Depersonalization Cure / Recovery
Recovery can be a long process, it can take months of professional and daily self help to overcome depersonalization completely. This shouldn’t discourage you, but rather give you hope that you can recover from it. This website is dedicated to helping you understand depersonalization and how to stop feeling depersonalized. Believe it or not thousands of people experience depersonalization everyday, that should make you feel better already knowing that you are not alone, and no you are not going crazy. Your brain however is exhausted and traumatized, this means you will need time and rest as part of your recovery process. Depersonalization is not permanent and can be treated. Take a deep breath and let’s begin your journey to recovery from depersonalization.
1) Learn about depersonalization, study it, read books about it, understand it inside out. (this is the KEY to recovery)
2) Seek help from a professional therapist who can help you uncover your original trauma and why you are suffering from DPD.
3) Do not feel shame or anxiety about you DPD, even though I know that can be hard at times because when your DPD kicks in you automatically start to feel scared and disconnected, also you start to worry if others notice that you’re acting “different”. Once you get over the fear of DPD and how to act around other people when it starts you will notice that your anxiety will start to go away.
4) Accept your Depersonalization- this means, to accept yourself truly as you are, with the DPD, anxiety, fear, confusion and shame. We are all human, and we are all entitled to feel what we should feel. Fighting your DPD by denying it or hiding it will only make it worse. Accept yourself and love yourself for who you are. The reason you are suffering DPD in the first place is because you have been deeply hurt/abused by someone in your life. Don’t punish yourself anymore by rejecting yourself and criticizing yourself as “crazy” or “damaged” because of your DPD. DPD is a temporary state, and it does go away with treatment.
5) Practice stress relief techniques, this will help you manage your current stress levels as well as prepare you for the next time you enter a stressful time in your life. Being emotionally prepared will prevent DPD from reoccurring again (with practice)
6) Reach out to there people who have been affected by DPD, join a community and share your personal story. You will find that there are thousands of people who are going through the same thing as you. Together we can spread the awareness of Depersonalization and give each other support.
7) Know that your DP is temporary and harmless- yes it is uncomfortable and scary, but its a mechanism designed to protect you. Know that you are safe and you’re not going crazy. DP is a symptom of stress and trauma, just like a cough is a symptom of a cold. You must treat the cold to get rid of the cough, just like you must treat the trauma to get rid of the depersonalization.
8) End all relationships with toxic people, whether that be your parents, your spouse or your friend.