Eating Disorder Recovery
Joanna Poppink, MFT
Eating Disorder Recovery Psychotherapist
serving Arizona, California, Florida, Oregon and Utah.
All appointments are virtual.


If you suffer from an eating disorder now or have in the past, please email Joanna for a free telephone consultation.

Melanie, I don't have an exact answer either, but I believe everyone has alpha wave experience as it is a part of our sleep process and our daydreaming process. It can be related to relaxation in massage situations, I would guess. Zoning out or fogging experiences for me happen when I am in a triggering situation in regards to my past sexual abuse history. I don't know the exact process of what happens, but I know it's just too much for me to think about sometimes and I find myself going into a trance. My breathing slows, and my mind is deperately trying to escape feelings I can't deal with at the moment. It protects me from the anxiety that I feel I can't bear. I am sometimes scared I may explode if I feel my memories. so who wants to explode? I am working on detaching less and being more present. I know this will come with healing. I am not rushing it, and compare it to trying to run a marathon when one cannot even walk without panting. Not sure if this helps. I think the difference may be in cause and intensity. tracy

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