A minority of people with Dissociative Identity Disorder or Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (DDNOS) have experienced ritual abuse (also known as trauma-based mind control). The combination of both creates additional struggles in healing because typically alter personalities will have been created to actively disrupt and prevent healing.
Fighting against these alter personalities tends to lead to more problems and prevents healing – but their roles and motives can be understood in a positive way, and survivors can learn to negotiate with and educate these parts/alters in order to heal together. Often these parts/alters will have been lied to and tricked by abusers, and may have been traumatized by them as well. If they discover this they may choose to work towards – rather than against – healing.
Psychotherapist Alison Miller recognizes two areas of problems for survivors of RA/MC:
- Emotional instability and psychiatric symptoms
- Inability to keep physically safe from the perpetrator group
She states both are related to programming – which is “the training of child insiders (alter personalities) to do ‘jobs’ assigned by the perpetrators.”
Download Internal Keys to Safety by Alison Miller (survivorship.org) to learn more – could be very triggering.
Survivors may want to review this with your therapist or support person before reading it. This presentation is not meant as therapy or treatment.
- Adult and Adolescent Indicators of Ritual Trauma (endritualabuse.org)
- What is organized abuse? Is it the same as ritual abuse? (traumadissociation.wordpress.com)
- Non-State Torture – what is it? Is it Ritual Abuse? (traumadissociation.wordpress.com)
- Polyfragmented Dissociative Identity Disorder Facts (traumadissociation.wordpress.com)
- Working with Cult – RA – Mind Control and Extreme Torture and Abuse (discussingdissociation.com)
- Wikipedia has a long history of problems with accuracy, bias and allegations of connections to pedophilia and pornography (ritualabuse.us)
Books on Ritual Abuse and Mind Control by the Sidran Institute