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The Dangerous Behaviour Masterclass 5 – Reading: Violence and Dissociation

Another reading, this time an excellent review of the literature on Violence and Dissociation by Andrew Moskowitz. In the following Masterclasses we will begin to explore how violence, dissociation and and understanding of brain function can come together to highlight effective de-escalation (and ineffective) strategies. Unusually, the full text, originally published in Trauma, Violence & Abuse (a review journal)/ January 2004, is available online at:

http://www.hawaii.edu/hivandaids/Dissociation_and_Violence__A_Review_of_the_Literature.pdfHappy reading!

Iain Bourne

 impact@dangerousbehaviour.com

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The Dangerous Behaviour Masterclass 6 – More on Dissociation

If you are looking to this Masterclass for a quick tricks and fixes, your may be dissappointed. I’m sure I will post up the standard formulas at some point. If I don’t, remind me.

Imagine some-one getting angry. As they get more angry/heated/aroused, their capacity to think, reason and respond become greatly diminished. Yet most people have an internal script which they read from whenever they become angry. What is interesting for us is not only how do we  respond  when the script runs out for us, ,but when it runs out for the aggressor also.

It is that point, when action takes over from reason, both ways, that we need to consider.

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