Mapping the System- I Need a Tour Guide!!

I’ve been reading more on DID and came across an interesting term I had never seen before: system mapping.

“Mapping your system will help you better understand the relationships between all of your alters. Knowing the relationships between your alters can help you increase internal communication and enable everyone to work together more cooperatively. Understanding these relationships can also help you learn more about each alter’s function or role in the system. If you are working with a therapist, make sure to share your system map with him or her. Your therapist might be able to help you make sense of your map or at least share their interpretation of it.”

Seems daunting. Each person is so complex. Each relationship is so intricate, detailed. I wouldn’t even know where to begin.

So, fellow bloggers and bloggees who deal with DID- how? what? who? why? when? where? Have you created a map? Is it helpful? Were any of you upset, or your alters upset by doing this? What kind of medium did you use?

Thanks in advance for any insight, personal experiences, etc.

*continues reading*


One thought on “Mapping the System- I Need a Tour Guide!!

  1. Sam Ruck says:

    I’m not sure if my wife created a map. It is helpful to know the strengths of each person in the group and if they have a relationship with others in the group as long as you realize that that is only a starting point. Those roles typically were set up by the mind of a child and are kind of basic like : inside mommy, defender, host, etc. But once the girls started to heal and grow the latent abilities that each one controlled began to manifest themselves and so each girl became much, much more complex than in the beginning.


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