Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 912203

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no feeelings

Posted by sunnydays on August 14, 2009, at 23:32:53

I told my T about a major trauma that happened in my past today. All the details. I've been feeling like I needed to tell him. It's really weird for me because I did not feel hardly any strong emotions during it, and haven't afterwards either.

I keep trying to tell myself that this must mean I am 'over it' and that it no longer bothers me. Except that I know that it still bothers me sometimes. I'm trying to figure out what's with the lack of feelings. It must be some sort of dissociation or something. But it bothers me and is the oddest feeling. Just feel totally detached from my life, going through the motions.

I got a little panicky after session and emailed my T because I was afraid he wasn't going to like me anymore after what I told him and I was really wanting to feel connected. He said that I am special. :) I'm holding onto that as proof that he must still like me and that everything must be ok.

sunnydays

 

Re: no feeelings sunnydays

Posted by Phillipa on August 15, 2009, at 0:18:15

In reply to no feeelings, posted by sunnydays on August 14, 2009, at 23:32:53

Sunnydays do you feel it could be a sort of intellectualization of the session and feelings as your're not ready to feel them yet. protective? Love Phillipa

 

Re: no feeelings sunnydays

Posted by obsidian on August 16, 2009, at 21:16:10

In reply to no feeelings, posted by sunnydays on August 14, 2009, at 23:32:53

I have in the past been grateful for that numbness. I don't know why it's happening for you, but I hope you get to talk about it more.
-sid

 

Re: no feeelings

Posted by libertad on August 17, 2009, at 18:25:04

In reply to Re: no feeelings sunnydays, posted by obsidian on August 16, 2009, at 21:16:10

I have also had that experience. It seems to be some sort of dissociation. Your mind is barring off the associated feelings. It would be too much to share the experiences and feel the feelings at once. It is normal and understandable.


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