DISSOCIATION: WHY IT HAPPENS TO US IN C-PTSD AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT



Dissociation is a response to overwhelming emotion, often experienced in trauma, and in childhoods defined by Complex PTSD experiences like having a parent with BPD or similar, or other types of insecure and disorganized attachment

This video explores the roots of dissociation, how dissociation in C-PTSD functions (often within disorganized attachment systems), and how the Structural Dissociation Model explains the role of trauma types, and our traumatized child selves —in terms of how we show up today, why and when we might dissociate, and what can be done.

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In addition, DISSOCIATION as part of my HEALING SHAME IN CPTSD Journaling Series will be explored by using ❤️3 Journal Prompts ❤️specifically around dissociative responses for people with Complex Trauma –and those who want to further explore shame and dissociation, and healing.

💕💕💕💕For the Journal Exercise regarding the Structural Dissociation Model:💕💕💕💕

🌺. THE “PARTS” OR “TRAUMA TYPES”. (USE FOR THE JOURNAL EXERCISE TOO!)🌺

🦋Fight. – Vigilance
angry, judgmental, mistrustful self, destructive, controlling, suicidal

🦋Flight – Escape
distancing, ambivalent, cannot commit, addictive behavior

🦋Freeze – Fear
frozen, terrified, wary, phobic of being seen, panic attacks

🦋Collapse/Submit- Shame
depressed, ashamed, passive, “good girl” caretaker, self-sacrificing

🦋Please/Appease- Accommodate (to avoid triggering other)
people pleasing, stuffing emotion to make nice, fawn

🦋Attach/Cry for Help- Needy
desperate, craves rescue, connection, innocent, wants a protector

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🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗at the end of the video are some GROUNDING EXERCISES FOR DISSOCIATION🤗🤗🤗🤗

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