Trauma and Dissociation

Dissociation manifests to prevent trauma (Ozturk et al, 2021). Blogging is a form of healthy dissociation, meditation is a form of healthy dissociation, listening to music, gardening, dancing, they are all healthy. However, sometimes dissociation can take a very scary path. Some people talk to me about the different levels of detachment they felt from their personality. They were in a state of daze and took no ownership of their actions. They were all alone when an episode changed their sense of perception, increased palpitations, made their legs tremble at a crowded supermarket or prevented them from leaving their beds. People who use drugs such as psychedelics can relate. Dissociation has both positive and negative aspects.

Memory loss and memory gain are both significant aspects of dissociation. These are called amnesia and hypermnesia respectively. Derealisation makes people feel their surroundings are not real. They induce themselves in a movie-like state of mind. Their locus of control may be outside their bodies. In Depersonalisation, there is a significant detachment from the self. These strongly interact with Identity Confusion and Identity Alteration. All of these interact and could come out through a sense of Conversion or neurologic change and paralysis.

Detachment as we know is not always bad. Disconnecting yourself from your phone for a couple of hours is a great example of that. Dissociating from the world around to work on yourself is another milestone. In case you find yourself dissociating to a point where it’s unhealthy, use grounding techniques. These may be chanting a mantra, dipping your hands in water, walking barefoot on the grass or listing the colours in your room. Your aim is to try to bring you back and in touch with reality. One of the mantras I highly recommend is “Ruh πŸ–€, Lah πŸ’“, Vah 🧑, Rah πŸ’›, Yah πŸ’š, Hah πŸ’Ž, Aah πŸ’™, Ang πŸ’œ, Ohm 🀍, Ang πŸ’œ, Aah πŸ’™, Hah πŸ’Ž, Yah πŸ’š, Rah πŸ’›, Vah 🧑, Lah πŸ’“, Ruh πŸ–€” Repeat it for 11 minutes everyday. Evaluate after 3 months. You can match each sound with a short breath in and a short breath out. The emojis represent the colours of 7+2 chakras.

That being said, all of us dissociate. At some point of time we have all made an attempt to stop trauma and pain from getting to the best of us. This could be related to issues such as feeling unacknowledged to losing your cool or your energy after a fight. It could also result in feeling blocked, decreased efficiency or disinterest. Your body remembers the tension even if your defense mechanisms make you forget. Grounding and meditation are the best ways out there to calm your mind and relieve your body from tension as well as to prevent trauma. They also tap into the alpha brainwaves to make your mind relax and unknot you.

Waking Chakras to Unblock and Relieve Tension

Breath in, Ruh πŸ–€ I call to my soul to <<state reason>>.

Breath out, Lah πŸ’“ I connect to my root.

Breath in, Vah 🧑 I regulate my sacral points.

Breath out, Rah πŸ’› I receive and emit energy to and from my solar plexus.

Breath in, Yah πŸ’š I expand my heart.

Breath out, Hah πŸ’Ž I vibrate my sound in my throat.

Breath in, Aah πŸ’™ I let my soul access my vision to see through my third eye.

Breath out, Ang πŸ’œ I leap to my crown collectively.

Breath in, Ohm 🀍 I sync my chakras and my senses to my being.

Breath out, Ang πŸ’œ I leap to my crown collectively.

Breath in, Aah πŸ’™ I let my soul access to my vision to see through my third eye.

Breath out, Hah πŸ’Ž I vibrate my sound in my throat.

Breath in, Yah πŸ’š I expand my heart.

Breath out, Rah πŸ’› I receive and emit energy to and from my solar plexus.

Breath in, Vah 🧑 I regulate my sacral points.

Breath out, Lah πŸ’“ I connect to my root.

Breath in, Ruh πŸ–€ I call to my soul to <<state reason>>.

Unblock yourself and get back to work/school at your own pace because the world is constantly adapting and changing. We are all being reborn, slowly.

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