I don’t want to sound too dramatic, this is just how my mind sounds in a moment of stress. Unfiltered. It’s the end of the world in there…
Oh boy. This one hit me hard. I’ll go through a job evaluation program very soon.
I’m wondering how on earth will I spend 2 weeks around people who will be evaluating me on every step. In a closed space. It will only take me 4 hours every day, but for me this seems like an eternity.
I can’t do that even with my own family. Or friends…
My biggest issue is the emotional flashbacks that I’m getting when I’m near people. They can be really intense.
Thankfully, I’ll be having some more therapy sessions before that. I also did a small research about what science says. I can’t just sit and wait, right?
Obviously, I needed this push to read, watch, and learn more about it. I’ll let you know if any of these tips helped. 😉
In just 2 hours I came from a panic mode into an almost exciting mode. I don’t really look forward to it, but I’m in a much calmer state.
I’m already thankful for this experience.
I hope you’ll find something useful for yourself too in the resources below.
Do you have any experience with emotional flashbacks from trauma? What helps you the most?
– Coping With Flashbacks and Dissociation in PTSD
– What Can I Do To Help During a Flashback?
– Flashbacks, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the Brain
– How to tell the difference between an “emotional flashback” and an authentic emotion.
– The Thirteen Steps to Managing Emotional Flashbacks