DID Youth Chat
Weekly hosted chat for littles/middles (DID alters under 13) to come together and share their joys and hardships with each other in a safe and supportive environment. Topics have included navigating the grownup world, being heard within the system, and trusting ourselves and others. The format is casual - you're free to share anything relevant on the topic being discussed, or to just sit back and listen to others, if that's what you prefer. There's often a game or a short story too. The chat takes place in the "DID Youth" room, see the chat schedule for times and dates.
Laughter and Humor
What makes you laugh?
What kinds of humor don't make you laugh?
Do laughter and humor help you heal? If so, how?
Why do you think laughter and humor might help healing?
How does making others laugh help us?
Adjusting to Change
What are some changes you have experienced in your life?
How did these changes affect you?
Did you feel these changes were good or bad?
What did you do to live with these changes?
What kinds of things can you do to be ready the next time you experience a change?
Having Fun as a Kid in a Grownup Body
What are some fun things that you want to do?
What experiences have you had having fun as a kid in a grownup body?
What obstacles do you face when trying to have fun?
What are some ways to alter these activities so that you can do them and have fun?
What other fun activities that you want to try?
Setting Boundaries with People in Our Lives
What is a boundary?
Are boundaries with others important? Why or why not?
How do boundaries help us in our interactions with others?
How do we know when someone isn't respecting our boundaries?
What can we do if our boundary isn't being respected?
Managing Feeling Afraid
What kinds of things do you feel scared about?
What does feeling afraid mean for you?
Is feeling scared good or bad? Why?
What kinds of things have you tried to do to help when you're feeling scared?
What other ideas do you have for grounding when you're afraid?
Comparing Yourself to Others
What does self esteem and self worth mean to you?
What do you think about yourself in comparison to others?
How does this affect what you think about yourself?
Is what others think of you important to you? Why or why not?
What do you think you can do to improve how you feel about yourself?
Trusting Ourselves and Others
What is trust?
Is trust important? Why or why not?
Do we want to trust others and why?
How do we know if we can trust others?
What can we do if our trust is broken?
Youth Chat is currently on break.
Talking About Difficult Experiences with Others
What difficult experiences might you want to share with others? Why?
Have you tried to share these with others and with whom?
How did those experiences go? Why do you think they went the way they did?
What were you looking for by sharing your experiences?
What ideas do you have for sharing with others in the future?
We also play a game if time permits.
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