ep 41 Dissociation: Not feeling at home in my body

With April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we are discussing a symptom that many survivors experience: dissociation. As a survivor, it’s common to feel out of alignment with your body but it is possible to find your way back… and that’s the purpose of this episode.

In today’s episode, we’ll explore dissociation, depersonalization, and derealization... focusing primarily on dissociation and depersonalization. You are encouraged to take notes or revisit this episode because you’re going to learn a lot!

DISCLAIMER: Please only use this information as a tool to educate yourself… not to diagnose yourself. If you think you experience dissociation, please contact a mental health professional.

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Episode 41 Affirmation

Be you, love you, all ways, always.
— Alex Elle, affirmation chosen by patreon supporter Elisha-Rio

IN THIS EPISODE

  • Discuss the definitions of dissociation, derealization, and depersonalization.

  • Provide examples of how dissociation may manifest

  • Share a few therapeutic interventions that have been found helpful for people experiencing dissociation.

 

AFFIRMING QUOTES from EP 41

As a survivor, it’s common to feel out of alignment with your body but it is possible to find your way back…
— Davia
Awareness and the ability to name your experience can often be the key to freeing yourself from shame.
— Davia
Dissociation is your body’s way of coping with trauma.
— Davia
You can find your way back to you.
— Davia