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- Most of us experience trance states to some extent.
- These can range from zoning out when someone is yelling at you, to running on adrenaline when you have an accident.
- Trance states are a form of dissociating, which can be beneficial.
- But you don’t want to use it as a form of escape as a replacement to actually living your life.
Psychotherapist Jonathan Marshall tried some relaxing dissociation techniques with me during a video call recently. He told me to think think of myself floating to a place I found comforting. Over 15 minutes or so, he got me to believe my arm was weighed down by a bucket of water, and I couldn’t prise my hands away from each other.
Marshall bridges clinical psychology, coaching, and leadership with his clients, and he specialises in something called “trance states.” A common form of a trance state is when you’ve been driving along and suddenly you realise you’ve been paying no attention to the route you’ve taken.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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