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Starting EMDR

Postby robotfun » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:45 pm


Wanted to make a quick post about EMDR. I am starting it soon with a trauma DID PTSD doctor. I am definitely skeptical and the articles I read about it make it seem too good to be true -- talks of specific PTSD trauma being resolved in a few sessions.

Any thoughts on the process or experience with it?

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Re: Starting EMDR

Postby ArbreMonde » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:14 pm

Hello, Zami here!

We've been through "simple" EMDR before and it DID solve the trigger we were working on in a few sessions. HOWEVER this is true only for "simple" PTSD.

DID therapy and poly-trauma takes way longer work since there are so many triggers to deal with, so many traumatized parts/alters to work with, and a whole dissociative system to keep stable and anchored in the here and now in the same time.

So yes, it IS true that the simplest forms of PTSD and traumas can be, if not solved, at least eased up A LOT in only a few (exhausting for us!) sessions - but DID trauma takes a lot more work and time.

For more informations there are the documents shared in this topic: dissociative-identity/topic219302.html and a lot other ressources available online such as https://www.dis-sos.com/index-inhalt/ or https://did-research.org/treatment/ to only name a few!

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Re: Starting EMDR

Postby littleDaria » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:10 pm

we have done limited EMDR with our trauma therapist, when we were stable enough to do so. it seems to have been helpful but we haven't done it in some time.
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