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Question I seem to have left my body...

(Hope you don't mind that I also posted this in the depression section...I don't always know the best thread to choose)

Hello PC friends,

recently I experienced something traumatic. I am not comfortable sharing the details publicly. This experience involved a great deal of loss, fear, violation of privacy, and stress. For a while, I felt numb or entirely empty. Now I have this odd feeling that I am not living within my body. I realize how strange that sounds. It is not easy to convey. Best I can explain is that my mind or spirit or soul (whatever you call that which propels us from one day or moment to the next) has left my body. It's there somewhere. Watching what happens from a short distance. It's bizarre and disconcerting...more than that...the feeling frightens me...like my own Self has walked away from me. What's my point? If you have an e-hug or a supportive thought to share, I would welcome that. I feel scared and very much alone. I reached out to two non-PC friends who really let me down in this crisis. My family is far, far away.

Thank you for reading. I send all of you peace and positive energy.

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I'm sorry for what you are going through. I've had that feeling before and it is indeed disconcerting and frightening. I really don't have much in the way of advice just wanted you to know you aren't alone and if you are like me it will pass. It just might take some time.
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I've felt like that too, and kind of have for several months now. Sometimes I don't even know if I control my own body any more.
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I've felt like that too, and kind of have for several months now. Sometimes I don't even know if I control my own body any more.

How do you deal with it? Just ride it out?
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I'm sorry for what you are going through. I've had that feeling before and it is indeed disconcerting and frightening. I really don't have much in the way of advice just wanted you to know you aren't alone and if you are like me it will pass. It just might take some time.
Thank you for reading and taking the time to write. That helps me. I wish you well
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((HL)), sorry you are experiencing this, sounds like whatever you experienced left you feeling shock/freeze and it's going to take you time to realize first "yes that actually did happen" and then begin to process whatever it is. You do not have to react when something happens like this, it's ok to step back and slowly come to a point where you can begin to process whatever it is.
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That sounds like excellent advice to me. To do that would put you in control a little more.
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I don't have any advice, but I'm sorry you are feeling this way.
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How do you deal with it? Just ride it out?
I don't directly deal with it at all. I do things that make me aware I am in control, primarily yoga, but other exercises and classes that I enjoy too, and it seems like life is more real and less surreal for at least a while each time. I skipped exercise today and don't feel ok at all, but I'm having to hide it from those around me because I know they won't understand it. If they asked, I'd say, but I'm not volunteering. I did cook, and that was odd, but the results were good
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I don't directly deal with it at all. I do things that make me aware I am in control, primarily yoga, but other exercises and classes that I enjoy too, and it seems like life is more real and less surreal for at least a while each time. I skipped exercise today and don't feel ok at all, but I'm having to hide it from those around me because I know they won't understand it. If they asked, I'd say, but I'm not volunteering. I did cook, and that was odd, but the results were good
Thank you for sharing your truth. I am sorry you are going through that but your strategies sound wise. I can relate to not feeling free to share with others...one of the major reasons I joined PC. Take good care of yourself, SorryShaped!
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