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Nov 9, 2020

The dictionary says that feeling numb is a lack of sensation.  Those of us with anxiety disorders are usually feeling something. Until we don’t.
Let’s say something big happened and everybody around you is celebrating. But you are not a part of it. Even if it is something that you really wanted. You are separated from the experience. There are a couple of names for this but the easy way to express it is feeling numb. 
In this episode, a look at what feeling numb is, the source and some of the online therapists and mental health ideas and suggestions about how to deal with it. 

I need to stress that if possible, you should consult a licensed behavioral health provider. There are increasing telehealth options and resources. The links provided are from licensed professionals who are offering their opinions and are providing ideas for consideration. 

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

Psychologist Will Meek has a visual chart of the emotions and how to understand The Anxiety First Aid Kit, Quick Tools for Extreme and Uncertain Times published by New Harbinger Press.
The link is the publisher's website. You can find the book at online book vendors or you can contact your local independent bookstore.

From Very Well Mind What Is Emotional Numbing?
Why Do I Feel Numb Emotionally? Dissociation Explained in Depth by physiotherapist David Maloney. This is a half-hour video that goes into detail about experiencing feeling numb (aka dissociation) and what you can do about it.
2018 post from The Mighty on 16 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing Because You're Emotionally 'Numb

Therapist Támara Hill provides some ideas about "How Can I Begin To Heal?" 3-4 Tools You Can Use Everyday 
Psychologist Will Meek - How to Relax


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