Thursday, March 4, 2010

EMDR anyone?

After a rough session last week - one that felt very disconnected - this week was good. I was able to vent all my anger/frustration/doubts/worries about last week, our relationship and therapy in general. One thing I was able to vocalize more clearly was my concern that she did not have enough experience to deal with helping me work through the abuse and wondering if I should see a "specialist". In the course of that discussion, she brought up EMDR as something she has been "holding in the back of my mind as a possibility for you". She does not do EMDR so I would have to go to someone else.

So my question - I know what EMDR is - I did a bit of reading about it early on. Has anyone been through this and willing to share the experience?


  1. I'm glad that you had a better week and that you were able to speak what was on your mind.

    It's strange but my t this past week also suggested EMDR. I don't know much about it so I will have to do some research on it. My t does do it but for some reason I feel nervous about it so I don't know if I will try it. Take care.

  2. Odd coincidence. When I read about it a year or so ago, I didn't think it was something I would like to try. I need to do some more research and talk with T about it. Not sure if the goal is to bring forth more memories or attempt to lose the ones I have.

    Let me know if you go any further with this.


  3. I'm glad it went well this week. These ups and downs in therapy can be disconcerting, can't they? I'm sorry that I don't have any experience with EMDR so I can't help there. I've read that it does help people though, so it may be worth a try.