“Coping with Trauma related Dissociation”

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Memory and traumatic memory:
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Generally people are able to recall important events they have experienced in the past. .
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They realize the event has happened to them and that it is not happening now.
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The memory is so to speak, part of their “autobiography.”
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But as you may painfully experience at times, this is not the case with traumatic memories.
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When you, or a dissociative part of you, reexperiences a traumatic memory, you feel as though it (or at least some aspect of it) is happening in the present.
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Traumatic memories may include intense or overwhelming feelings, such as panic, rage, shame, loss, guilt, despair, conflicting beliefs and thoughts; physical sensations such as pain; visual images, sounds, and smells; and also behaviors, such as running away, fighting, freezing, or shutting down.
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Each of these aspects of a traumatic memory can occur simultaneously, in succession, or separately at different times.
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Typically, these reactions are not appropriate to the current situation, or they are far more intense than the situation warrants.
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