Dissociation, however you say it
Dissociation (however you actually say it) is a coping mechanism that is often associated with past trauma experiences or intense emotional experiences. It feels different to everyone but is often described as “feeling outside myself” “feeling numb” “losing pieces of time” “fuzziness” or “running on autopilot”. While it’s normally associated with a way to deal with negative experiences Laurie shares that since treatment she seems to dissociate more when in intensely happy situations like getting engaged or seeing Eminem in concert.
Grounding techniques to "come back" from dissociation are also discussed.
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