It's a real struggle today to not dissociate. Flashbacks, lucid dreams and feelings of abandonment continue to happen. You can't save everyone from all of the evil people in the world. But also, how do you continue to protect yourself?
You don't want to dissociate and vanish. You try to ground yourself, and barely hold on so you don't black out. Now, do that about 100 times a day.
What else can we do? Just bear in mind that we're not "weird" in any way. This is a normal survival mechanism to deal with trauma.
Now, how do you keep your energy level up without lapsing and going back to sugar and junk food?