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Created On 6/27/14 5:43 PM
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keep climbing
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6/27/14 5:43 PM
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Anybody have any experience with EMDR?
 
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6/27/14 7:29 PM
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I've found it a little helpful in the past. One of my siblings also tried it and I don't think she saw much of a difference. It probably depends on what your underlying issues are. Do you have a specific trauma you want to target, or is it more global?
 
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Not specific. Just lots of abuse and neglect starting in childhood and going on forever, until I cut off my relationship with these people.
My dr. and therapist say that talking about my abuse is helpful and won't make things worse, but I find that my mood slips horribly when I do and I'm scared to open up this door. So it's like I have this weak link which cracks once in a while and I am afraid to go there.
 
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Sorry about the abuse. It's sad that it can haunt us for so many years. Your doctor is probably right - that talking it out can help - but I agree with you about the mood slips. I also found that talking about it would make me feel worse and put me in a negative frame of mind. Personally I found it helpful to talk about it to a therapist who had a more spiritual approach and helped me find meaning in the pain. Energy healing and EFT were also helpful in clearing it out of my system.

From what I've heard about EMDR, it tends to be more effective when targeting a specific trauma. I think it helps the fight or flight response. Not sure. However, I've read somewhere that it can be effective for more global trauma. Maybe it's worth a try.
 
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I tried EMDR for a while my personal feeling is that if you meet a QUALIFIED EMDR therapist that you'll feel worse in the beginning but will feel so much freer if you stick with it!!!
You need to talk about it and face it in order for it to lose it's power over you

I know of an AMAZING EMDR therapist - considered the top in the field (her office is far but is accessible via train) if you're interested send me a PM..
 
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