Is it okay to dissociate during exposure therapy? Just started this part of therapy after a while of coping mechanisms and since starting it I frequently partially check out in session. I’m not completely gone, I can still hear but it’s distant/ foggy. He knows I’m doing it and said it’s normal to start but should decrease over time as we repeat the exposure. I had thought you didn’t want to dissociate during exposure, but maybe it’s okay since I’m still there and able to hear. I haven’t had any experiences where I’ve completely left. Would others share personal experiences or knowledge on this subject? Is this typical to start? Does it decrease over time?