My Successful Recovery from Depersonalization

By Swamy G: For More Info, Go Here…

It can be difficult to work your way out of depersonalization and derealization (DP/DR) without proper guidance. When I was going through it several years ago, there was no concrete information available on the internet.

There were a few blogs and maybe one or two forums that were centered around this topic, but that was it. There were a few bits and pieces of really good advice scattered around, but predominantly the information that was contained in these places did not resonate with me. At best, they were just temporary fixes.

So as I learned to work my way out of DP/DR, I decided to make sure that I’d have as much information available to benefit other people who are going through DP/DR. This is one of the intentions behind this website.

So today, I’d like to talk about the various factors and strategies that I used to get myself out of the DP hole. Let’s get on with it.

#1 What We Resist, Persists

The old adage “what we resist, persists” holds true for depersonalization…

#2 You Cannot Escape Discomfort

Moving on, something that goes with acceptance is being ok with discomfort and pain…

#3 Say Hi to Your Demons

Our fears may seem like demons to us. We run and hide from them. But what really helped me was exposure to my triggers. Triggers are anything that sparks fear in you…

#4 Creating an Underlying Safety

As long as you don’t create an underlying sense of safety, you’ll have a hard time practicing all the strategies I discussed above. You have to start believing that ultimately you are safe. I told myself that DP posed no threat to me in the long term. Yes, it was scary, but I started to believe that DP was harmless…

#5 Stop Looking at the Calendar

A hard pill to swallow is that recovery from DP takes time. And we don’t have direct control over how long its duration is going to be. It’s useless to worry about things that are not under our control…

#6 Look Inside

The final strategy was doing some soul searching. I asked myself why I was feeling anxious and what could have been the stressors that could have brought up the DP. I saw my anxiety as a signal that something may be wrong in my life. Something out of balance…

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