If a trauma occurs during childhood, child’s integrative ability can be shattered and a dissociative phenomenon can be developed. When traumatic pathogenic noxae are repeated, children may develop a disturbed attachment, mostly disor-ganized. Repeated dissociative phenomenon could be structured in adulthood as dissociative disorder, when additional concurrent risk factors are present. Hypno-sis, can achieve various types and levels of "integration", through the use of Inte-grative Metaphors, as listed and explained by the author. In this article are shown two clinical cases as an example of therapeutic use of the integrative metaphor, in case of dissociation or attachment disorders.
Keywords: Attachment, dissociation, hypnosis, integrative metaphors, integration