Our way of coping with overwhelming stress or trauma is to dissociate.

This helps us survive exposure to extreme situations. Afterwards we experience such moments as 'holes' in our awareness – represented by holes in the doughnuts. Learn More

About George

Dr George Halasz is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University, located at the Department of Psychological Medicine at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, and in private psychiatry practice.

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The idea of the 'exiled self' refers to the legacy of overwhelming stress and trauma where survival instincts - fight, flight, freeze and faint - persists to dominate daily life even beyond the threat resulting in degrees of personal 'disconnect' from ordinary reality and a persistent sense of un-safety.

Recent Posts

EMPATHINK Conference, Melbourne, March 2018

EMPATHINK Conference, Melbourne, March 2018

Why am I sharing my reflections from the recent EMPATHINK conference in Melbourne? I wrote my refections immediately after attending a recent professional conference to highlight the fact that if we are exposed to the stresses of trying to counsel, treat, offer therapy or any form of support to people who have had stressful, painful […]

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Triple R: Lullabies  and Review The Allan Schore Reader

Triple R: Lullabies and Review The Allan Schore Reader

RRR Lullybye 18 Feb 2018 802_0165   The Allan Schore Reader, edited by Eva Rass, Routledge, 2018, provides a wonderful introduction to Allan’s pioneering work. Included themes: relational trauma, reparative moments and many other contributions relevant to contemporary trauma informed care and therapy. From theory to practice Are you confounded by the current ways of […]

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