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so I’ve been feeling way better than I felt when I first got derealized, which was like a month ago. I felt like an alien to this world, everything scared me, I felt like I was in an alternate universe. now I feel better and grounded. the only thing that’s bothering me is that It feel like my mind is telling not to forget about the whole “alternative universe” feeling. I don’t know if it’s because I want to be prepared in case it happens again, or if it’s because it’s something I discovered and is now apart of me. Because when I get derealized I feel like I forget every coping mechanism I’ve ever learned. It’s like my mind was wiped out in order to cope with the “trama”/anxiety. can anyone relate?
 

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Yes, it's like the mind is reluctant to let go of it entirely in case you might really be in danger and it won't take any chances with your safety.

When we can't just dismiss it or distract ourselves, I've found it really helpful to actively correct irrational thoughts and fears, and you can use reasoning, or be blunt about it. So if you have a crazy thought or fear, you might say, "that has never actually happened, and never will. It's fiction, and just my imagination," or simply, "that's bullshit!"

Like all these things it takes repetition, but if you are telling yourself something which is objectively true, it carries weight.
 

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Yes, it's like the mind is reluctant to let go of it entirely in case you might really be in danger and it won't take any chances with your safety.

When we can't just dismiss it or distract ourselves, I've found it really helpful to actively correct irrational thoughts and fears, and you can use reasoning, or be blunt about it. So if you have a crazy thought or fear, you might say, "that has never actually happened, and never will. It's fiction, and just my imagination," or simply, "that's bullshit!"

Like all these things it takes repetition, but if you are telling yourself something which is objectively true, it carries weight.
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