wake up I pretty much sleep walk or sleep talk. My girlfriend and I fight because she thinks I'm avoiding her, but it seems like I spend all my time with her outside of work. Hi Pilgrim, That would be substantially more than unsettling, yes? We tend to think of remembering as the retrieval of cohesive sets of images, sounds, emotions, and sensations that serve as recordings of our histories. Memories seem like a dream. That is an understatement. Pinpointing the type of dissociation is always tricky for me though. After asking Jesus for help, my life did a major transformation. trustworthy health information: verify When I tried to think back on it there was nothing. I dreamed I was at the mall, shopping with my partner. Hi carla, I was never religious either and still am not, but therapy only did so much. I can't stop wondering if maybe this actually happened? I forget meeting people that obviously know me. Repression, as Freud saw it, is a fundamental defensive process where the mind forgets or places even… This is when a person, who has buried a particularly stressful experience, then suddenly and without warning relives it. These … Defense mechanisms. He said seroquel wasn't a medicine for schizophrenia. In my case it's that I take medication before bed that makes waking up a slow and arduous process regardless of how much sleep I've had. Like i remember looking at an object, the whole clip is max 2, 3 seconds. 2021 HealthyPlace Inc. All Rights Reserved. That helps me enormously. In order to rid people of their disorders and fixations, Freud believed he needed patients to recover their repressed memories. I seem to be experiencing something similar. I read his reviews and he left one place overnight with people's records. I'm really hoping its just my brain being weird. I wonder if there is a name for this phenomenon? This all gets tricky because there are some snippets which seem not to fit and I don't want to accept. During this period, accusations of CSA and satanic ritual abuse escalated and peaked in the 2-year period of 1991 to 1992; since that peak, the number of accusations has steadily declined. The mind suppresses traumatic memories as a way of temporarily shielding us, but long term suppression can lead to all kinds of issues both emotional and physical, hence your PTSD. But after leaving this existence behind I found instead of waking up in panic and becoming alert very quickly, I couldn't wake up at all. Based on a combination of “symptoms” like depression and guilt and disturbing incest dreams, the accusation would ignite an estrangement that kept her children from spending time with their grandfather for the next eight years. 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