Did you ever play hide and seek, outside in the neighborhood, after dark? My cousins were the best at surrounding the good hiding spaces, causing me to freeze, leaning toward the corner of the garage – nope, Kathy’s there, leaning toward the cave under the stairs – nope Pam’s there. 636 more words
Tags » Immobility
For me, one of the most destructive symptoms (and aggravators) of depression is immobility. I sometimes have so much to do that I do nothing. I’ve sat for hours thinking about how I needed the toilet, but not gone because to do that I’d have to stand up and I was hungry anyway and I also had coursework to do (which I wasn’t doing either) and I hadn’t even figured out the meaning of life yet. 425 more words
What happens when you can’t really take that walk? Actually, what happens when you can’t really even take the pills?
It’s taken 18 months, but now I really am feeling like my body is becoming a little wasted – it’s weak and overly-stiff, difficult to move. 304 more words
If I sleep, I dream. When I dream, I can walk. When I wake up, I can’t.
Then the real nightmare begins over again.
My dreams are usually horrible. 524 more words
Dr. Peter Levine states: “the (trauma) feedback loop is broken by helping people uncouple fear from immobility” This is done by helping a person safely learn to “contain” his or her powerful sensations, emotions and impulses without becoming overwhelmed. 33 more words