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Re: eye movement desensitization

Posted by Toby on July 6, 1999, at 11:55:04

In reply to Re: eye movement desensitization, posted by cynthia on July 2, 1999, at 22:35:03

EMDR has been used since about 1986 and is becoming more common in helping people deal with traumas, both large traumas like rape and near death experiences, but also with what they are calling "small t" traumas that are things like phobias, panic attacks, poor self esteem issues from being put down by important people early in life, anger, divorce, and the like.

The therapist would indeed tell you EMDR is being done and you would have to agree to it before anything was started. There are no trances or hypnotic states induced. And nothing is actually "done to" you, it is just a technique to get your mind to focus on important aspects of whatever incident you are working on and to resolve them such that they recede into a proper "memory state" and quit having such an impact on your current life.

For more details and access to where therapists are in your area, look at




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