more Dissociation:

There are many different symptoms of depersonalization, but in every case it seems to be a way of avoidance or attempting to regulate overwhelming feelings or experiences. Depersonalization symptoms may be temporary or chronic.
Parts of the personality that hold traumatizing experiences:
Younger parts
Most people with a dissociative disorder who experienced childhood trauma will have parts of personality that experience themselves as younger than the persons actual age: adolescents , child parts of primary school, or even toddler and infant parts. It is as though these parts are stuck in various developmental time periods of the past. They often hold trauma memories, distressing, painful emotions or sensations, but sometimes also have positive memories. They typically are unresolved feelings of longing, loneliness, dependency, and need for comfort
C-PTSD will have a bunch of younger parts from childhood that are stuck. My relationship with anger was always difficult, scary for me.

4 responses to this post.

  1. I relate to this a lot, Marty. Since I am not yet physically safe on a semi-permanent Let alone permanent) basis I hesitate to begin a breathing practice, *yet*, that could trigger my parts. Moving around from place to place isn’t conducive to that, for me. That’s why right now just reading about the breathing practice I am going to take up is best for all of me at my current state of non-integration.

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