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  • Anna Scheer

Reconnecting with Your Body: Overcoming Dissociation

Some of the women who work with me experience bodily dissociation, often triggered by past traumatic events such as childhood abuse, whether physical, psychological, or sexual. Here is hope to reclaim the connection with your body for yourself!


Dissociation manifests as emotional and physical numbness, alongside experiences like falling asleep or feeling detached from one's body when certain body parts are touched. While this disconnection serves as a temporary defense mechanism against overwhelming emotions during severe trauma, it can lead to long-term issues such as anxiety, PTSD, low self-esteem, depression, chronic pain, eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts.


However, there's hope in rekindling the connection to our bodies through body awareness. Scientifically proven, focusing our awareness on specific body parts enhances sensation in those areas. Consider this: when stung by a bee on the foot, suddenly every step becomes acutely felt, every movement cautious to avoid exacerbating the pain. By shifting our focus and actively increasing sensitivity, we can learn to navigate our bodies with intention.


Begin by creating a routine of gentle touch on numb body parts, allowing space for any emotions that may arise. Trust yourself to take full authorship over your body, slowly reconnecting with full awareness. Self-touch can revolutionize how we experience and perceive our bodies, but it requires repetition and patience.


If you feel the need for support in this journey, don't hesitate to reach out. Whether scheduling a call or writing an email, let's explore the best ways to support your healing process.


Ready to start immediately?

Find a comfortable space, allowing yourself to relax both physically and mentally. Take slow, deep breaths, and with loving intention, begin to touch the part of your body you wish to reconnect with. Let each touch be deliberate and gentle, focusing entirely on the sensations you experience. Embrace any emotions that arise; they are part of the healing process. Repeat this practice at least three times a week for six weeks, and observe the transformative changes within yourself.


I'm eager to hear about your experiences and how this guidance has impacted your journey. Remember, you are the expert of your own body and pleasure. Feel empowered to make any necessary adjustments, guided by your intuition and needs.


PS: Uncompromisingly Love Yourself More!


Love & Joy!

Anna

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