7: Trauma, OCD And Dissociation — Enjoying Things Again

Nov 20, 2020, 12:54 AM

Discussion of trauma, OCD and dissociation, and how these can impact the ability to enjoy things. I talk about my battle to unlearn anxious habits which were learned during traumatic life situations.

I've been struggling to enjoy things for the past few years, as a result of traumatic experiences which have worsened OCD and body-focused repetitive behaviours.

This anxious activity results in a level of dissociation which seems to serve a purpose for minimising painful experiences at the time, but leaves me struggling to enjoy the simplest of daily things. However, I also talk about my reasons for optimism.

List of discussion topics:
  • OCD
  • Anxiety
  • Body-focused repetitive behaviours
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional trauma
  • Optimism