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How to remember information about DP with blank mind

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Hi there,

I've spent months researching this condition and have come across so much valuable knowledge, inspiring stories and advice. I've reached several profound insights on my own, insights I perceived be so powerful they would be impossible to forget. However, I've realised this condition overrules all logic. None of the knowledge or insights seem to "stick".
I can make an important decision based on something I've learned - and 5 minutes later I forgot all about it. When I'm in my worse dissociative states, all my previous experiences, knowledge and profound insights are gone. I'm just navigating through the day like a confused zombie. I can have some thoughts, buy they are often fragmented and not much of use.

I've tried writing instructions and advice down in order to remember - but once I'm "down" I can't even remember to go look in my notes. And even if I do, I barely have the tools to comprehend what I've written.

Do you guys have any advice on how to remember?

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Hi Liv, 💯% agree. It's like I lose 75% of my memory and intelligence.

One thing to try is to write out a plan or list of your previous insights and discoveries in a very convenient place e.g. a Google doc or a page in your favorite note taking app (I love

You could also record pre-prepared "crisis instructions" (I call my DP/DR state a crisis, cos... It kind of is!). A list of steps you can follow e.g.

  1. Belly breathe for 5 mins
  2. Perform the 5 senses grounding technique
  3. Perform your favorite visualization
  4. Etc
Then you don't have to struggle to remember once you're in a DP/DR state.

I hope this makes sense and might be of help.

All the best, Pete
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