5 Ways to Feel more Grounded
Transcript and Further Thoughts
Today’s topic is dissociation. I’m going to do a brief video here. I actually did two podcasts on this that people found absolutely fascinating. It was Episode 4 and 5. There’s a part one and part two about dissociation. If you want to learn more about it, then I suggest listening to those.
Let’s talk about a couple of things that you can do if you find that you’re dissociating, if you’re feeling unreal like you’re not present. That’s what dissociation feels like. Like you’re outside of yourself somehow, and you want to get back into yourself. We work on these particularly with borderline personality disorder in my office in Broward County / Fort Lauderdale area. Also when I work with anxiety. Addicts often describes this – that they’re sometimes trying to get to this feeling. There’s a whole range of this, and one of my friends and I joke, “Is it just run of the mill dissociation?” Like you’re standing in front of your sink doing dishes or is it more intense? That feeling varies.
There’s a couple things you can do that come straight out of DBT and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook.