Really interesting stuff, P; I relate to this!!!I've been given more homework from my nurse who is working with me on my BPD.
I've been given a sheet called HOW CAN WE UNDERSTAND EMOTIONAL STATES?
So at the top is:
HYPERAROUSAL = Overwhelmed, panicky, racing thoughts, feel unsafe, anger, impulsive.
In the middle is:
"WINDOW" = Feel calm can think clearly, relate to each other, can remember things.
And at the bottom:
HYPOAROUSAL = Numb, can't think, empty, "DEAD", disconnected.
It's kind of like my high and lows. I've found it helpful to identify exactly what i go through when i am in hyperarousal and hypoarousal. So i just thought i'd share this with you all.