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Re: EMDR?????

Posted by Toby on December 28, 1998, at 10:04:11

In reply to Re: EMDR?????, posted by DL on December 18, 1998, at 14:21:18

Would have answered sooner, but couldn't get the computer to post for me; my server was always busy, probably because of the holidays.

It's hard to tell what he's thinking; maybe just covering his bases, doesn't want to guarantee EMDR if you get to his office and he feels it isn't right for you. It indeed is not a panacea (that is a reason why I was skeptical of it initially myself; people were overrating it), but you would be using it for very specific traumas: your father's bizarre and frightening behaviors toward you and your brother, your husband's abuse of you, and the like. If you and the therapist approach it like that, I think it will be helpful to you. Perhaps the therapist also doesn't want you to get the idea that it will cure depression that is genetically or chemically induced, but you already know this and can assure him you aren't looking for a magic bullet, just something to scoop out the pieces of junk others have burdened you with. We already know you are a strong person who can and will take care of yourself and move ahead with your life; these few bad apples just need to get tossed out so they can stop ruining the rest of your crop. (Pardon all the metaphors)

If your insurance will allow this initial visit (I guess he's not going to see you at no charge the first time) it may well be worth while to see what advice he has about EMDR for those things listed above. If you are still going to be seeing your old therapist, you don't need another one unless it is specifically for EMDR. If you are having to stop with your other therapist, then having one who can incorporate EMDR plus his other techniques is a good option.




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