Dissociative disorders

Dissociative disorders are mental disorders that involve experiencing a disconnection and lack of continuity between thoughts, memories, surroundings, actions and identity. People with dissociative disorders escape reality in ways that are involuntary and unhealthy and cause problems with functioning in everyday life. Dissociative disorders usually develop as a reaction to trauma and help keep difficult […]

No Independent Reality

No Independent Reality

One of the weirdest theoretical implications of quantum mechanics is that different observers can give different—though equally valid—accounts of the same sequence of events. As highlighted by physicist Carlo Rovelli in his relational quantum mechanics (RQM), this means that there should be no absolute, observer-independent physical quantities. All physical quantities—the whole physical universe—must be relative […]

Welcome

Welcome

The following are posts from members of an online therapy group which consists of six characters …. Two of these characters are avatars created by my private patients, while the other four are avatars made up of “bits and pieces” from patients I have worked with in the past. I have asked each character to […]