This accessible guidebook has been created to be used alongside the picture book, Our House: Making Sense of Dissociative Identity Disorder, as a broad introduction to childhood trauma and its legacies, with a focus on dissociation and DID.

This clear and easy-to-read resource offers an insight into trauma, its continuing effects and the continuum of dissociation. Practical exercises and opportunities for reflective discussion are included throughout to encourage personal engagement either individually or through treatment. Written with clinical accuracy, warmth and compassion, it will expand the reader’s knowledge of DID and deepen the understanding, application and usefulness of the picture book.

Key features include:

  • Photocopiable and downloadable resources and activities designed to develop a richer and more personal understanding of the development of DID
  • A page-by-page insight into images from the picture book
  • Further reading suggestions and information about treatment and support for survivors, as well as for the family, friends and professionals who journey with them

Bringing clarity to a complex issue, this is an invaluable resource for survivors of trauma and for those who support them, counsellors, psychologists, social care workers and other professionals, as well as family and friends.

chapter |3 pages


chapter 1|13 pages

What is trauma?

chapter 2|10 pages

Dissociation: a continuum

chapter 3|14 pages


chapter 4|9 pages

Supporting practitioners

chapter 5|11 pages

Supporting recovery 1

chapter 6|29 pages

Reading Deeper

Written to survivors

chapter 7|13 pages

Additional resources