I've only just started going to therapy/seeing a trauma specialist. It's pretty crazy how much he understands me without me having to say anything - there seem to be a lot of similarities between people that have experienced trauma from totally different causes. I've tried a million things at this point and this is the only thing that seems to be working. I walked in telling him that I was just this super high-strung person that overreacted to everything/needed some strategies to lower my anxiety so I could stop dissociating so often and walked out realizing I was stuck in survival mode all the time due to my traumatic childhood.
And morph, it sounds like you are wayy ahead of where I am in understanding all of this, heh.
"it's just improvements until I'm content with the outcome, I'd like to emulate the people who have good control over dissociaiton"
Ditto! I pretty much told this therapist that I don't expect to walk out fully recovered, I just want to do a little better and decrease my tendency to involuntarily disassociate when things get overwhelming. Hope you are able to reach a place where you feel at peace with your progress.
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