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hi, I've been searching for info and other's experience with EMDR and any possible side effects. I've had trauma in my life so I'd say I've got PTSD and I heard about EMDR, it sounds like I could benefit from it. Now with the Covid-19 and variant viruses I could not get help irl so I was wondering about doing it myself, hearing about that you move your eyes from side to side while talking about your traumas? I'm wondering how do you do it and I hope I get the help that I need here. Thanks so tremendously
 
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Thanks Fairy Lucretia

I've got extraordinary anxiety currently from OCD w/ #'s related to bad things and events after switching from one medication to another too. I had a little after in September prior to the switch in medication that could've given me the same result had I not been treated so nicely and I'm wondering if EMDR can help with OCD too and social phobia from PTSD. Thanks so extraodinarily
 
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(I copy and pasted this from my response to another emdr question a moment ago)
Emdr, has been doing miracles for a lot of people. It’s hard work and can be a bit draining. But it definitely taps into a different part of ur brain somehow. I felt that effect right away.
I did a few sessions if emdr and the lady was really nice and cool and waved her finger while I watched it. Once she’s also gave me two small devices that lit up and vibrated back and forth and I held that. We had some practices to get adjusted etc. But i had relief from the few minor things we dug into. Usually they don’t start with something very traumatic. I had relief in areas of attachments issues almost right away. (I had to quit since I couldnt leave the house for several months.)
 
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(I copy and pasted this from my response to another emdr question a moment ago)
Emdr, has been doing miracles for a lot of people. It’s hard work and can be a bit draining. But it definitely taps into a different part of ur brain somehow. I felt that effect right away.
I did a few sessions if emdr and the lady was really nice and cool and waved her finger while I watched it. Once she’s also gave me two small devices that lit up and vibrated back and forth and I held that. We had some practices to get adjusted etc. But i had relief from the few minor things we dug into. Usually they don’t start with something very traumatic. I had relief in areas of attachments issues almost right away. (I had to quit since I couldnt leave the house for several months.)
Thank you so much for your reply! it sounds like I need to see an EMDR specialist then and cannot do it on my own since you talked about the device and not just moving your eyes from side to side and thinking or talking about your traumas. What are anyone's thoughts? I wonder if EMDR therapists are all still doing their job virtually online?
 
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You should try youtube and google.
Welcome here and best luck!
 
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You should try youtube and google.
Welcome here and best luck!
Thanks so much! I forgot about checking out Youtube! i got a better idea now and I think this will have to be done not on your own and possibly in person since someone mentioned about a vibrational device
 
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Thank you so much for your reply! it sounds like I need to see an EMDR specialist then and cannot do it on my own since you talked about the device and not just moving your eyes from side to side and thinking or talking about your traumas. What are anyone's thoughts? I wonder if EMDR therapists are all still doing their job virtually online?
Anyone? i wonder if it's possible to do emdr virtually online
 
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Thanks so much! I forgot about checking out Youtube! i got a better idea now and I think this will have to be done not on your own and possibly in person since someone mentioned about a vibrational device
though I wonder what the device is about if it's something that can still be done virtually online if emdr therapists are still doing their jobs online successfully, anyone?
 
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unfortunately EMDR didn’t work for me, PTSD and depression. I found it uncomfortable mentally and there was no mental connection rather I was wishing it would end
 
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I'm sorry to hear that, I hope that doesn't happen to me if I try EMDR therapy. Do you think it could be that you didn't get a good emdr therapist? I've contacted an emdr therapist and I'm waiting for their reply, i really need help :(
 
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It may have been the therapist however I was told it doesn’t work for everyone. I hope it works for you as I had heard good things about the technique.
 
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@JoeRiply, thanks
 
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Sorry if I sound negative but Be careful who you get as a therapist, make sure you seek out one with good references as you will come across plenty who will promise you a magic fix.
 
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Sorry if I sound negative but Be careful who you get as a therapist, make sure you seek out one with good references as you will come across plenty who will promise you a magic fix.
no need to be sorry, thanks, i know, thanks again, yes we have to be careful, i contacted one I saw who had 5 stars though and 1 person who complimented their character and it had lots of info on EMDR and it was so positive, could all of that just be what they put?
 

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