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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What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Dissociation?

Confused about what people mean when they use the word ‘dissociation’? You’re not alone. Dell (2009) notes that the definition of dissociation “has never suffered from clarity.” Clinicians use the same term to refer to a bewildering array of disparate phenomena.

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