Sunday, February 21, 2010

At Times There's More Awareness

Just got back from a free Apple seminar. We'll hold off on maybe getting a lap or desktop for now. But we're trying to be more flexible in PC and Mac formats. Gotta protect yourself.

Speaking of protection, we're at home right now and really focusing on deep breathing and boundaries. Dissociating and other symptoms still happen (usually at the worst times). Which then means more editing of everything.

Adrenalin surges are tough to handle. Try driving with no place to pull over and suddenly you can't feel a foot. Part of your leg is numb. You have to focus and push back hard to get your balance back (and not have an accident all at once). Does this happen to you? How do you deal with it?

In a crowded place, you feel like you're getting assaulted with stimulus. How do you manage it and get thru the day? You try not to snap and scream. But you feel like you're this close to blacking out. How do you stay grounded?

You already know this. But we'll mention it again. Trauma has to come out (hopefully in a non-threatening way). Have your ever literally blacked out because of it? Your system has so much stress that you black out. Then, when you come to you have no idea of what happened, where you are. Nothing at all.

It's been a while since that's happened to us. Yet, what choice do you have other to fight back? Nothing else has helped us.

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