What is dissociation? What does it mean to dissociate?

Dissociation means to disconnect from one’s reality to survive further interpersonal trauma. It means to disconnect from our physical and emotional experience. It is the art of those who have experienced trauma. It’s a spaced out motion encapsulating our deepest negative memories and fears – we access our episodic memory in detail. It is a survival mechanism – our mind and body’s way of saying we have too much stress in our lives. Depersonalisation often coincides with dissociation as we lose control of our behaviour as we try and consolidate our negative experiences. Whether we are aware of it or not our minds as a borderline personality are constantly trying to find the balance to get back to a normal level of functioning and back to the here and now. We value ourselves as who we are in our hearts 💙📝

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