Category Archives: ‘zoning Out’ And Dissociation

Therapy For Dissociative Disorder

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Is Your Predominant Response To Trauma Flooding Or Dissociation?

 

We have seen from previous articles that I have published on this site that individuals can physiologically respond to severe and chronic trauma in two opposing manners: by becoming FLOODED (hyper-aroused and over-reactive) or by becoming DISSOCIATED (hypo-aroused and Read the rest

What Is The Difference Between Repression And Dissociation?

 

 

I have frequently referred to the concepts of DISSOCIATION and REPRESSION on this site as, of course, both are highly relevant to the subject of childhood trauma. But what is the difference between the two?

REPRESSION :

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Types Of Dissociative Amnesia In Complex PTSD

 

We have seen how the cumulative effect of repetitive and chronic, traumatic stress during childhood is associated with the later development of complex posttraumatic stress disorder (complex PTSD) and that many of those afflicted by complex PTSD experience symptoms Read the rest

2 Opposite Ways The Child Responds To Stress : Hyperarousal And Dissociation

When, as children, we are subjected to trauma, stress, fear and even terror, our nervous systems may respond in two, diametrically, opposed ways. Both these responses, however, have evolved to serve the same purposes: THOSE OF SELF – PROTECTION AND Read the rest

Often In A ‘Trance’? Tonic Immobility: A Response To Childhood Trauma

What Is The Tonic Immobility Response?

Our stress responses are the legacy of millions of years of evolution – evolution turns us (and all living courses) into ‘survival machines’ and our stress response (when working correctly) is a vital element Read the rest

Always ‘Zoning Out’? : Dissociative Disorder Explained.

 

 

Those of us who experienced significant childhood trauma are at a far higher risk of developing the psychiatric condition known as DISSOCIATIVE DISORDER in adulthood than are the rest of the population.

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Fight, Flight, Freeze or Fawn? Trauma Responses

Most of us are already familiar with the concept of the ‘fight or flight’ response to perceived danger, namely that when presented with a threat our bodies respond by preparing us to fight against it or run from it. This Read the rest

Childhood Trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Dissociation.

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Childhood Trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Dissociation.

I have previously published articles on this site articles explaining the connection between childhood trauma and borderline personality disorder (BPD). An important symptom of BPD is DISSOCIATION, which this article will examine Read the rest