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About Lyn Barrett
Lyn Barrett is the author of Crazy: Reclaiming Life from the Shadow of Traumatic Memory, (publication date January 3, 2022), Koehler Books; and also DID Unpacked: A Parable available on Amazon.
Lyn is a speaker, retreat leader and survivor of early childhood trauma as well as a retired elementary school teacher, school principal and church pastor. At the age of 45, Lyn was diagnosed with multiple personality disorder, now known as dissociative identity disorder (DID). From happy wife and mother to a suicidal woman who felt the crazy fog of dissociation take over her life, she embarked on a journey to uncover the secrets that overwhelmed her. After suffering decades of inner chaos and deep pain, Lyn now lives a fulfilling and integrated life and considers herself a whole person again. Lyn is thankful for her wonderful therapist, friends and her own dogged determination to heal.
Lyn currently facilitates writers workshops and teaches a memoir class for dissociative writers, writes weekly blogs and a newsletter, and speaks on public radio, podcasts, and in other settings. She holds advanced degrees from Lehigh University and Lancaster Theological Seminary. She can be reached through her websites at www.lynbarrett.com and www.dissociativewriters.com.