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Re: New therapist, new therapy

Posted by happyflower on June 16, 2005, at 21:07:01

In reply to Re: New therapist, new therapy, posted by TerraJo on June 16, 2005, at 20:47:35

> my T does EMDR but i don't. he says it's really effective for recent trauma, but not for past childhood trauma that's producing PTSD symptoms. metaphor therapy works better for that. EMDR can be triggering for some.

Actually EMDR isn't that new, it has been around for almost 15 years. It works well for current trama like rape, natural disasters, seeing violent crimes, etc. But it is well known for treating PTSD quite well. In fact it works great for vetreans suffering from past wars, and it is very good for childhood sexual abuse and physical, emtional abuse. I have used it to treat my PTSD from childhood abuse and it has done amazing things. There are tons of information about the effectivness of it for childhood abuse. I don't know where you got your information from, but it seems whoever told you this is a little misinformed about it. My T has been doing EMDR for almost 15 years and has treated sucessfully over 300 people using it, it works and I am proof. I had some of the worst abuse ever and it helped me so much. It won't help everybody but it is more humane than exposure therapy since you only think about the abuse for short periods of time like 1 minute and the EMDR almost immediately brings relieve. I do disagree with your T, you can search for easily for evidence. The only negative I have ever read on the internet( and I have researched it tons of hours) is one of the above posts. There are tons of postive things to read about. Check out and do a search. You will find out the informations I am talking about.




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