In this episode, I talk about mild dissociation, how to differentiate it from relaxation, and why that makes a difference to sleep.

I describe what mild dissociation is, why it happens, what the experience of it is, how we can tell if a baby or child is mildly dissociated, and how it affects sleep. I also share about the innate relaxation response and how supporting babies and children with this helps them feel more relaxed, and how their sleep is then different as a result.

If you want to find out more about Aware Parenting, I invite you to come to my website at

If you want to understand more about the fight/flight/freeze response in relation to Aware Parenting, I recommend reading Aletha Solter's book Healing Your Traumatised Child.

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