In this introduction to dissociation, Gordon talks us through:
- What is dissociation
- How do we know if we’re dissociating
- Starting to relate to what we have pushed away
- ‘Separating to connect’ & finding ways to respond to the patterns of reaction, rather than just reacting
- Low arousal dissociation and high arousal dissociation
- Why dissociation is there for a reason
- Creating a sense of safety before connecting to what was previously too much to feel (creating a mis-match)
- When and how dissociation dismantles
- A scale of dissociation and how it can manifest in daily life
- The difference between re-membering whilst present and becoming lost in the experience
- Normalising dissociation and how we can start thinking about it in our mental health systems.
ABOUT GORDON BARCLAY
Gordon Barclay was an NHS consultant psychiatrist in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland until 2019, now works privately in Glasgow and is has a special interest in the treatment of psychological trauma and dissociation.
Gordon can be contacted at email@example.com