Today let’s talk about spacing out.
Have you ever had something pretty traumatic happen,
like a family crisis, and you found yourself just spacing out?
Just standing there unable to move? I discovered in my mid ‘30s that I would do that – I’d just be frozen to the spot and not able to take action. People at the car wreck would be giving medical help, checking out victims, and I was just standing there. It was almost like I was off to one side watching myself be stuck in mud. I later realized that was the way I had reacted as a child when the violence started in the alcoholic family. It was shocking to realize how immobilized I would become, but seeking the help to work through that issue brought a much greater ability for me to respond to life.
Have you ever experienced just spacing out in a crisis?
“Blank Expression” by stuartbilbrow @ flicker.com – Creative Commons – Some rights reserved.
Dan L. Hays offers encouragement for adult children of alcoholics.
The podcasts of these episodes can be found at: Minute to Freedom