What is dissociation?
Dissociation happens any time your mind breaks away from your current environment and focuses on something else. Do you ever daydream? That’s dissociation. Have you ever driven somewhere and not remembered how you got there? That’s dissociation. These and other examples happen to everyone and are completely normal. However, there is a higher level of dissociation that sometimes happens after a person has been exposed to trauma. This type of dissociation can cause someone to have a momentary (or longer) break from their own body, thoughts, feelings, memories and experiences. This can be scary, destabilizing, and sometimes make a person feel as if they are going crazy. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms the good news is that you are not crazy. This is called dissociation and often times happens as a response to past or current trauma. At The Care Center I have been helping people with dissociative disorders for over 12 years. If you feel like you might be experiencing some of these symptoms, please call us today to find out if counseling might be a good option for you.