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frog_of_destiny

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does anyone have any coping skills for disassociation that works well for them? A lot of my disassociation stems from sensory issues like loud noises and if a lot of things are happening around me (ie. people talking to me, loud conversations, music playing etc.), and i have the tendency to just draw back into my brain when i get into situations like this. Anxiety also is a main stressor for me as well. It’s getting to be quite an issue at school where i can’t snap out of it in a large classroom and am masking, so cannot stim or wear headphones. Does anyone else deal with this, and if so, what do you do to help? If you have a list, that would be perfect. I’m trying to make a list of coping skills that i can refer to when i get overwhelmed and/or overstimulated.

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    • Starcycle

      464d

      @Starcycle My mother used carnelian and hematite, if you want to try something else too. Just going to a store and holding them both should give an idea on if it'll help you, at least for me.

    • Starcycle

      464d

      Personally, I use carnelian combined with pyrite. That may be tied too much to spirituality, but it works for me. It doesn't always work but it's worth the try.

      • frog_of_destiny

        464d

        @Starcycle yeah, definetly! i normally wear a carnelian bracelet, but i wasn’t aware that pyrite can also help, thank you :]

      • Starcycle

        464d

        @Starcycle My mother used carnelian and hematite, if you want to try something else too. Just going to a store and holding them both should give an idea on if it'll help you, at least for me.

        • frog_of_destiny

          464d

          @Starcycle oh and hematite as well, thank you! i’ll be on the lookout for them :))

    • oliviaaa

      464d

      I struggle witht this alot and completely understand what you described, anxiety & dissociation van be the worst Personally, when i start to get overwhelmed or can feel myself drawing back (which is quite frequent), i 1st just try to relax my body and mind, and try to breathe. But thats for smaller attacks. When it comes to dissociation, i try to identify something relating to all the senses, it grounds me a bit more. But heres a few other things i recommend: 1: try eating if possible, it gives your mind something to focus on and sometimes hunger can mess with your emotions even more 2: this breathing technique i use is counting as long as you need on each breath in and out (ex: you breathe in a say 1 to yourself, breathe out and say 2 etc.) Hope these help, you're not alone, and if you ever need to talk im open 💕

      • frog_of_destiny

        464d

        @oliviaaa thank you, this is really helpful! this actually reminded me to eat today, i have the tendency to forget to eat which may cause it as well. Thank you so much!!!

    • DrexOrDanny

      464d

      Something I'd suggest would be touching your fingers to your thumb. I do that to myself all the time. Or like pressing my thumb to my palm and circling it. It kinda grounds me and helps me breathe with it as well, and it's easy to hide in your pockets or under a desk :)

      • frog_of_destiny

        464d

        @DrexOrDanny thank you so much, this is so helpful, especially at school

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