Dear Fellow EMDRIA Members:
Although there are many free resources out there about trauma and mental health, I’ve never been so excited to share one with my colleagues as I am with Dylan Crumpler’s 15-minute film, “Petals of a Rose.” Dylan is the son of a woman with DID and explore the misunderstood diagnosis for his film school thesis research. What resulted is a stunning piece that gives the most accurate portrayal of DID in real life that I have seen to date. Concerned by media misrepresentation of the diagnosis and outright denial of the diagnosis, even in the helping professions, Dylan pressed on to make this film.
As a person with dissociative identities who works as a counselor and actively trains on trauma, I am convinced that Dylan’s piece is the perfect length to help us educate people about dissociative identities properly. Especially if you are an academic, please take this seriously and consider showing in your classes. You can use your discretion in showing it with clients, although be advised that Dylan prepared both a full version and a slightly modified version that shows a less intense trauma flashback:
Now that the film has screen at many festivals and conferences, Dylan has shared this piece publicly so that it can be shared in whatever way we as a clinical community see fit. I thank him for his generosity and hope that you take him up on his offer to so freely view and share the film. Truly, this is the “real deal” of what it can be like for many of us who navigate life with dissociative identities
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness
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