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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Honestly I find it mostly confusing although I’m glad I’m aware that that’s what is likely happening. It makes me feel like I’m growing...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      I find it helpful to get somewhere “safe” to be alone as soon as I can, usually my car or apartment, where I can do some breathing and...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Well as for emotional responses, I don’t really have any; in those moments (such as the grocery store example) I feel nothing at all...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      I think I had gotten so used to being constantly in a state of hypervigilance that I’m still learning on how it impacts me. Sometimes...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      What would you say is the difference between the way some with and without ptsd experiences hypervigilance? What about c-PTSD?
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      What are examples of vs heightened vs severe levels of hypervigilance and what symptoms might someone experience at each level?
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Please never use the word gentle I find it disgusting
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      a confusing part is that it really feels like the only thing that is sensible to do is to find a way to permanently escape this...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Usually, well… it depends on the trigger and the situation, but in the situation that caused me to ask I just feel myself go into an...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Why does being triggered make things so painfully confusing?
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      I do also apply some self compassion and elements of IFS that I’ve learned as best as I can This approach of mindful awareness and ifs...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      I use a period tracking app that allows me to track many different symptoms, I realised today that I can add my own symptoms to track so...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Thank you! I hope it worked this time I’m wondering how pms or hormone fluctuations due to the menstrual cycle affect trauma symptoms...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Can you resend your last response before this one without the asterisks? And please please stop using them for all future responses
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Asterisks still?? I thought we switched the formatting??
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Thank you! I’ve thought about support groups but I haven’t done well with group therapy in the past, I usually have a more irritable...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Okay actually can we not use the asterisks? It’s really hard to read
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Well… I often felt misunderstood and I was very much isolated in my past. And I need to not feel those ways, I need to feel supported...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      I guess I’m noticing that a lot of my responses or symptoms are more… atypical? Complex? Or they must be, because it seems so hard to...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      I’ve just never heard of someone dissociating or “disconnecting” or “detaching” in their dreams. Usually when I hear people talk about...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      So… disconnected states/experiences are a subcategory of dissociation, and the experiences within the subcategory of disconnection are...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      From what I understand, those all seem to be versions of dissociation - why not just call “disconnected states” dissociation?
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Could you tell me more about disconnected experiences? What are they exactly and how do they affect someone?
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Thank you! About connecting to these fragmented versions of myself, I’d definitely like to connect. The feeling of fragmentation...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      No it’s okay, I was just wondering if those were points that were being logged for reference
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      I have to ask, what’s with the asterisks?
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      I just find it confusing sometimes that it feels like my memories are almost stolen memories of someone else’s life sometimes. That...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      I allow time to sit with it if I’m alone, and actively internally connect with whatever she (my 17-year-old self) is trying to show me...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      when I was very little I remember being in trouble if I expressed anger. I remember somehow learning to hide all feelings, I think I...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      It would be great to be able to rely on a “trusted” person like a therapist and use that relationship to help break down internal...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      I just wish I was able to trust people more. Logically I know that I can, but something else just won’t allow it
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      This makes this makes a lot of sense to me. Honestly, I find it very very difficult to allow openness in interpersonal relationships...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      It definitely makes sense to me, it particularly feels unsafe for me to question if someone is actually “safer” than I’m perceiving them...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      I do have a therapist who’s specialised in trauma and we’re discussing it. How common is it for people who’ve experienced coercive...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Lately I’ve been feeling incredibly fatigued and chilly. I’m not sick, I haven’t changed anything with my diet, I don’t sleep well as...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Can being in any type or a certain type of trauma response cause you to feel colder than normal?
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      They really aren’t that distressing, just annoying and I handle them as best as I can I was just curious because it always seems to talk...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Honestly, no, nothing has tamped down the intense electrical feeling of being startled and usually I cope with it by pausing and...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      When something surprises me (I.e. someone behind me speaks when I didn’t know they were there or a loud sound happens suddenly) I feel...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Self-confrontation sounds like it could be very helpful, I haven’t heard much about that if you have more information? Emotional...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Previously you mentioned Reframing my narrative and Externalising Experiences. Wouldn’t Externalising be less productive for someone...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Why do these experiences “underscore the depth of my trauma history?” How is the guilty voice related to emotional neglect?
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      I’ve recently started creating a timeline with my therapist and trying to piece together the past, it’s been very difficult due to...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      What is memory work and narrative therapy and do you have examples of the two?
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      It feels so much easier to embrace a healing journey that’s temporary vs the new version of permanent existence. What is memory work...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Well I’ve definitely noticed that whether or not I’m “feeling” my emotions, they show up somehow and if ignored for too long can really...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      It’s definitely proven difficult for healing… I remained mostly dissociative for a number of years afterwards and didn’t think most of...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      That makes sense thank you! I’m pretty sure I experienced somewhat intense peritraumatic dissociation for the better part of 4 years...
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      Makes sense to me, I definitely struggle with chronic freeze and possibly trait dissociation… What is peritraumatic dissociation?
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      Ellciott replied to the thread Can’t feel properly.
      The article describing levels of dissociation was talking about peritraumatic dissociation and development of a chronic dissociative...
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