Dissociation again

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“The Body Keeps the Score”:

The overwhelming experience is split off and fragmented, so that the emotions, sounds, images, thoughts, and physical sensations related to the trauma take on a life of their own.

The sensory fragments of memory intrude into the present, where they are literally relived.

As long as the trauma is not resolved, the stress hormones that the body secretes to protect itself keep circulating, and the defensive movements and emotional responses keep getting replayed.

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My two cents: Dissociation is the king of all PTSD symptoms, it is where trauma fuels itself and takes over large pieces of time.

Conversely, PTSD has a difficult time functioning in this present moment, when we are focused.

It is simple, not easy, in fact our biggest challenge Childhood abuse brings to our doorstep.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. One thing I’ve noticed lately which seems weird to me, is that when I have vertigo from my vestibular migraines that it makes me feel very disassociated from myself, my body, my surroundings, etc. Maybe it is just the “alice in wonderland” feel of vertigo in the first place that does this, but it is weird.

  2. That’s challenging

    Look at how much abstract input we get from ptsd alone

    I feel like I am another world at times

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