How to Resolve PTSD, Childhood Trauma and CPTSD by negating Binding Factors and Reversing Dissociation

Shame, blame, guilt, embarrassment, regret, self-reproach, pride or self-righteousness are always present to some degree when you have gone through and suffered from PTSD, CPTSD or Childhood Trauma. They are the glue which binds the cyclical attachment to trauma.

Those binding factors however are reactions towards the core emotion of fear, anger and sadness, always carrying some elements of judgement within them.

Dissociation in PTSD as a Coping Mechanism through the Assistance of Binding Factors

Binding factors help diffuse the high energy charge of emotional traumatic stress, but simultaneously keep those stress levels active, which often become focal points in themselves.

It is vital to see it from this perspective; that they are the outcome of trauma and part of a dissociation process. This will help take away the importance placed on shame, blame, guilt, self-reproach, etc; which in turn helps to contain it, in order to ask the next question:

What is/are the underlying emotion(s) that give rise to those binding, dissociative factors?

Reversing Dissociation as Treatment for PTSD and Childhood Trauma

Dissociation, by its very nature, expands outwards, leading to more complexity. From the physical emotion into thought, then habits, coping patterns and addiction.

By taking away the importance you place on shame, guilt, blame, self-reproach, pride, regret and embarrassment, through looking at it as a natural response to an unnaturally high, stressful event or period, you dismiss the problem you’re making of it, giving yourself access to the underlying layer of overwhelming emotion(s).

The work then begins the process of containing and working through those emotions, putting them in perspective in relation to the event or period gone through, and slowly starting to release, integrate and process that emotional residue.

Preparing for Transformation – The Trauma Essentials

Did you find this 3 Part email series helpful?

Learn more about PTSD, CPTSD and Childhood Trauma by reading The Trauma Essential eBooks.

Here is what they contain:

  • An Exploration of The Inherent Mechanisms of ANY Trauma:

Learning about the fight, flight, freeze and please responses, and what often makes recovery so hard.

  • How Childhood Trauma and Adversities are Related to Re-enactment and Adult Disease.

Looking at the different layers of trauma that contribute to its complexity and reenactment; and how anger, fear, and sadness are tied into that.

  • How to Make Sense of the Variety of Symptoms Accompanying Post-Trauma.

Getting to know the wide-spread implications of post-trauma on your physical and mental health.

  • And finally, ways to Heal Trauma and Dissociation from an Integrative Body-Mind Approach.

Finding out about the pervasiveness and different aspects of dissociation in trauma and what can be done about it as well as learning steps to regulate, contain and start processing emotional residue.