Hi again all, I am begining EMDR with my therapist next week who i have been seeing for about as year now.Anyway has anyone ever had this procedure and/or process done before.How is it asfar as releiving the stresses from your life or rather help you cope with them as a whole.Any thoughts on this or personal experiences would really mean alot.
EMDR was absolutely wonderful for me. It was the best thing for me for relief of symptoms from CSA. I have another T for talk therapy who says that EMDR is becoming almost a preferred treatment for it.
Some of the sessions were indeed very intense. They took me right back (in my memory) into the emotional heart of the abuse. I felt and reexperienced the abuse. That may sound horrible but as an adult I was able to bear it. EMDR reconnected my childhood abused self to my adult here-and-now self. I think that is where the healing comes. I think that in terms of my brain it was actually reconnecting certain pathways in my brain. This freed me from the strong symptoms I had. It took me several hours in some cases to come down from the sessions. But a few days later I was genuinely feeling better. All in all I had EMDR for about a year. It was definitely well worth it.