I Will

My therapist has said from the start that she thinks EMDR will be a great thing for me.  I'm just not quite ready yet.

She wants me to be a LOT more stable before taking that step.  I'll agree with that. 

But EMDR is definitely a therapy path that I want to pursue, and my therapist agrees.
Plaid Plaid
31-35, F
2 Responses May 16, 2012

Did you ever follow through and end up doing EMDR? I'm possibly going to be trying this out, and I'm really curious about it.

I've had one 'treatment' session and two 'talking' sessions now. Usually it's only one (outlining traumatic memories) but I had two because the first time, I picked the memories judging on how intense they were at that moment - not how intense it is to think about it now.
The therapy makes me feel like crap for hours afterwards (both 'talking' and 'treatment') but the one treatment session I've had so far helped some. When something bad happens, I keep thinking about it trying to figure things out and thus I keep thinking about it a lot. While the nightmares haven't lessened, I'm not brooding so much anymore.

Did this end up helping you? I'm possibly trying it soon, and I"m curious about it.