Trauma & Dissociation Work


Many things can leave us feeling traumatised and dissociated.  It may be something which seems obvious such as being in an accident or being attacked as well as mental, emotional, sexual and spiritual abuse to witnessing an event you found terrifying.  It may be something you remember or something you don't, however your body may be reacting by producing a range of seemingly unrelated and perhaps confusing ways.

Over the last few years I have turned my focus particularly to working with trauma and dissociation, working with both traumatised children and adults.  Looking at traumatic material can feel extremely daunting, however together we can monitor and gradually work to release you from the impact of the trauma so that you can respond to the world as it is, rather than continuing to respond to an event that has already happened and that you have survived already.

The body and mind respond to trauma in a broad variety of ways.  Trauma survivors often have symptoms rather than memories.  The body may respond to a trigger which on the surface is not associated with the original trauma but which may have become unconsciously associated so that you find yourself constantly being activated into a fight, flight or freeze response in your daily life, when in fact no threat is present.  You may find yourself suddenly feeling as if you are back in the event or alternatively feeling numb and almost absent from your life.  These are normal symptoms of trauma and dissociation and the good news is that they can be worked through.  I work with all levels of dissociation from simple 'forgetting' through to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), borderline diagnosis and various dissociative disorders including dissociative identity disorder. 

The good news is that you don't have to continue to live that way!

Taking the first step can be the hardest.  To talk in confidence with no obligation please give me a call.  I look forward to talking to you!

Jane Blackhurst

Tel: 07814  622 662