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xoJennyPennyxo

799d

How do you deal with traumatic flashbacks?

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    • KayGirlGo

      799d

      I try to use mindfulness that it's not real. DBT skills are great but I understand that when it's there it seems more than real. I've gotten to the point with therapy that instead of it seeming like it's happening again, it is more like a disassociative movie scene playing in my head. If I'm in Public ill remove myself to the best of my ability so I can ground myself before the outward physical symptoms start. Sometimes there is forewarning and sometimes there isn't.

    • DancingZebra

      799d

      I got noise cancelling headphones and played emdr self administered audio tones and allow the flashbacks to play through while listening. Then I listen to binaural beats for higher vibrations for a few min after. It sounds woo-woo but it’s what works for me

    • radiantreeves

      799d

      it is super hard to deal with flashbacks. grounding myself and reassuring myself that i am safe really helps. i definitely use mindless distractions like video games and youtube/netflix. meditation also really helps me personally

    • jb13087

      799d

      Its hard but it sometimes gets easier

    • jb13087

      799d

      We usually just think more on things that keep us here and make us happy

    • KayGirlGo

      799d

      I try to use mindfulness that it's not real. DBT skills are great but I understand that when it's there it seems more than real. I've gotten to the point with therapy that instead of it seeming like it's happening again, it is more like a disassociative movie scene playing in my head. If I'm in Public ill remove myself to the best of my ability so I can ground myself before the outward physical symptoms start. Sometimes there is forewarning and sometimes there isn't.

    • NonbinarySlytherin

      799d

      I cry. I feed myself comfort food and do something to help ease me out.

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