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Savy1063

87d

what does dissociation feel like to you and how do you deal with it and how long does it last for you?

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    • ikigali

      86d

      feels like i have disconnected from my body and my movements aren't mine

    • ikigali

      86d

      feels like i have disconnected from my body and my movements aren't mine

    • Karlie2000

      87d

      It feels like dreaming. Like nothing is quite real, sensations are distant, your emotions are kind of dulled. With the exception of the fact that I had an almost violent repulsion to seeing my reflection in the mirror. I don't know how to explain it... It didn't look like me. I didn't realize how bad it was until it was gone, though. It was like my headphones weren't all the way plugged in, and I wasn't wearing my glasses, and then suddenly the static was gone, the sound was full and rich, and everything was crystal clear. Coming out of a dissociation is something amazing.

    • SillyGooseGoose

      87d

      When I dissociate, I usually feel like nothing is real and like I'm disconnected to my body, but not to the point of an out-of-body experience. Sometimes I experience distortion of limbs, especially my hands, or like my voice isn't mine. Over all of it, I experience mental numbness - dissociation is one of the few times my head stops making noise and my brain becomes an empty chamber.

    • tigershark98

      87d

      It can feel different for different people

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Dissociation can feel like being extremely detached, not in control of one's body, or like being on a different planet. Some people experience it as everything looking unreal and having an altered perception of their surroundings. It can last from mere moments to years for some individuals. To deal with it, some people focus on little things in their surroundings, start psychotherapy and behavioral therapy, journal, or use grounding techniques like holding ice or dunking face or arms in ice water.

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