In this session, Dr Pat Ogden investigates dissociation. She explains what dissociation is and why it occurs after trauma. Dr Ogden describes how we may become stuck in our instinctive, defensive responses. When we are stuck in this state, we tend to compartmentalise our trauma so we can get on with our daily life without our defensive responses interfering. Dr Ogden shows us tools and techniques to heal dissociation by helping us build bridges between our traumatised self and our daily life competent self. She provides us with client examples and outlines effective resources that worked for them.