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Solomon Orlando's Blog > Grounding Techniques - Why Grounding Can Help.

Posted Wendy on 14 November 2013 - 11:08 PM

Grounding Techniques - Mental, Physical and Soothing.

What is grounding?

Grounding is a set of strategies to detach from the emotional pain inside, such as anger or sadness, and instead channeling it into focusing on the external world - rather than inward towards yourself. During...

Riah's Blog > The Big List Of Symptoms

Posted Riah on 28 May 2014 - 06:38 PM

Depersonalization can give you many symptoms, and a lot of people mistake them for schizophrenia or other psychotic illnesses. Here's a little break-down of the symptom categories and list of symptoms for each that I have compiled through some research from psychiatric articles and personal experience, so if you...

meccalexus48's Blog > It's a rescue mission...

Posted meccalexus48 on 25 March 2014 - 06:09 PM

That's god damn right.

That's what this search is. That's why you work so hard at it. That's why you're here.

I'm not speaking in analogies. I mean exactly that...less the camouflage garb, the 100 round mag glock and night vision, a rescue mission all the same.

The question is: "who" are trying to save?

The DP'ers says "I just wanna feel like...

Solomon Orlando's Blog > Are You A Perfectionist? (Understanding Perfectionism)

Posted Wendy on 27 November 2013 - 02:20 AM

Understanding Perfectionism.

More times than not, users here talk a lot about perfectionism and what it is to be a perfectionist. In dissociation's case, it seems that perfectionism can actually hinder progress in recovery due to the perfectionist's "Go Big or Go Home" outlook. I think it's...

Solomon Orlando's Blog > Ultimate Guide to Schizophrenia - Why You Don't Have It.

Posted Wendy on 18 November 2013 - 12:49 PM

The Ultimate Guide to Schizophrenia - Understanding it, Knowing it, and Realizing that You Don't Have It.

More times than not, I'm greeted with this familiar phrase trickling it's way into the site: "I fear that I have Schizophrenia," followed with a discussion of scared individuals trying to work their brains around the...

Stephanie's Blog > "I"

Posted outsideobserver on 27 May 2014 - 02:24 PM

I’m looking at plastic hands through eyes I don’t own. They aren’t anybody else’s but they’re not mine. What is mine? What is “myself”? What am I? What is “I”? What is “am”? What does it mean to “be”? How do you “be”? The only way I know how to describe the way I feel is through the most cliché...

Solomon Orlando's Blog > Emotional and Psychological Trauma.

Posted Wendy on 15 November 2013 - 09:05 PM

Emotional and Psychological Trauma.

The word "trauma" gets thrown around on this site a lot and I want to make more mention of what trauma actually is; I want to give more insight as to why we have trauma, what we can do to cope and, in some cases, how we can even find that we have been through...

My feelings and thoughts. > Hazy past

Posted sadpenguin on 15 October 2015 - 06:38 AM

I wish i could remember things properly. I got to a point where i forgot my own aunties name, and my boyfriends birthday. I miss being able to feel present, like feeling my feet actually on the ground, or reaching out to grab something and actually feel like its me doing it. I dont feel sad, but I currently don't feel anything. Im numb. But logically, i...

seafoamneon's Blog > When I was young I remember being in gifted and talented classes, with huge feelings of...

Posted seafoamneon on 09 November 2014 - 08:32 AM

It's so funny, back then I didn't realize how shitty I was feeling, in only the third grade. My family used to always say how "smart" I was, especially my dad started calling me 'professor'. It made me over conscious of the decisions I made. I couldn't make bad decisions after people was calling me smart so often!

Not to mention, there were times I did...

Riah's Blog > You Will Not "Recover"

Posted Riah on 05 September 2014 - 09:51 PM

You Will Not Recover.

You Will Heal, over a long period of time. And you will relapse.

A lot of people have a few symptom free days and assume that they have recovered, or are in 'recovery'.

Then those same people have a bad depersonalized day and think their whole brain is malfunctioning, that they're getting worse, going schizophrenic,...

meccalexus48's Blog > Tisk, Tisk Shame on you for being you...

Posted meccalexus48 on 24 March 2014 - 07:48 AM

DP is ugly business.

Yea, I know-this feeling we have is “horrible." That’s not what I’m talking about.

Once you get past the fact that you’re not bat shit crazy or dying you realize that this thing that’s happened to you has happened as a means to defend from you FROM you. Only then do you become aware that you’re in the thick of a civil war...

*Dreamer*'s Blog > History of DP/DR and this Board - And this is not just a teen disorder

Posted *Dreamer* on 03 March 2014 - 11:59 AM

This board was first constructed in 1997 by Andy C. in London. I believe he was in his mid-twenties. A group of guys, his age and older, followed Mauricio Sierra from the IoP, and subsequently helped develop the IoP Dissociative Disorders website.

Involved were:
Andy C. - England
Ramon - The Netherlands
Alex H. - Australia
Cavan C. -...

The Will to Meaning > A Strong Sense of Personal Narrative or Sense of Self

Posted themaxx10 on 27 December 2013 - 04:59 PM

Harrington talks about feeling a strong sense of personal narrative. In my personal work I've encountered and worked through many things, memories, my shames, my guilts, my confusions, reconsidered the role of my parents in my life, and reconsidered my entire life altogether.

But one thing I've always lacked, and still seem to lack, is a strong sense of...

Solomon Orlando's Blog > Vision Problems - How Anxiety Can Affect Your Eyes.

Posted Wendy on 13 December 2013 - 04:45 PM

Vision Problems and How Anxiety can Affect Your Eyes

Various threads state that one of the symptoms of Derealization and Depersonalization are visual problems; such as "visual snow", blurry vision or things just not coming into focus how you want. While these things can sometimes be legitimate eye issues, most of...

Solomon Orlando's Blog > How to Deal with an Existential Crisis.

Posted Wendy on 05 November 2013 - 08:32 AM

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Existentialism is something that I see peer along this site, as well as Solipsism, and some people seem to be experiencing something called an "Existential Crisis". An Existential Crisis is when a particular individual begins to question his or her life...

Solomon Orlando's Blog > Solipsism Sucks

Posted Wendy on 29 September 2013 - 11:07 PM

This blog post is for people suffering from the thoughts of Solipsism. Please be wary that this entire blog post is littered with triggers and uncomfortable information. Everything I talk about will be disproven, but please understand that this blog post is filled with things that could make you or others anxious. Thank you. First, before we...

nikki6788's Blog > Always Nobody

Posted nikki6788 on 05 May 2013 - 09:07 PM

i'm nothing to this world
nothing to this place
just a waste of time
just a waste of space
i'm an accident anyway
and not supposed to be
my parents got married
just because of me
all the time they fight
and it's always about money
every things too serious
nothing's ever funny
when things are going good
it's always just pretend
i'm alone in this...

Chazhe Blog > Move!

Posted chazhe on 28 April 2013 - 02:05 PM

It took me while to accept this, but moving is really important. You have to stay active and move, as much as you can. You don't have to push yourself too much or run and lift weights. Just walking, moving your hands, slowly dancing, simple activities like this, are important to get you going, no matter how bad you feel. It can be the hardest thing in the...

meccalexus48's Blog > This Feeling was brought to you by the letter "S"

Posted meccalexus48 on 15 December 2015 - 02:26 PM

I'm going to share with you something that I've just recently learned. And for those of us that are past the quick fixes but not quite ready to accept or even comprehend the complexity of the defensive mechanism we've learned to use (i.e. Depersonalization) this little piece of information might help to change your perception about what has happened to...