All posts by Elizabeth Howell



Dissociation, Lack of Association, and Multiplicity

Dissociation is a normal and useful capacity of mind. In a basic sense, our abilities to focus attention, to separate figure from ground, and to concentrate deeply are manifestations of a dissociative capacity on which we all rely. Hypnosis relies on dissociative abilities; and deep concentration relies on absorption, an aspect of dissociation.

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What Is Trauma?
Trauma and Dissociation

Statistics and common experience tell us that exposure to trauma is common to human beings. , to greater and lesser extents. But what is it that is being measured and experienced? Trauma is an event or experience that overwhelms the frameworks of the mind

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