Coping with Triggers

Carol Giambalvo, Joseph Kelly Dissociation is a disturbance in the normally integrative functions of identity, memory, or consciousness. It is also known as a trance state. It is a very normal defense mechanism. You’ve all probably heard of how a child being abused—or persons in the midst of traumatic experiences—dissociate. Those are natural occurrences to ...

Understanding and Coping with Triggers

Carol Giambalvo; Joseph Kelly    Dissociation is a disturbance in the normally integrative functions of identity, memory, or consciousness. It is also known as a trance state. It is a very normal defense mechanism. You’ve all probably heard of how a child being abused—or persons in the midst of traumatic experiences—dissociate. Those are natural occurrences to an ...

Essay: Coping With Trance States

Patrick Ryan Cult Observer, Volume 10, No. 3, 1993 The following, which first appeared in the Summer 1992 issue of TM EX NEWS, was written by former followers of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. TM-EX is a nonprofit, educational and research organization. Trance states, derealization, dissociation, spaceyness. What are they? What strategies ...