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MPD & Journaling

source: Sheppard Pratt – Dissociative Unit

What Is Journaling?
Journaling is the basic form of communication among the parts of the system. It can be in the form of written communication, it can be in the form of art media, it can be, if necessary, in the form of a tape- recorded conversation among parts of the system.

How Can Journaling Help Me and My System To Function Better?
Journaling can help to identify the parts of the system and their functions. It can help in mapping the system by helping to determine the relationships among the internal parts of the system.

Journaling can help to establish and maintain communication and cooperation among the part of the system. It can help in accessing information, memories, and feelings held by internal parts of the system.

How Do I Do Journaling?
Use a notebook, diary, or journal for written communication. use a sketchbook for communication via drawings or other art media. Use a tape recorder for spoken communication. Keep these materials accessible at all times.

First, invite all parts of the system to take part in journaling about a particular topic or issue. Initially, you may just want to ask parts to introduce themselves. Later you will be asking the internal parts to provide information, contract for safety, help you to understand therapy related issues, and to work with you in problem-solving in many ways.

In the beginning, it is a good idea to practice journaling skills by focusing on non-threatening topics, such as sharing words or phrases which help internal parts feel comfortable and safe.








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