EMDR

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Just wondering if any lovely ladies on here have any experience of this therapy called EMDR? I'm back in councelling and from next week this is what I'll be having,! This cancer experience has brought a lot of things to the fore that I thought I'd dealt with( I obviously haven't)and would love to hear if anyone has had this therapy and how they feel it went? I've googled it and it doesn't say how it's specifically administered? So any advice us welcome! 

Thanks xx

  • Hi Angela

    Thats really interesting! I investigated the possibility of this as I have ptsd but I don’t think there was anyone in my area qualified to do it. As I understood it, you are processing memories with the intention of becoming de sensitised to them, with the counsellor teaching you eye movements as you go through the memories. But that’s about all I know. I’ll be fascinated to see how you get on with this and if it is successful in helping you. 

    I have a tendency to shut memories I can’t deal with in a box in my mind and I try not to deal with them, so I wondered if I would be able to actually do this therapy and let them out as it were. I deliberately try not to think about them so I wasn’t sure I would be able to re live them. But I still get triggered by certain things which is not helpful-certain pictures or images can just set me off. Please let us know how it goes for you-I’m so interested to find out more.

    Sarah xx


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  • Morning Sarah

    Until yesterday I'd never heard of it before, My councellor through Action cancer thinks it will be beneficial to me and I'm assuming she's the 1 who will be doing it with me. I will certainly keep you updated. As you know I lost my hubby 10 years ago and I thought I'd dealt with it but obviously not as I can't mention his name without collapsing in a blubbering mess so hopefully this therapy will ground me and give me some stability to move forward. Fingers crossed, I'll let you know how I get on.

    Angela xx

  • Yes, you have certainly been through a lot of trauma and it would be good to try and deal with it. Well done for going for counselling-I know that was a big and very difficult step for you to take.

    Sarah xx


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