Dissociation, what is it, how do we deal with it? Mental Heath with Kati Morton

Dissociation, what is it, how do deal it? Mental Heath Videos with Kati Morton Dissociation is a term in psychology describing a wide array of experiences from mild detachment from immediate surroundings to more severe detachment from physical and emotional experience. It is commonly displayed on a continuum. The major characteristic of all dissociative phenomena involves a detachment from reality -- rather than a loss of reality as in psychosis. In mild cases, dissociation can be regarded as a coping mechanism or defense mechanisms in seeking to master, minimize or tolerate stress -- including boredom or conflict. At the nonpathological end of the continuum, dissociation describes common events such as daydreaming while driving a vehicle. Further along the continuum are non-pathological altered states of consciousness. More pathological dissociation involves dissociative disorders, including dissociative fugue and depersonalization disorder with or without alterations in personal identity or sense of self. These alterations can include: a sense that self or the world is unreal (depersonalization and derealization); a loss of memory (amnesia); forgetting identity or assuming a new self (fugue); and fragmentation of identity or self into separate streams of consciousness (dissociative identity disorder, formerly termed multiple personality disorder) and complex post-traumatic stress disorder. Dissociative disorders are sometimes triggered by trauma, but may be preceded only by stress, psychoactive substances, or no identifiable trigger at all. The ICD-10 classifies conversion disorder as a dissociative disorder. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders groups all dissociative disorders into a single category. Although some dissociative disruptions involve amnesia, other dissociative events do not. Dissociative disorders are typically experienced as startling, autonomous intrusions into the person's usual ways of responding or functioning. Due to their unexpected and largely inexplicable nature, they tend to be quite unsettling. Kati Morton, MFTI Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/katimorton Subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=katimorton Playlist Complete "Healthy Mind, Healthy Body!": https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqzvKjM9HCbL1sWxsWJSRLNK Types of Eating Disorders: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqz_CKEMjHx8o-umO1TzzaDr Eating Disorders Explained: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAB41960D35357E06 Dietitian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqx8b27IXCAQNcpfMtcwmiXD Self-Harm: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqxUuzhjHu7Ra_UyKd4tEde2 Live Broadcasts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqxDKOXuVu3Uho-409fNOEAl Kind words from you: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqxJnRXSOBkq1bKm6S8vUE_M Help Techniques: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL14F50E070238DF4E My other sites: My Website: https://www.katimorton.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/katimorton Tumblr: https://www.katimorton.tumblr.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katimorton1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/katimorton1 Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CLrH/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Mitchell Davis talks Agoraphobia, OCD & Panic Attacks | On The Couch Ep. 3 with Kati Morton" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra8gUzMUuXY -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

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carmelpop1011: hi! is it possible to use daydreaming as a form of dissociation? i went through a very traumatic event a few years ago that lasted about 2 years, and i dont remember a lot of it but i do remember day dreaming a lot ? thanks!

Kayla W: Listening to music that makes me happy. Feeling the carpet. Listening to the fan blow. Looking at the salt lamp. Holding hands. Having my forehead pet/rubbed. These things work for me.

AwesomeJellyBean: I like to eat spicy food to ground myself. Sour food also works well, too.
Crochet and knitting, or just working with my hands works as well, but sometimes I end up focusing too much on that, and forget I need to do things like eat or sleep.

funcake99: A nice smell is Tiger Balm :)

Helena Hartwig-Costello: A few times, I just felt like I was drifting away from my body, like my mind was risen above it somewhere, but because the lack of connection to my body i could feel anything or think anything, and i just dont really feel much i am just existing. And a couple months ago i was having a shower and i passed out because of low blood pressure and it was too hot, and it was really scary because when i woke up i was floating above my body and i just couldnt move or even be scared ( i was only scared after looking back on this), i just could see that i was fallen and lying on the ground. It took me ten minutes until i could gather myself enough to even push myself up off the floor, and it wasnt until i was banging on the door and my dad came and found me until i felt anything at all, and i just started crying. I dont even remember any thoughts i had during the ten minutes except for just like a faint wonder if i was going to be able to get up. And the other day on the bus i was just thinking and i was sad, and then all of a sudden i lost my thoughts and felt like it wasnt my mind in me anymore, it was just something else mechanical living physcially, and i just remember thinking this is way easier, and ever since then for the past month ive been going back to that state feeling as so its not me inside of my head, and that my real self is somewhere else and i dont know what this is. But it was so scary when i passed out because im just lucky i was okay, but if i was really in need of getting up qui kly or saving myself and that happened i dont know if i would be able to because i was so completely unable to control anything in my body at all it was really scary,

Dayna Bennett: I suffer to something similar to this, I also get a lot of anxiety, but I find singing a song that I like maybe a sing that's stuck in my head or something catchy can really help me stay calm and stay grounded.

Whitney C: Is it possible to feel like you are watching from inside your head?

Nay Nasra: It's interesting to actually see there is a word for it, My culture says it's demon possession. Have you heard anything of that sort?

Jennifer Green: I found when I'm having really bad anxiety, walking around barefoot helps me a lot. And finding as many different 'feels' barefoot as I can until I feel better.. carpet, wood floor, cold brick outside, rough street, wet grass, shady vs sunny sidewalk etc

Assem Hendawi: Hi, what if is this has been an ongoing state? I feel like that for over a year now?

DaBlondDude: Just stumbled across your video. Recently realized I've been suppressing PTSD from childhood trauma along with physical, mental and emotional dissociation (lotsa stuff has happened lol). I'm trying a few books recommended by the therapist, mindfulness (Petit Bambou in French and Headspace). EMDR is soon going to be added and I'm now exploring YouTube, Lisa Romano has some helpful stuff too so far. Hope that helps some, still looking for more immediate concrete steps to unlocking/reassociating with body, thoughts and feelings.

Heidi Aberdein: My therapist told my I may dissociate. I was really surprised and reluctant to accept that because I feel I have never gone through anything traumatic that I remember. And she made a really good point that it doesn't matter how " mild" the trauma feels now, you need to remember what it felt like for a little child. Ond experience I had was my mom having a schizophrenic episode and told me on my birth day shes getting a divorce . Compared to a lot of other people who have experienced a lot worse, now it seems irrational to be traumatised by something like that, but a child has no spectrum of trauma. Its traumatic for them simply because it is traumatic. Im struggling to accept this. It was my very first therapy session. I went in just asking whether she thought I might have adhd and she brought up all these feelings. I felt so emotionally drained I slept the whole afternoon when I got home. I like my psychologist. Very expensive but very very very good.

Jae Blackmon: I started disassociating when I got into a really good relationship. I have no doubt that I've did this before in my life -- I've went through sexual abuse trauma as a child and as an adult -- but I disassociate from my emotions. It's like a brick wall, except that I can fee negative emotions.

jamie D: What does it mean, if you live In this state?
I always thought it was just constant stress.
Oh shit. Im not coping at all.....

Alexis Moreno: all your icons look like you have the disorder

Veronica Rivera: What if you don't have a clue about your childhood?? I don't remember a thing about my childhood....

impeccable word: You just had to add the Illuminati monarch programming butterfly.....

Meagan David: My dissociation is so bad im constantly living in an alternate reality, and I cannot see myself the way others do. I have some C PTSD and slightly feel like an extension of my mom, that could also be the problem

snail: i zoned out while trying to watch this multiple times and had to restart the video

Daniella Insalaco: I've been getting many episodes of disassociation and during those moments I feel like I've been transported to a different time or place. Awful feeling.

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