Dissociation Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Dissociation Worksheet?

Dissociation in psychology is a state where an individual involuntarily completely loses sense of self and becomes entirely detached from all that is around them. Individuals who have suffered trauma can have periods of dissociation as an avoidance coping strategy against the painful thoughts and emotions. It can significantly impact their day to day functioning. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet can help family or friends recognize the signs of dissociation in their loved ones. It will also help guide them about the grounding technique which can help bring them back to their senses whenever they have an episode of dissociation. This infosheet can be provided to caregivers as part of crisis management. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used along with others as part of a crisis management plan for clients who have a history of dissociation. Instruct the caregiver to always be aware of the signs and symptoms that indicate dissociation, follow the grounding technique as soon as possible and then follow with other cognitive strategies before contacting the concerned therapist. 

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