Often times in order to cope with overwhelming experiences, people learn to cope through dissociation.

Often those with complex trauma have learned to use dissociation as a way to cope and survive. If the trauma is now over, many times individuals need to learn grounding skills and how to live in the present.

 Symptoms can include the following:

 Being Zoned Out

 Not being able to remember important parts of conversations          

Black outs, not attributable to excessive drinking or drug use

Forgetting/Losing large chunks of time

Feeling like you’re going through the motions


Not recognizing yourself 

Rapid mood shifts