List of Acronyms

There are a number of acronyms and abbreviations that you will encounter on this site. Here are some of the more commonly used ones:

3D - three dimensional

ANP - Apparently Normal Part of the Personality (from the theory of Structural Dissociation)

BF - Boyfriend

CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CPTSD - Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
CEBN - Childhood emotional abuse/neglect
CFT - Compassion-Focused Therapy
CPA - Childhood physical abuse
CSA - Childhood sexual abuse

DBT - Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
DD - Dear Daughter
DESNOS - Disorders of Extreme Stress Otherwise Not Specified
DH - Dear husband
DIL - Daughter in law
DS - Dear Son
DSM - Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
DW - Dear Wife

EF's - Emotional Flashbacks
EMDR - Eye Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing

EP - Emotional Part of the personality (from the theory of Structural Dissociation)
EQ - Emotional Quotient (emotional intelligence)

FIL - Father in law
FOG - Fear, Obligation and Guilt
FOO - Family of origin
FWIW - For what it's worth

GF - Girlfriend
GrF - Grandfather
GrM - Grandmother

HSP - Highly Sensitive Person

IC - Inner child
ICr - Inner Critic
IMO - In My Opinion
IRL - In Real Life

JADE - Justify, Argue, Defend or Explain

LAS - Legal Abuse Syndrome
LC - Low Contact

MC - Medium Chill
MIL - Mother in law

NC - No Contact
OCr - Outer Critic
OOTF - Out of the FOG
OOTS - Out of the Storm (web site)

PD - Personality Disorder (See an extensive list of acronyms relating to PDs at Out of the FOG).
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PWST - Pete Walker's Surviving to Thriving (book)

R/S - Relationship

SA - Social Anxiety
SAS - Social Anxiety Support

SG - Scapegoat
SM - Selective Mutism
SIL - Sister in law
SnIL - Son in law
SO - Significant Other

T - Therapist

TBA - To be announced
TxS - Toxic shame

VF - Visual flashback