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Hi, I’m wondering if you can help I’ve been referred today for EMDR but believe the waiting list is quite long - I was wondering if anyone here has had it and what your experiences of it are ?

Did it work?
 
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Hi, I’m wondering if you can help I’ve been referred today for EMDR but believe the waiting list is quite long - I was wondering if anyone here has had it and what your experiences of it are ?

Did it work?
I found it brilliant .my psychologist said he wasn't sure why it worked but just knew it had great results . Still a lot of study going into it but after 6 sessions I felt I'd gone up another level . It is now part of my coping mechanisms and I am booked in for another session in 2 weeks . Hopefully we are at level 2 by then . Good luck I highly recommend it
 
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My daughter had it for childhood abuse and she found it helpful. But she found that DBT was the best for her
 
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I found it brilliant .my psychologist said he wasn't sure why it worked but just knew it had great results . Still a lot of study going into it but after 6 sessions I felt I'd gone up another level . It is now part of my coping mechanisms and I am booked in for another session in 2 weeks . Hopefully we are at level 2 by then . Good luck I highly recommend it

What do you mean by the levels?
 
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I tried EMDR and I understand the basis for it. But you almost have to resolve every event, and some are buried so deep you never find them.
 
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Yes . I hear what you are saying . To be fair I had been with my therapist for a year before he started it so he had quite a lot of starting points to work with .
 
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I was going to try this with my last therapist, but then we couldn't really because of quarantine where I live, and then she moved away. We did do sort of a test run, though. Instead of using a traumatic memory, she told me to pick something that felt unpleasant but not traumatizing. That memory and a few others directly connected to it actually did stop feeling significantly unpleasant afterward. It's like I remember what happened and how I used to feel about it, but if I think about it now there's almost no emotion attached to that event at all.

I'd still like to see if it helps with actual traumas, but I don't know if I'll be able to find another therapist who both does EMDR and takes my insurance.
 
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