About Dissociation

This section is where I share what I feel most passionate about – spreading understanding, hope and inspiration by way of educating about the powerful tool of Understanding Dissociation and the Spectrum of Dissociative Effects.
 
 
Why am I so passionate about spreading understanding of dissociation and the spectrum of dissociative effects?
 
 
Because such understanding changed my life, my world, from the moment I first grasped the concepts involved. I’ve seen it change the lives of my friends and others too, without any intention or effort on their part.
 
It’s as if understanding of the basics of dissociation creates an echo in people’s minds that bounces around until, like a seed, it takes root in even the most barren and harsh conditions, thereafter growing and evolving in ways that inevitably produce life-enhancing results. This consistent positive effect awes and delights me at the same time it proves to me the power of simple understanding!
 
 

Why Does Dissociation Matter?

 

Understanding of Dissociation gives us the power to transform our lives and our world!

We all use Dissociation in our daily lives. It involves core levels of our needs and beliefs, so understanding it can help us make sense of what we do and why we do it. Read more…

 

What is Dissociation?

Dissociation is a natural, built-in survival response to unbearable or traumatic events that exists to protect us and make our lives better. Read more…

Dissociative Survival Function

Fight = stickFiguresFighting

Flight = stickFigure-Flight

Freeze = stickFigure-Freeze = “Play Dead”

Freeze =     Disconnect   = Dissociate

 

What Can Be Dissociated?

Any and all Aspects of Experience can be dissociated!

The parts and pieces contained in your experiences are called Aspects of Experience.
You can dissociate one or more Aspects of any given experience.
Every experience is different with a different combination of Aspects that can be dissociated.
 
What are Aspects of Experience? Read more…
 
Why Do Aspects of Experience Matter? Read more…
 
Dissociated Aspects of Experience Can Intrude in Life Read more…

 

How Can You Know What Effects Dissociation is Having on Your life and that of others?

The Phrases We Use are Clues! Read more…
 
Familiar Phrases of Dissociation Read more…
 
Phrases of “Moderate to Extreme Dissociation” Read more…
 
 
 

How Needs, Communication and Beliefs Impact Dissociation

Needs, Communication and Beliefs are 3 Crucial Factors in Dissociation and Dissociative Functions.

Basic Human Needs and Drives Read more…
 
Communication Read more…
 
Beliefs Read more…
 
Where the 3 Factors Converge
When seen through the lens of Dissociation, the beliefs, needs, and communication we evidence ourselves, or witness in others, provide us with keys to understanding ourselves and each other. Read more…
 
 
 

The Spectrum of Dissociative Effects

Understanding Dissociation and the Dissociative Spectrum Produces Many Benefits!

The Spectrum of Dissociation touches all of us in some manner, impacting and influencing us more than most of us realize or is currently recognized or acknowledged within the mainstream systems and structures that are most affected by the Effects of Dissociation.

Civilization requires and creates Dissociation Read more…
 
The Dissociative Spectrum is an informative and empowering framework for seeing and interpreting the world. It gives us a means of recognizing and categorizing the various individual and societal Dissociative influences and impacts that afflict humanity. Read more…
 
My Interpretation of the Spectrum of Dissociation Read more…
 
The Many Faces of Trauma Read more…
 
 
 

What is Dissociative Identity?

The Dissociative Identity survival response is a natural process that protects a person’s mind, body and spirit. Read more…
 
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is the psychiatric term for the natural survival response people default to when they are subjected to repeated unbearable trauma.
 
Dissociative Identity Response (DIR) is a new term for DID now being used by many survivors, including me.
 
 
 

Healthy Perspectives & Approaches

Here, I offer some suggestions and ideas.

Dissociative Symptoms Checklists Read more…
 
My Beliefs about what works and what doesn’t in creating change Read more…
 
My Suggestions for Alternatives Techniques and Treatments
My best suggestions for new perspectives and approaches to create the healing and evolutionary changes we seek.
 
Non-Violent Communication (NVC) Read more…
 
Living in Families Effectively (LIFE) Seminars Read more…
 
Restorative Justice Read more…
 
Empathic Therapy Read more…
 
ThetaHealing Read more…
 
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Read more…
 
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Read more…
 
Natural Reassociation Method (NRM) Read more…
 
 

Dissociation-related Definitions

Pertinent Words and Concepts

Here are some general definitions of pertinent dissociation-related words and concepts. Read more…

 
Memory
Memory
Types of Memory
Memory Processes
Traumatic Memory
Triggers and Cues
Flashback
 
Trauma & Dissociation
Trauma
Post-Traumatic Stress Response (PTSR)
         – commonly Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Dissociation
Programming
Deliberate Trauma-based Dissociation
 
Extreme Abuse
Extreme Abuse
Human Trafficking and Slavery
Torture
Ritual Abuse
Mind Control