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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing emdr is used for a few things but they are recommending it to me to retreave tramatic memories so what i would whant to no is if anyone else has had this for that and how it worked for them
 
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Jason,

I have had it and it worked well for me, it helps reprocess the bad stuff, I practice a safe place every day now and that was taught to me in E.M.D.R - also changing the form of the flashbacks etc too make them in to something less traumatic.

I believe it can only help - I know its scary bringing up the memories, but it does help.

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I had a very bad experience with EMDR. I had previously had no memories of sexual abuse, but my therapist thought, because of some of the stuff I told her, that I must have been abused. She used EMDR to help recover "memories", but there is nothing to verify that what came up in those sessions were real memories. I spent 2 years of my life believing I had been sexually abused by my aunt's ex-husband before the age of 2. Well, guess what? Nobody actually remembers cognitively from that young. Maybe I was abused, maybe not, but I am certain that EMDR only helped to create false memories. I wouldn't touch EMDR with a ten foot pole now.
 
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Really sorry about that spunkygirl, thats terrible.....

(((hugs)))

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EMDR has been known to produce false memory syndrome...it needs to be done with a registered and properly trained psychotherapist.

It is a pity that it can sometimes do this, because it can also be very useful. Once again, we find the therapist is almost as important as the form of therapy.
 
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thanks you lot thats really help full i kind of already no my memeries are real because i new there was somthing i couldent rember all my life that last year only came to light but its just having the memories in my head properly somthing that worrries me about it is when the memories are coming back do you talk about them as they are coming to you because that would be a no for me i wouldent do it

thankyou x
 
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signature of maxitab very well. give you a thank: Dance:
 
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I have considered it to see if sorting the vague stuff and dealing with it on a deeper level would help me now, but actually I think it would just be more trauma, I don't have time for it and prefer the pragmatic approach my t takes. I'd never say never to it tho.
 
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Bit of a long shot but has anyone experienced memory loss as a result of EMDR? Trying to work out what happened when in my mind but I had a long course of EMDR around the time I first started having serious memory problems.

I have had issues with false memories but I don't think they were caused by EMDR although really interesting to read that on this thread.
 
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Does that mean that you cannot go into EMDR if you have memory problems? Because it was advised to me, but I cannot remember anything anymore...
 
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Does that mean that you cannot go into EMDR if you have memory problems? Because it was advised to me, but I cannot remember anything anymore...
I don't know, have you had EMDR?

I don't know if they are connected, I just wanted to see if anyone had experienced anything similar.

I think my memory loss is connected to psychotic symptoms to be honest. Although I am being treated for first episode psychosis, I think I was probably a bit psychotic shortly before I did that course of EMDR so more likely just a symptom from that.
 
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I don't know, have you had EMDR?

I don't know if they are connected, I just wanted to see if anyone had experienced anything similar.

I think my memory loss is connected to psychotic symptoms to be honest. Although I am being treated for first episode psychosis, I think I was probably a bit psychotic shortly before I did that course of EMDR so more likely just a symptom from that.
I have not yet. But going to in some time. But i am afraid that i keep blocking out memories or that the memories are gone. I am actually glad that I don’t remember that much. But My therapist says that this will help me :/
 
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I have not yet. But going to in some time. But i am afraid that i keep blocking out memories or that the memories are gone. I am actually glad that I don’t remember that much. But My therapist says that this will help me :/
I mean, it is helpful - I had bad flashbacks / intrusive thoughts / images and I definitely don't suffer as badly now.

I was just asking because I don't know if there any links between memory and EMDR.
 
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