PEACEFUL IMPACT – BLOG
Since the ESTD Conference in Berne some weeks have passed and, and it seems to me, that it is already a long time ago.
This was the first time that I have visited such a conference and I lived a lot of intense experiences there. On Saturday I was at your presentation where some of you spoke about your experiences and your book. Your presentation has touched my heart. I have bought your book after the presentation and you have written a dedication in it. Since that day I carry your book with me every day and I have read it more than half way through.
As you all, I am a survivor too, hovewer I have not met persons like you yet that would talk in front of other people and talk about their dissociative disorder and that have found a way to live with it. This was such an incredible moment for me and even today I have the impression not to find the right words to express what I have felt during your presentation and what I am feeling today. I admire you all for your courage and I am really greatful that I have met you and I am greatful for the book. Since then I have the impression not to be alone anymore, in the contrary of you I have not found the courage to talk much about my dissociative disorder to others, since most of the people do not understand and I did not wanted to scare them. But since I have met you, this slowly changing.
It is a big help for me to read your stories, they are kind of healing, even though it is sometimes difficult for me because I can so much understand what is going on inside of you (and me). I really wanted express to you all my deepest thanks for sharing your stories and experiences since it helps me much to keep on going forward. There is a lot of hope in it.
I would love to come to Finland one day to visit you, maybe to participate also in a project, to find other people in Switzerland too, which would be willing to stand together as you do as a group.