In my life I have had episodes of dissociation. It’s pretty frightening isn’t it. My thoughts go out to you. I managed to move through these with various psychotherapy treatments that included - cognitive behavioural therapy and talk therapy. Some of the things I learnt were -
- To address the emotions related to past trauma I experienced
- To work through the causes of my anxiety and depression
- Techniques to distracted me from my symptoms and to make me feel more connected to my world and feeling. One example I found for this is suck on lemon slices. The bitterness of the lemon brings you back with a jolt to reality. Or rub ice over your face to stimulate the nerve endings in your cheeks.
- To find coping mechanisms to deal with stressful situations and extreme stress. I expect the current COVID-19 situation may contribute to what’s happening to you at the moment. Would that be right?
Are you seeing a counsellor for your depersonalisation and derealisation? If so are you able to call them and have a phone or Skype appointment? Do you have any selp help books handy at the moment. If not, you could look online for some.
Hope some of this helps Amy.