what eileen taught me

last week eileen went to a conference. it was a 3 day conference and it was all about trauma. there were therapists from all over ireland at it. the speaker was jenina fisher, i think fisher is her last name. eileen said she had studied her work a lot during the masters degree she did.
so we had a chat about what she learned. and she told me about jeninas take on structural dissociation. she said jenina doesnt use the term ANP but rather she uses the term going on with life part.
she talks about dissociative parts in five different groupings. these are as follows:
fight, flight, freeze, submit and attachment cry.
The fight parts are the ones who fight and keep on fighting no matter what, no matter what is thrown at them.
the flight parts oh damn i forget what their purpose is.
the freeze parts hold the fear.
the submit parts suffer from depression and are often despairing and very sad.
the attachment cry parts are the young parts who want to be cared for and looked after.
it was so interesting to hear eileen talk about the parts in these category groupings. she bought a flip chart from jenina which has a workbook attached to it and she has said if i want to we can work off of it sometmes. i think that would be great.
eileen said jenina works from a sensorimmeter approach. eileen works from that sort of approach too. getting us to notice our body, notice how it feels, the sensations etc. i like that approach a lot.


Author: manyofus1980

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

8 thoughts on “what eileen taught me”

  1. I have actually met Janina Fisher and think her work is has some merits but the rest is bullshit. She has her website if you want to read her papers that are kind of good, in my opinion. my therapist is a fan of her work too, weird how that is. small world

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