Friday, July 26, 2013

Latenight Thoughts

It really is the weekend. Some herbal tea and then time for my meditation. Also, welcome to our readers in the Boston area, in the UK, and Australia.

While I don't know why so many people say and do cruel things to trauma survivors that didn't ask to be one, bear in mind that you're telling the truth. That's all that matters. Protect yourself as best you can, because nobody else will give you that reassurance.

Screen the content you deal with as best you can. Regardless of where you live in the world, traumatic stuff is everywhere. The MSM won't do it. Which means you have to take that initiative. Trust me, you won't regret it.


Unknown said...

What does a ptsd blackout/dissociative episode look like? Please I have kids. Do you act normal and how long do they typically last?

soho44 said...

Be careful how you use the word "normal". It's different for different people, based on the underlying causes of your trauma.

Having said that, it feels like you're trying to not lose control over your body. You don't know what's real and what isn't. Lots of triggering stuff can cause this to happen (sights, sounds, colors and more). If you do black out, there are basically four different types. What do all of them have in common?

You don't know where you are.

If you have multiple personalities (which many trauma survivors do), one or more of them might take over. Until you wake up, you have no idea of what they did or said.

You might be driving, black out, and then end up 50 miles beyond where you're supposed to go.

Again, it depends on the person and their trauma history. Hope this helps.