A Fractured Mind Doc ê 304 pages ð Robert b oxnam

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A Fractured Mind Doc ê 304 pages ð Robert b. oxnam ð Robert Oxnam was a high profile successful man A renowned scholar and president of the Asia Society he appeared freuently on television and traveled the world as a sought after expert But what the millions of people who'd seen him didn't know what even those closest Robert Oxnam was a high profile successful man A renowned scholar and president of the Asia Society he appeared freuently on television and traveled the world as a sought after expert But what the millions of people who'd seen him didn't know what ev This book starts slowly the initial sections with Bob describing his life and career in Asian studies and diplomatic relations are uite dull I would ask that you give this book time to develop because it's a rare bird in the field of memoirs that deal with multiple systems and I'll try to explain whyFirstly this is not a book about trauma Yes trauma is mentioned as is Bob's struggle with addiction but they are mentioned in passing and are not the focus of this work Secondly what IS the focus of this work are the system members their inner world their dynamics with each other and with those around them primarily their therapist I find it hard to recall another work where the system members each get such focus of pagetime and the opportunity to talk about themselves their experience and their identity as individualsThirdly this is a book that shows that multiple systems even those with unresolved trauma and amnesia about their multiple state can be high achievers excelling in their chosen careers In fact this system excelled to such a degree BECAUSE of their multiplicity because different system members handled different aspects of their work knowledge base and goals They struggled with burnout and addiction yes but so do many high achievers They sought treatment because of these things and in doing so revealed their multiplicity and were able to formulate a healthier way of being And they didn't do this in their youth the body was in its fifties before this happened They were dysfunctional but successful the epitome of a covert systemAnd finally this is a book where the integrations and inner world changes are something that happens relatively organically and naturally It's understated not melodramatic and it results in the stable triumvirate that presents to the world at the close of the workSmall uibbles like I said at the beginning it is slow to start and I don't share Bob's interest in his career I also think at times that the system's therapist doesn't understand the difference between integration communication and co consciousness evidenced most clearly when he tells them that he thinks they've had a seven way fusion rather than three simply because he thinks it 'makes sense' and hasn't seen the other system members lately Also later in the book an angry system member thought previously to have integrated temporarily emerges to raise hell making me think that perhaps some of the system aren't integrated but went deeper in world or dormant after sharing their memories with the others But like I said these are small things and do not devalue the importance of this work or the significance of the system's decision to tell their story in this measured matter of fact public way when they had a career that was significantly impacted by the rumours of their multiplicity They could have buried their plurality; instead they shared it openly and that takes a particular strength of courage

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En those closest to him didn't know was that Oxnam suffered from multiple personality disorder It was only after an intervention staged by family and friends in response to freuent blackouts and episodic rages assumed to be alcohol driven that he sou A fascinating look at the life of a man diagnosed with multiple personality disorder aka dissociative identity disorder The reader is introduced to the man's eleven personalities and made privy to the years he spent working with a psychiatrist to unearth and then integrate his various personalities

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A Fractured MindGht treatment with Dr Jeffery Smith; the first of his eleven personalities emerged in a session in 1990 After years of treatment he has integrated them into three Robert Wanda and Bobby who take turns narrating this remarkable unprecedented chronicle This book was Odd I really enjoyed reading the therapy sections It was almost dreamlike like I was seeing a movie What made it terrifying was that it was a personal account Other times the book was very slow moving and was offering a lot of information that I don't think pertained to the story Regardless I feel like I have a better understanding of MPD now I appreciate the author sharing