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Distant

I’ve had myself convinced that things aren’t that bad and everything is okay for so long, and it’s catching up with me. I’m grateful, don’t get me wrong, my life could certainly be worse. It’s just not there. That feeling that tells you you’re alive and part of this world, it’s not there. I’ve been stuck in my head a lot lately and I know I need to let myself live, yet at the same time having so much buried trauma means I can’t really live unless I know exactly who I am. Finding out the truth is taking everything because truth IS everything. Tomorrow is another day, I’ll know what truth it brings when it gets here. In the meantime I’m watching a fire go out and hoping to sleep. #distant #Dissociation #GroundingTechniques #PTSD #CPTSD #SexualTrauma

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Does anyone know any toys or objects that I can get to help me ground myself when I’m having flashbacks #PTSD

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The blessing and the curse of cat butt

This morning my kitten Alma was trying to wake me up by putting his bum in my face. It suddenly reminded me of the grounding techniques for dealing with dissociation; observing, touching, hearing, tasting, and smelling the things that are in your surroundings. I thought I am cursed to smell the kitty's butt to come back to reality. Sometimes the most devastating experiences are funny too:)
#BPD #Dissociation #GroundingTechniques

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Grounding techniques

<p>Grounding techniques</p>
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Grounding Techniques

My counselor has been teaching me grounding Techniques. I've learned the 1,2,3,4,5 senses one, catagories, and plain old dousing your face with water. Any other techniques that work for you guys? #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #GroundingTechniques

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What’s your favorite breathing exercise to ground yourself? #52SmallThings

<p>What’s your favorite breathing exercise to ground yourself? <a class="tm-topic-link mighty-topic" title="#52SmallThings: A Weekly Self-Care Challenge" href="/topic/52-small-things/" data-id="5c01a326d148bc9a5d4aefd9" data-name="#52SmallThings: A Weekly Self-Care Challenge" aria-label="hashtag #52SmallThings: A Weekly Self-Care Challenge">#52SmallThings</a> </p>
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Standing barefoot in the grass will ground you🙏

<p>Standing barefoot in the grass will ground you🙏</p>
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I'm having a bad mental health day and that's okay

#PanicAttacks are a bitch. Whats worse is not knowing what triggered them or how to make it stop. So, i #Breathe . I try #GroundingTechniques . When all else fails, i #eatsomething because i forgot to do that today. My chest is tight and my hands tremble as i try to bring the fork full of microwave dinner to my uncertain lips hat wonder if this is just #Anxiety or if this is my #Epilepsy warning me about something to come. Only time will tell, but for now, i breathe. In and out. As slowly as i can while trying to move the elephant on my chest slightly, but not so fast i break.

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