Some of us may find it challenging to be in the present moment especially when change is churning up the peace which we crave. To find the gift of presence may sometimes feel so hard in our everyday lives. I understand that all too well. Then I found that some people live with even bigger daily challenges and I wanted to share with you what I learned.
Our brains have always fascinated me, but so much more in the last few years since I’ve had loved ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. I recently stumbled upon this interview while doing some research on the brain. Because I have no prior knowledge of Multiple Personality Disorder, also known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), I was intrigued by the interview (and no, I don’t have these illnesses nor know anyone who does). I remember watching Sybil (with Sally Field) years ago so for me, only the Hollywood portrayals of Sybil and perhaps even Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were the information I had about the subject. But, that was all about to change.
The interviewer, Kyle Kittleson, host of MedCircle, had such an easy way about him that I figured I’d watch the segment for a few minutes. Encina Severa, who has 11 different personalities living in her body, made me watch the entire hour. The segment is called: What It’s Like To Live With Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).
I think what kept me watching was the way in which Kyle asked Encina about DID and the vulnerability in which she answered his questions and explained what she endures. I found myself amazed by her courage in opening up on camera in order to help others to understand DID. I don’t know if this topic interests you at all, but I will tell you that I stayed up past my bedtime in order to finish watching the entire interview and I was glad I did.
Have you had any experience with someone with DID or Multiple Personality Disorder? Here’s the link to the interview in case you’re interested: Click Here.