Hijacked. Triggered. On Alert. On Edge. Uneasy. Icky.
These are all words that describe how I feel when I am leaving my body
as a result to some stimulus.
And while I hate that my body has a physical response to certain triggers,
my therapist has helped me realize that my body is doing its job.
It is trying to keep me safe. It is sounding an alarm,
and that is a good thing in the end.
Whether you have been to therapy or not, you may recognize similar feelings and wonder how you can get back into your body and out of that fight, flight, or freeze response. Below I have listed some concrete ways to do so:
5 ways to get back into your body:
I hope these techniques have given you some concrete tools you can readily adapt the next time you are feeling a fight, flight, or freeze response. They have certainly helped me get back into my body. May you find more peace and belonging through my words. Please know that you are not alone.