When we’re presented with challenging circumstances it’s natural for us to cope with them through a wide variety of behaviors. Today Dr. Hanson and Forrest explore one of the most common coping mechanisms: dissociation. This includes what it is, the function it serves, the experiences that can lead to dissociation, and what we can do about it.
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2:00: What is dissociation?
9:35: “Fragmentation and separation.”
11:45: Recovered and implanted memory.
17:45: Why do people dissociate?
22:10: Common symptoms of dissociation.
29:30: The risks of over-pathologizing.
31:40: Coming into your own life.
36:20: Growing self-worth as an antidote for dissociation.
40:15: Challenges of mindfulness for dissociation.
43:00: Focusing on an aspect of experience.
46:30: Enjoyment as a grounding experience.
48:55: “Our nature is to be associated.”
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