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Postby rebellious » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:41 pm

I'm thinking about EMDR because I have some trauma in my past and all of my suppressed feelings are slowly resurfacing after years of trying to get better.
I've been to psychotherapists before but I'm done just talking about it, this is on a more visceral level, I fell into depression again and a lot of anxiety flared up. But the anxiety is also telling me something, it comes from years of repressed rage and I want to deal with it in the best way I can.

Do any of you have suggestions about what approach I should have when entering trauma therapy?
There is a place that treats patients with PTSD (with either EMDR or neurofeedback) but I'm not sure EMDR is right for me, I think I'm getting back pieces of myself and I worry that EMDR is going to shut my feelings off.
I don't want to be shut off but I'd like to access my emotions fully and not be repressed by depression and anxiety.
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Postby Wally58 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:10 pm

I would speak with the psychotherapist who knows you best and has your clinical history records. They would probably make the most educated suggestions on how to go about this.
They may be able to advise on how to get insurance to cover treatment and write you a referral to see an EMDR specialist for an interview? Maybe someone trusted that they could recommend and that would determine if you are a good candidate for EMDR.
Like peeling an onion, the layers of trauma are sometimes best treated in stages, going deeper with each step as more recollection of trauma comes up to the surface. You want professional assistance when processing the memories and emotions.
Best of luck to you. :D

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