|Posted on August 26, 2018 at 2:45 PM|
Dissociation is a way to shut down and protect from frightening threats to survival (i.e., a scary parent or a scary experience). Dissociation is created by fear from the past and is manifested in present situations that are frightening reminders of the past. Dissociation is one of the key elements to recognize, understand and correct to fully recover from childhood or adult trauma.
Dissociation is on a continuum. Lower levels of dissociation can be found in personality disorders and adults who have experienced trauma. Higher levels of dissociation can be found in Dissociative Identity Disorder. Dissociation is evident by lack of memories of childhood or in your adult life, lack of connection to your body, lack of connection to a full range of emotions and discord between conflicting thoughts.
Revisioning is new psychotherapy that can rapidly repair all levels of dissociation; from Personality Disorders all the way to the most complex level of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Revisioning Therapy activates and repairs the Mirror Neuron Network of the brain. The Mirror Neuron Network is the connecting network that can be activated to re-connect the missing pieces of memory, emotions, and thoughts and separate ego states. This therapy utilizes the most recent advances in the field of neuroscience to repair the ego structure so that you can have a restored memory (that includes positive memories), a comprehensive, full range of emotions, and solid self-identity.
For those who experience dissociation, I recommend Revisioning Therapy first to repair, restore, build and connect ego strengths. Once you have a continuous range of memories, thoughts, feels and body connections, then you will be feeling whole on the inside. This improvement is often so significant that sometimes people choose this as a stopping point in therapy. If you decide to have an even more comprehensive treatment, I can then do EMDR to resolve specific traumatic memories.