Dissociative children often have secret places in their
minds where they go when over-whelmed… Typically they are zones of
vivid, experiential fantasy without strong reality constraints.
When a dissociative child enters into one of these fantasy states,
observers note that the child has behaviorally ‘shut down’ and assumed
a vacant, trance-like stare. The
child may curl up in a fetal position or rhythmically self-soothe by
rocking, stroking, or bumping. These
kinds of behaviors, which are sometimes misinterpreted as psychotic or
autistic, can often be associated with specific triggers or events in the
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