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10 Ways to Connect to Our Interoceptive Sense to Help With PTSD

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I didn’t know I was having a fight-or-flight response. For 23 years. A response that sent me flying outside of my body — dissociating — every time I became triggered.

When there was too much sensory input. When I became too overwhelmed. Every time something took me back to my childhood. To my trauma.

While living in a fight-or-flight state, I wasn’t connected to my body. Which led to many extreme complications. Complications like fainting, having high fevers, rashes, hives, allergies, insomnia, chronic pain, digestive and reproductive issues, depression and anxiety and six neurological disorders.

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