This is dissociation. The dissociative state may last momentarily or for an extended period of time, storing the traumatic event in what is known as implicit memory. In implicit memory, the event is locked up but can be triggered and re-experienced in the body, emotions, incomplete pictures, smells and sounds.
At Creative Counseling, Inc., Dallas, Texas, we have a specialist trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) to eliminate the effects of trauma. EMDR is a cutting-edge treatment found to be effective at resolving the PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) symptoms in 80% of trauma victims. For more information, go to: www.emdr.com
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