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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TheClairbear: Can you do more on this subject? I dissociate for long periods of times and the thing that I struggle with is when I come back down, it's been months.

Mell Lenz: love this!! I rub my fingers to ground myself. I also have a 'happy' shelf with things that each "me" loves so if I'm having a hard time "flipping" to who is needed or from who is harmful, I can go to this shelf and look at the things to essentially call out another me. :) hope this helps someone else. (I have created my own terms before I knew what was happening that's why they are in quotes)

Bhanupratapsingh Bhanupratapsingh: now I understand the mystery of supernatural.

Rose Ciulla: Lavender smells strong and very calming, to me at least and in clarifying..... Peppermint really clear the head too, great for head pressure... Headaches.

remainingembers: Is just feeling absent or not in the moment part of it? I feel like a lot of my life I've struggled with this. Even in elementary school I would have no idea what was going on in class I would just be there and feel really not present and like I was in a long dream. And I was always quiet and just not my own present person....

Crustation fish: I use eye movement

jj3281: Thank you so much! I got so much information out of this video...omg!!! You are kind, understanding, and compassionate. I have subscribed!

Jesslyn Rocker: My therapist never really tries to help me not dissociate, he says that it helps me cope..

Andrea Patricia Crowley: Streesful times,abuse experiences,traumatic experiences,etc could lead to experience dissociation experiences,is not so akward as it sounds because this actually happens sometimes. We are people and we have a physical and a mental connection and this kind of bad feeling numb experiencies could happen but hopefully not for long so is better to find a therapist who is understanding and really empathic to get in tune with to release these negative emotions.

loving life giles: thank u so much. people think I'm cold hearted and they don't understand why I do this. my whole childhood I did this, had to. thank u again for sharing.

Danni M: I'm 15 and I've been in an almost constant state of dissociation since i was 14 (I'd guess around 8 months now) and I've been trying everything I've been recommended and seen online; nothing seems to help. My therapist seems like she has no idea what to do with me and I don't think I know what to do either, are there any methods that aren't commonly mentioned? i can't help but feel like this will never improve because i got help too late/:

T. Williams: wow I never realized the feeling had a word since I was a toddler whenever I laugh a lot in a loud room or get really angry or sad I feel like I'm numb and am watching myself as another person or my mind is slowing while everything spins my movements are slower I tend to repeat what I was saying
thank you for this video it is very helpful

Miguel Castillo: This doesn't sound like it deserves to be classified as dissociation; if you're sad, you're not necessarily depressed. Anyway, you will literally have a different perspective of reality. There isn't a "feeling" to it. All your senses will seem like they're being registered late, and then registered again! Sounds may "echo," especially loud ones! Try this, make a popping noise with your lips/mouth. Now, try to imagine what it sounded like a second ago? Can you still "hear" it? Look at your ceilings lights when you can. Then look away and try to "see" it in your head. It's scary! This is just my experience. Yours may be different. But I feel offended when someone who can easily come back to reality with things as simple as breathing deeply, is placed in the same "group" as me. I've been dissociated 24/7/365 for the last 7 years. Those "dissociative" moments we all experience are probably just people daydreaming or zoning out due to boredom or whatever. If you haven't been to the point that you've even tried antipsychotics (to no avail), you probably aren't dissociated. Also I have HPPD. It seems to be common with derealization/depersonalization. 👽

Hunter Hart: Very good informative video. I've been going through this for years and never could put a name on it. It's very relieving to have a starting point. Thank you for your time.

Curtis Unrau: why did you choose the monarch butterfly for your intro ?

green cinnamonsky: Is it considered dissociation, when you talk about yourself, your emotions, but you don't really feel the words? It's like words coming out of my mouth and I can't relate to them, I don't know if I'm making sense, and I feel so detached even though I'm talking about myself or some very emotional memory. Sometimes it's like I'm making it up, it's not even me who I am talking about. I could say anything and I wouldn't feel that it's off. And I'm normally very sensitive/ feel things deeply, but it's so hard to connect to myself when I want to talk about my emotions.
I was searching about this but haven't found any info yet...

Jonny Q: This might sound kinda strange, but with my anxiety, and agoraphobia my safe zone happens to be my bedroom, as soon as I leave my room my mind starts racing, let's say if I'm in another room in my house, my anxiety spikes up, I get dizzier etc, sometimes I even struggle going to the bathroom because I feel like I'm in a fun house without the fun

Medina Lake: I had an experience where I felt like I was going to run out of my body or somethinh once... I wadn't physically watching myself, but felt kind of like that. Like something really scary was going to happen. Sometimes driving at night, it feels like a time warp or something/really dizzying. Is this dissociation?

Sparrow Wise: I touch my thumb to each of my fingers. I also got a tattoo on my hand that says SAFE. It helps me to remember I am here in the present. <3

Mekaila John: I used to experience that waking up feeling all the time when I was younger. it always felt like I'd been sleeping or something for years, and then wham, I was on the bus going to school. it's frightening, disorienting and scary. and it would take me a minute to grasp my bearings. I never knew it was discribed as dissociation.

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