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hello my name is hayley and shostakovich is my hero. read my about page for more fun facts
my doctor is useless smh
Dissociating is one of the most common responses to abuse and trauma. It involves feeling numb, detached or unreal and (while it happens to everyone once in a while) is experienced more frequently and severely in survivors. Dissociating people vary widely in symptoms and may experience any or all of the things from the following list.
You may be dissociating if you:
- find yourself staring at one spot, not thinking anything
- feel completely numb
- feel like you’re not really in your body, like you’re watching yourself in a movie.
- feel suddenly lightheaded or dizzy
- lose the plot of the show or conversation you were focused on
- feel as if you’re not quite real, like you’re in a dream
- feel like you’re floating
- suddenly feel like you’re not a part of the world around you
- feel detached and far away from other people, who may seem mechanical or unreal to you
- are very startled when someone/something gets your attention
- completely forget what you were thinking just a moment ago
- suddenly cover your face or react as if you’re about to be hurt for no reason
- can’t remember important information about yourself, like your age or where you live
- find yourself rocking back and forth
- become very focused on a small or trivial object or event
- find that voices, sounds or writing seem far away and you sometimes have trouble understanding them.
- feel as if you’ve just experienced a flashback (perhaps rapidly) but you can’t remember anything about it.
- perceive your body as foreign or not belonging to you
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I have noticed myself do this a lot, to varying degrees (from momentary phase-outs to “oh shit I’m walking down the ring road how did I get here what happened” so if you notice me doing one or more of these, please don’t make a big deal of it, but if it’s okay to ask, just keep an eye out on me? Like, make sure I’m in a safe and comfortable place and not likely to put myself in any danger. If it’s just mild then you can essentially leave me be after making sure I’m not gonna put myself in harms way. If it happens strongly (and trust me you’ll know if it does) then just keep calm and talk in simple sentences to me and if you need to ask me questions do so in such a way that the answers I need to give are simple - just because I have been known to get nervous / anxious if I feel that I can’t answer a question correctly.
PSA on how to react if I start not being me. Thanks for reading all.
emailing lecturers is so hard i just wanna send emojis i really need to send the sunglasses dude
i have no intention of giving up B)
I have no intention of giving up.
you see they are so different the first one really emphasises it the second one just makes me sound like a tragic inspirational speaker