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post #39 of (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 04:03 AM
SparklingWater
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Immensely uncomfortable. My go to coping mech has been freeze/ shut down/ dissociation or complete avoidance/ disengagement from life. Very hard for me to be in reality, feel and acknowledge my feelings abt reality w/o shutting down, then act in my best interest anyway. But that's the work. The horrible, ****ty, damn near impossible work.

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Know your ACE (adverse childhood experiences) score?
Sometimes, SA is a symptom of significant developmental, attachment or interpersonal trauma (emotional neglect counts). If you're still stuck after you've tried SA treatments such as CBT and exposure, research C-PTSD and see if it resonates. Here's an awesome resource. Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving
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