6 thoughts on “What Dissociation Feels Like: Each Type Described In A Poem

  • March 29, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing these poems.They really helped me have some insight into what you are experiencing.

    • March 30, 2018 at 12:15 am

      I’m glad they were helpful to you! I have been thinking about how to shed light on the experience of dissociation.

  • March 30, 2018 at 12:12 am

    As a student of psychology, who is nearing graduation (eek!), thank you. You are right, these are rarely clearly defined. Your poems give a much clearer definition. I’ve experienced moments of derealization myself. Usually during times of very high stress, or the most notable account happening after the 2nd traumatic event of my life. I had a huge fluffball of a dog to thank for my symptoms not getting worse. I was 9, and I am now nearing 36. I never realized the seriousness of this symptom alone, or how much of an impact “Max” (the fluffball) had on my life.

    • March 30, 2018 at 12:17 am

      Thank you, I’m glad you found them helpful. Since I’m in a graduate program studying counseling, I study the DSM terms and think about how to help people understand them better. For me dissociation is linked to extreme stress, definitely. I’m glad your fluffball helped you during that time – it’s scary and can be a serious problem.

  • March 30, 2018 at 1:08 am

    I truly enjoyed your poems! They described me in words I had or have been searching for such a long time! Thank you

    • March 30, 2018 at 7:14 am

      I’m glad! thank you and you’re welcome. I really care about raising awareness about dissociation.


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