I was talking to a client last week who described a life changing event when he was 14.
He smoked weed for the first (and last) time, and since then he felt like he’s been watching life through a veil, or from behind glass.
He’s had heightened anxiety and struggles to relate to those around him.
He’s looked into it on google and found the terms “derealization” and “depersonalisation.”
“Derealization is an alteration in the perception or experience of the external world so that it seems unreal.
Other symptoms include feeling as though one’s environment is lacking in spontaneity, emotional coloring, and depth.
It is a dissociative symptom that may appear in moments of severe stress.
Chronic derealization may be caused by occipital-temporal dysfunction.
These symptoms are common in the population, with a lifetime prevalence of up to 5% and 31–66% at the time of a traumatic event.”
It got me thinking about the amazing work Dr Daniel Amen does at Amen Clinics, scanning their clients brains to determine the health of the brain and any issues so they can suss out the cause and then find solutions.
I passed this info on to my client and he seemed surprised that there may be a solution.
He’s come to a place of acceptance that this is his new normal, when it doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.
If there was something in your life that you were tolerating, and you could change it, would you?
Most people would say yes, but then most people also wouldn’t start taking action to change their situation.
You accept what you’re willing to tolerate.
I ask myself all the time, #WWMBSD?
What would my best self do?
My best self would refuse to tolerate or accept a crappy situation that I had the ability to change.
What would your best self do?
Food for thought.
My best self will catch your best self on the flip side.
Much love n high vibes,