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24 March 2016 - 09:46 PM

Things to consider

04 February 2016 - 01:31 PM

This post is intended to be read as a self-help inquiry. I'm just going to write out some things that have helped me, and things I've read that have helped other people.


First off, if you're an anxious person, I recommend to avoid the following:

  • Weed
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Other recreational drugs

All of these have been known to trigger DP, or make it worse.



What was the trigger of your DP?

  • Anxiety / OCD / Depression
  • Panic Attacks
  • Stress (break-up, death of a loved one, work pressure, health, etc.)
  • Trauma (abusive relationship, rape, assault, car accident, witnessing a death or someone being severely hurt, etc.)
  • Existential / Philosophical Thinking (getting sucked into a world of anxiety-provoking thoughts that distorts reality)
  • Heavy Drug Use (or weed)
  • Other

Recommendations based on trigger


If your DP came after a traumatic event (panic attack, physical / mental / emotional abuse, accidents etc.)  I recommend seeing a therapist for EMDR.

EMDR: http://pamsweeneymft...INE SHAPIRO.pdf (This just explains the process)
Another exercise you can try by yourself, are some trauma releasing exercises (TRE). These have been helpful for some. They are intended to be done a few times or more a week.
TREhttp://www.4shared.c...ma_Releasi.htmlhttp://www.4shared.c...ma_Releasi.html (The exercises start at the 25 minute mark. Though if it's your first time, I recommend watching the whole thing to understand it)


If your DP came after long-term Anxiety, Stress, OCD, or Existential Thinking I recommend CBT and ERP, as well as mindfulness and meditation.




If you don't know the cause of your DP, I still recommend meditation and mindfulness as an attempt to further understand yourself. Also, I recommend that you talk to a therapist who knows about dissociation disorders to help you discover why you dissociated.


If you have brain fog associated with DP, I recommend reading this article:



Some relaxing ambient sound:


If you have any questions or things you'd like to add, just add it below.

How many have tried?

26 November 2015 - 12:34 PM


Who has tried meditation consistently for ~8 weeks or more? What results did you have?