Coping with Triggers
by carol Giambalvo
- Dissociation — a sudden, temporary alteration in the normally integrative functions of consciousness, identity, or motor behavior.
- Depersonalization — one's sense of one's own identity and reality is temporarily lost — "who am l?"
- Derealization — a sense of the reality of the external world is lost — "where am I?" "Is this real?"
- divert your attention elsewhere (exercise, scrub the floor, etc.)
- suppress — you don't have to talk about it or analyze it
- minimize — say to yourself "I'm not going crazy. I'm just a little anxious right now. It will pass"