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Unhappy Dealing With Flashbacks - March 31st 2015, 02:17 AM

So I tend to get flashbacks to summer of 2014 which was... honestly one of the best times of my life but. That's why I get flashbacks. It was so great and when downhill faster than the speed of light.
I need to help to recover from them. Please.
I want to be able to move on and have these specific things not remind me of her and instead I can continue it in my personal life.

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Re: Dealing With Flashbacks - April 1st 2015, 02:30 PM

Hi Derek,

I’m sorry to hear that you have been having flashbacks.

The first step is finding out what triggers you. When you have a flashback, write down what you were doing, or thinking, at the time the flashback happened. You will be able to see a pattern of what triggers you, such as specific places, names, objects, thoughts etc. These are known as ‘triggers’ because seeing/hearing them, cause you to be reminded of what happened, and ‘triggering’ a flashback. When you know what triggers you, you can work out ways to avoid these things, and so avoiding flashbacks.

Flashbacks can be hard to deal with, as they bring up unpleasant thoughts and memories. When you are in a flashback, it might help to hold onto something, and practice ‘grounding techniques’. These help to orientate you back into the present and remind you that you are safe. You could try stamping your feet a few times, practice deep breathing, or look around you and try to name things that you can see, hear, smell, touch or taste. It might also help to remind yourself the date, the time, your location and that you are safe.

It’s also important to look after yourself after a flashback too. You might find it comforting to wrap yourself in a blanket, hold on to something that reminds you of safety and take it easy by doing things you enjoy that helps to relax you. If you could, it would be a good idea to tell a trusted friend or family member that you had a flashback, as they can offer emotional support.

If you have flashbacks often, or they disrupt your life, it’s best to seek counselling.

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