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IGDID Trauma and Dissociation Forums

IGDID Trauma and Dissociation Forums

There are many sub-forums in this forum.  They are all private to outsiders.

Please find these forums below:

New Members’ Introductions

If you are new or returning, say hello here.

What’s on Your Mind Today?

A place to write whatever is on your mind – not DID related –

 Community Messages and Discussion

Staff announcements, member messages, what’s on your mind, and other community information, talk of conference, etc.

Everyday Living

Include Relationships, Boundaries, School, Work, Vents, Daily Topics, and anything else concerning daily living.

Coping with Trauma and Dissociation

Coping with dissociation, Reaching out for help, Self-Injury, Flashbacks, Depression, Somatic Symptoms, Pain, Nutrition, and other coping related topics.

Therapy & Medication Discussion

Serious Discussion

Eating Disorders, grief and loss, emotional, physical, and sexual child abuse, trafficking, SRA/MC, Sobriety and Addiction, and other serious topics. Make sure that you keep topics clearly labeled and use trigger warnings and spoilers as applicable.

Religious/ Spiritual Support Discussion

Any discussion consistent with religious and/or spiritual support can be posted here. Please keep discussion positive and always respect others’ views and beliefs. This is not an area for debates, but for discussion related to healing. Post clear topics noting what your post is relating to: scripture, Christianity, asking for prayers, etc. so that members can choose interest and/or affiliation. Thank you.

Adult Safe Places

A place that is just yours to build as you like. Other members can stop by and say hello. Use trigger warning and clear topics as needed.

Intense Discussion

Expressing Intense Feelings, emotions, memories, and venting can be posted here. Use the ‘star system’ when posting to identify how triggering the post is 1 star for some triggers – and 4 stars for very triggering. Create clear topics with stars. Members should know that this is a trigger forum and keep yourself safe when reading. No explicit description or ‘x-rated’ type posts please.

Service Dog Discussion & Info

Discussion about service dogs, how to apply, what having one involves etc.

Comfort Cottage

Music Room

Topics about music. Music you have created, songs you have written, music that means something to you, youtubes of music (get permission before posting), etc.

Hobbies and Crafts

Post any crafts here. Crafts you like, crafts that you have done, etc.

Writers’ Nook

Express yourself through writing, post writing that you like, or start a project for everyone.

Community Book Discussion

Any discussions on books that you may want to participate in or start your own discussion on a book that you have read.

Fun and Games

Adult Games

Games for adults only. You may start a new game here – if you would like to.

Games for All Ages

Teen/tween games

Games for ages about 12-18 and/or sliders.

Littles’ Game Room

Only littles up to the age of about 12 – and/or sliders


Board Help

Post here if you need help with anything on the board. Someone will come and help.

Board Help/Tutorials






IGDID Community Workshops and Events

IGDID Community Workshops and Events


This forum is the second forum on our online board.  Here we discuss and announce community workshops, chat, webinars, and events.  It is private to the public and only available to members.

Right now, we are doing a community workshops every Sunday on the book “Coping with Trauma Related Dissociation” by Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele, and Onno Van Der Hart.

We have an upcoming conference on Oct. 7-9th, 2016 also.  We will be promoting the conference within a few weeks for everyone.

Ivory Garden Newsletter march 2016

Planning for the 2016 Conference

Planning for 2016 Conference

We are in the midst of planning the 2016 conference.

Date:  Oct 7-9th, 2016
Venue:  Ramada Inn–in Kent near Seattle. The venue has two conference rooms–one seats about 140 and the other about 50 folks. There are 6-8 exhibit tables. It is a bit more cozy, but still has amenities and shuttle service. We want this conference to have an atmosphere of warmth and community. There will be two speakers at a time.

Confirmed Speakers:

*Colin Ross, M.D.
*Laura Brown, Ph.D
*A. Steven Frankel, Ph.D, J. D.
*Joan C. Golston, DCSW, LICSW
*Mary Knight
*Stacy Sprout

Invited, but not yet confirmed:

*David Calof
*Thomas Carlton, M.D.
*Lynn Crook

The topic will be “Perspectives on ‘Trauma Informed Care’ and ‘Resilience Building” with an emphasis on how survivors react to situations/stimuli differently than non-traumatized folks – and why empathy, understanding these reactions, etc. is important when treating, teaching, or interacting with survivors.

CEU’s will be available. Friday will be a day for Ethics and Law workshops. At this point, I am unsure what will be in the smaller room.

I want you all to be aware that this is in the planning stage right now. I just began the process several days ago. This is all of the information that I have right now for everyone.

I am so excited as I continue to plan this conference. As you probably guessed, seating will be limited to about 150 folks. This year, our attendance was close to 200 people. We heard everyone and read your input and comments on the CEU forms. As was requested by many, we have chosen a much smaller venue where everyone will more easily be able to meet and spend time together. The venue is less expensive as far as conference room rates and the rooms are very nice. The guest rooms are also less expensive. I cannot say for sure that this venue will be confirmed as I have not met with the folks there to put it all together. If not, I will update immediately.

I have not promoted this conference as of yet, but just wanted to give everyone a heads up of the date and intentions. I will be setting up a website that will ensure everyone knows what’s up. I will also set up registration soon.

I think this conference will be amazing and give everyone a chance to meet up, gain some insight into the affects of trauma from different perspectives, and have a really great time as well.

We are looking forward to the conference and to seeing everyone again next year. I am open to suggestions at this early date– please email me with questions, suggestions, etc.

Hey!!!!! We are having a conference in 2016!!!!!