Disassociation and trauma survival

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Dissociation during violence is a common psychological defence strategy which is activated, for the safety of the victim during distress.

Dissociation can become a primary defence mechanism if you grew up in a dysfunctional, abusive, addictive, or violent home. A child is easily overwhelmed and can check out or dissociate, which helps them to cope with the psychological and emotional overload they are experiencing. This ability to disassociate during conflict as a child, can be a pre-determined conditioning factor, for women and men, who then go on to be abused domestically. Basically, the childhood environment created the foundation for living with, and acceptance of, violence.

Disassociation is similar to amnesia in that is affects the memory. However, unlike amnesia, dissociation is where the person involved is awake but not fully aware. It is similar to daydreaming, where mentally, your not engaged with the environment or what is actually happening. An…

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6 thoughts on “Disassociation and trauma survival

    • cherished79 says:

      I am going through this, sometimes I think I am doing less dissociating but suddenly there will be a trigger, and it happens once again. I know I do as a stress reliever, yet dealing with trauma from childhood, it’s become a habit. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

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    • cherished79 says:

      Yes, the two go hand in hand. The way we were treated is bound to have an impact in later life, and for me it has sure rung true. But now I realize what happened inside my home with my mother and know that I would never be able to please a narcissist.


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