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horsegirl

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« on: May 08, 2015, 06:17:32 PM »
Hi,

I joined this forum because I need to talk to others about emotional flashbacks. My therapist describes my childhood trauma as "severe," and I still have horrific emotional flashbacks at times that leave me barely functional. Depending on the trigger, they can last for a couple of days. During these flashbacks, I feel so attacked, it seems like death is the only escape. I'm wondering if others have this experience as well.


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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2015, 08:39:17 PM »
I do have similar experiences. It sucks to feel so helpless against an enemy that seems to live inside you. I am new here too. I hope each of us can find the tools we need to get healthy and feel like our own value is threatened.

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 06:53:43 PM »
Thank you. It helps to know I'm not alone.

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Kizzie

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2015, 11:00:13 PM »
Hi and welcome to OOTS HG  :wave:   I'm sorry to hear you are dealing with bad EFs, they are tough I know  :hug:.  There is an article  by Pete Walker which helps many people to manage them  better - http://www.pete-walker.com/pdf/emotionalFlashbackManagement.pdf.  There are also lots of other resources here about mindfulness, grounding or bewing in the moment, self-soothing, self-compassion (just use the search feature on the top right of the page). And of course starting to talk about your situation and being validated and supported here can help a lot.

Glad you found your way here  :hug: