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Maddie6

443d

Any one else use age regression as a coping mechanism?

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    • KittyGreen

      443d

      I do it my therapist said it was a good way to relive the life I didn't get to as a kid

    • EdenYoung

      443d

      Me! It's my FAVOURITE coping mechanism. My partner doesn't really understand it, but it helps me so much to slip into my little space.

    • Mafuyu

      443d

      Yes! I had a great childhood, but my teenage years were awful, so revisiting my good childhood always helps me feel better.

    • archerinnit

      443d

    • italianxpeaches

      443d

      Yes.

    • Semiz

      443d

      I used to but I can't seem to anymore,, I never feel safe enough to

    • AlikeYou33

      443d

      How can it be used as a tool? I’m fascinated by this idea.

      • SomeKindaKid

        443d

        @AlikeYou33 a lot of the time it can be used as a distraction like if you’re upset but you’re Colouring a colouring book or playing simple video games/watching childhood cartoons it distracts you from the stress. This can also help you to calm down so you can think more clearly and not keep panicking and making things worse

    • unicorn

      443d

      I sometimes feel like I’m a tiny child again when I am triggered, but I wouldn’t say that I really regress in those situations. I just wanted to comment, though, because I’ve read a lot of books by psychiatrists and therapists, and I’ve learned they age regression is a common coping mechanism, especially with people who have a history of childhood trauma. When trauma happens during those formative years, you can regress to that stage of development in some ways. I highly recommend books by Bruce Perry. He’s a child psychiatrist, and the material can be heavy because he tells stories from his real clinical experience, but he’s super insightful on trauma and it’s effect on development.

    • zawdii

      443d

      ✋🙌

    • Teddy2004

      443d

      I do. 💕

    • Leot0603

      443d

      I do!

    • Ash_the_gay

      443d

      yup me and my boyfriend both do-📼(ran)

    • KittyGreen

      443d

      I do it my therapist said it was a good way to relive the life I didn't get to as a kid

    • SomeKindaKid

      443d

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