Make this your Summer for FUN while HEALING.
Growing up in an abusive environment is NO FUN AT ALL. But now you're an adult, and you're determined to feel better (That's why you read and contribute to MV.) So here's a challenge for you: What do you do for pleasure and happiness as you continue the difficult work of recovery?
SEND US YOUR PHOTOS!
It's pretty clear that I like to take pictures of flowers...but why should I have all the fun? MV Insider readers are invited to share YOUR photos of Summer Vacation or other fun activities for possible future use in the E-Newsletter. Please send no more than 2 or 3 of your favorite photos, as .jpgs, with a description. We may build a web photo gallery for all to see!
You don't have to share your real name, or show your face. Just show us what you enjoy!
SEND TO LYNN HERE!
A profusion of Shasta Daisies
Red Caladiums in my shady front yard.
Survivor/Activist/Musician Michael Skinner has donated copies of his three CDs: "Pirates", "Train of Tears", and "Waitin' for a Train" to MANY VOICES for fundraising. Listen to the music at his website, then contact Lynn by email or phone (513) 751-8020, to order your preferred CDs for $12 each, shipping included. We will have a Paypal page up soon, but it's not ready yet. :(
New Fundraising Effort: MV will SELL Review Copies of Reviewed Books! We've given away hundreds of books to libraries & shelters. From now on, the "gift" will be to MV! If you want a book we've reviewed, call 513-751-8020 or email. If we still have it on our shelves, it's yours. First come, first served. Usually only one copy available. We will discount the price, but there will be a shipping charge. Pay via credit card or your paypal account.
We need $850 to cover remaining printing costs for the June issue (includes a few thousand of those big brown envelopes that keep your privacy intact.) Also, MV's non-profit postage permit is due in early July: $185. I am not able to pay this by myself, folks. We need your help! DONATE NOW VIA PAYPAL
If your hospital or clinic is interested in advertising in our MVMC supplement, contact Lynn. We'd love to help you offer MV readers quality health care services!
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ISSTD Conference Registration is NOW OPEN!
ISSTD's 27th annual conference will be held October 16-18, 2010 at the Atlanta Hilton Hotel.
The theme for this year's meeting is "Clinical Consequences of Complex Psychological Trauma: Assessment, Treatment and Recovery."
Does Child Abuse Permanently Alter the Human Brain?
Martin Teicher, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Developmental Trauma Disorder: A New Diagnosis for Childhood Interpersonal Trauma
Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
NOTE: Pre-conference workshops will be featured on October 14 & 15, covering treatment for traumatized couples, complex trauma, children and adolescents, and much more.
PLAN AHEAD! SURVIVOR CONFERENCES...& more
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse-32nd Weekend of Recovery. July 16-18, 2010. Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
S.M.A.R.T. Conference: Aug 6-8, 2010. Windsor Locks, CT.
5th Annual Outsider Art in the Hamptons: Now thru Sept 6, 2010 in Westhampton, NY.
Prepare now for the Healing Together Conference: February 5-6, 2011. Lake Buena Vista, FL
Educational & Support conference for survivors, supporters of those with DID.
Interested mental health professionals are welcome. Request for Proposals & Scholarship forms available.
HELP YOURSELF and MV Too!
Thanks to the generous gift of donated copies by author Jane Wegscheider Hyman, this excellent and inspiring book is offered to MANY VOICES' readers at a discount: Only $15 per copy, including media-mail shipping to all US destinations.
From the book jacket: "The women in 'I Am More Than One' are living proof that you can find new sources of strength through family and friends, build a rewarding, successful career, and still hold on to your own unique identity." These messages of hope and encouragement are essential reading for people who want to learn how to survive and thrive despite painful histories of trauma and abuse.
Dr. Hyman is a researcher and writer on women's health and a member of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation. She is the author of several well-received, helpful books.
Or call Lynn W. at 513-751-8020, to order over the phone.
I AM MORE THAN ONE
How Women with
Dissociative IdentityDisorder Have Found Success in Life and Work
By Jane Wegscheider Hyman PhD
VOLUNTEERS needed! We're getting some great help, but can still use more web-researchers for the public education site ...so if you like to browse the internet, here's your chance to help MV while you explore! Also, we want lists of community mental health clinics in your area that might appreciate a free subscription to MANY VOICES. Please contact me if you can help with this. Substance abuse facilities, homeless shelters and domestic violence shelters are also logical places that might welcome MV. We want to increase our outreach to the people who need us most. THANK YOU!
PLAN AHEAD! WRITE OR DRAW FOR US !
Last chance to send in your Theme Ideas for 2011. Also - we had a little problem (MY fault!) with a few labels for the June issue. If you subscribed recently but have not yet received your copy, CALL me or email and I'll double check our mail list. If you're not sure when your subscription expires, ask Lynn!
You can renew your subscription on Paypal, here.
August 2010: Sexuality: Choices & Dilemmas. Is your partner involved in your therapy? Safely opening up about abuse. ARTWORK: Loving yourself and others. Deadline: June 10, 2010.
October 2010: Dealing With Authority. Communicating with Medical Doctors, Lawyers, Police and more. Share Problems or Successes. Evaluating Physical Conditions vs Body Memories. ARTWORK: Images of Dissociation. DEADLINE: August 10, 2010.
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We received several great replies for Nicki, who went back to work after being on disability --suddenly everything was quiet inside! Read the answers and add your comments!
Please read through the whole list of Sharing Questions, and reply to any, no matter when the topic first appeared. We continually add replies to old questions, so take a look!
At MV, we make every effort to be helpful to people
recovering from trauma and abuse, their families and friends.
We also want to assist trauma treatment professionals who guide people
in recovery toward a healthier, happier life. Please help us perform these
tasks well by sending your suggestions and input, pro or con, anytime.
Call me personally at 513-751-8020. I want to hear from you!
Lynn Wasnak, aka Lynn W., Editor and Executive Director
PO Box 2639
Cincinnati, OH 45201-2639