I had a Conversation with my therapist about the process of switching

So yesterday me and Eileen were talking. I was very dissociative. I was trying to stay present but it wasnt working.
“Come back to me?” She gently said.
I struggled but eventually was able to ground myself to the present again.
Then I asked her:
“How do you know when I’m going?”
“Its your eyes”, she said. “they glaze over”
Interesting! I never knew that!
She went on to say you can almost see the pull of the dissociation and parts wanting to come forward.
Its very noticeable, she said.
But only to someone who knows you well and knows what to look for!
I did find it really interesting that she said my eyes glaze over.
She said there are other signs too when I switch but we didnt really talk about those. We mostly just discussed my eyes and how that is a visual clue to her of my switching.
It was definitely an interesting conversation!

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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