This is a weird one. I have had DP for a long time now, and nothing much really helps the unreality go away. I often feel numb/nothing so am not spontaneous socially and struggle to keep up with what is happening as I am constantly thinking how I SHOULD be behaving to appear 'normal' to others. There are moments of feeling when something is particularly emotional but generally nothing.
When I go to my heart/solar plexus area there is at first nothing to feel. Then all that comes up is fear/anxiety/sadness, just horrible things so I obviously have avoided doing this for some time as we are a capitalist consumerist society that goes towards pleasure and away from pain/discomfort. Which is understandable but true change is something that is painful and uncomfortable as we fail to get things right when we start something new. But from this process we can learn how to do things the right way and succeed and bring pleasure from that pain.
Anyway, has anyone tried staying with those feelings in a 'mindful' way. As in feel them almost as a meditation, although I have started doing it throughout the day as well. The more I stay with it these negative feelings rise and fall, move around and numb away. But sometimes there is a muscular relaxation, and almost a twitching and spasming of things in the abdomen.
Kind of on this topic, I am looking to have a session with a craniosacral therapist. They supposedly activate the parasympathetic nervous system through their technique on the neck. When DP started for me, I fainted and fell back and woke up with permanent DP (after weed). I THEN had a panic attack. I also had neck pain for 3 days after, and ,my GP dismissed this all as nothing despite clearly being acute onset of neurological symptoms after a blow to the head, a HUGE red flag in diagnostic medicine. So, I am also hopeful this will give me some good results