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Has anyone had any success with EMDR? It's one of the treatments that my therapist and I are trying. I have so far had one 'taster' session, and it wasn't too traumatic. But I find it really hard to relax and just let the process happen.
 
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Hey Lady Lazarus

My psychologist has suggested this to help me - but I haven't had any sessions yet. Would be good to know how you get on. Good luck
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Would you like to explain what EMDR is and how it's supposed to help for those of us who don't know what it is?
 
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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for Psychological trauma.
I haven't had it yet so I don;t know how it works really?

KS
 
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Yes P.T.S.D. is what it's recommended for.
 
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Can I just add something?! I found this REALLY useful. I had about 6 sessions in 2003. Now, when I'm going through a rough patch, I dream about the hospital I was in because that was my "safe place" I find it comforting and it helps me through. :)
 
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Oh yes I have a "safe place" too - it is hard to get to sometimes though - but supposedly the more I practice the better able I will be.
It was helpful too to me and is when I am not agitated - when is a state of anxiety I can get to my safe place.
 
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I found EMDR helpful..

Though I found it very hard because I couldnt relax enough to do everything my therapist wanted me to do.. But in the end they stopped it cause they said they were re-traumatising me..

But the sessions I didnt have (6 or so) were helpful as a start point..
 
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