The bibliotherapy of dissociative states

Vol. 24 Iss. 2 pp. 714 | St. Petersburg State Institute of Psychology and Social Work | ISSN: 1993-8101


The article describes the lesser known, shallow dissociations, that do not attain the level of dissociative disorder and are found in many healthy people. Authors give characteristics to the dissociation mechanism, inherent in human nature, based on the existence of conscious and unconscious parts of the mind and the various options involving relations between the substructures with the ability to dynamically display the predominance of the activity of one or more other parts. It is concluded that the cause of such states is not only organic brain damage, but the subliminal "fixed" ideas that lead to the emergence of "successive existences", capable for some time to live an independent life. These ideas are the result of postponed past trauma. It is argued that in such cases we are talking about post-traumatic cognitive irrational attitudes and beliefs. This article describes the dissociative state, developing in mental health without regard to the mental trauma. An example of bibliotherapy of dissociative states is given. A possibility of therapeutic story for the correction of internal conflict and the analysis of the relationship in the dyad aredemonstrated.


dissociative states, bibliotherapy, story, internal conflict


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