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Re: EMDR-Dreams

Posted by Susie on April 14, 1999, at 14:07:44

In reply to Re: EMDR--therapy, posted by Toby on April 14, 1999, at 12:50:59

Toby, are nightmares surrounding EMDR sessions common?

A Dr. told me that nightmares during intensive therapy were normal and a part of the healing process and not to worry about them. However, I would not want to have been alone during those awful nightmares because I was screaming out loud in my sleep and having someone there to wake me up and comfort me helped a lot. It was scarey! It was a grieving process and the Dr. said that my screaming out loud was healing in itself. I actually cried and knew what I was crying about. I don't know how many times in the last three years I had no idea what I was crying about. I had always stuffed things without knowing it.

DL: Do you have someone who can stay with you for a while? If not, be assured that dreams helped me understand what may have been the root cause of the depression. That understanding was worth the nightmares!

I will say that since that intensive therapy time I have felt sooooo much better and I trust that your EMDR session(s) will be a step in your healing process.




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