cadydid

176d

How do you handle the numbness that comes with cptsd or the rollercoaster of emotions that come with it?

Complex post traumatic stress disorder

Disturbance of skin sensation

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  • SunInAugust

    176d

    I'm still learning. Sometimes in the winter ill go to the pool and jump in. The shock of cold does something to my nervous system that energies and regulates it.

    • Shain

      176d

      before I end my shower, I turn the water as cold as it can get and stand in it for a bit. Does the same thing and I recommend

      • SunInAugust

        176d

        im going to absolutely start doing this thank you

  • far.Skies

    174d

    I found that the numbness was a defense mechanism, and just like with a physical wound, it takes time to heal. When you're ready to process and move on, things will be different. That was my experience anyway. ❤️

    • Learningtolovelife

      173d

      this exactly this.

    • Derrick707

      173d

      I would say the desire for numbness and the willingness to pursue it is a defense mechanism. Unwanted numbness is more like a wound than a defense.

      • Derrick707

        173d

        The defense for unwanted numbness would be to fixate on the numbness over focusing on something more healthy

  • Learningtolovelife

    173d

    Don’t numb sit in it. It’s the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. I am a pro stuffer. Been doing it my whole life. The boxes will come open sometimes when you don’t want them too. I am now after a year or so if intensive therapy (2 emdr session has to stop because of a back injury) I am now able to hold several emotions at once and honor them. If your not in therapy find a trauma informed therapist. If you can’t afford it. Better help has financial aid to help you get into therapy.

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