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Re: I think I need help in reframing BabyToes

Posted by Dinah on April 19, 2010, at 8:20:44

In reply to Re: I think I need help in reframing Dinah, posted by BabyToes on April 19, 2010, at 2:46:31

I wouldn't dream of forcing it onto him, or even encouraging him to do it. Given the nature of the therapy, reluctance in the therapist could be counterproductive. I was merely disappointed in the nature of his response.

I do think I can conclude he wasn't himself, since he also made the mistake with the scheduling, and since he also seemed unlike himself in other ways that day.

The EMDR therapist I went to was one of the best in the area. They have different levels of certification. Hers was the highest locally available, and she did supervision. And while she wasn't my therapist, I actually didn't dislike her. I think that's as much as I have been able to say about any therapist I've ever seen aside from mine. I think I felt as comfortable with her as I'd be able to feel with anyone.

It wasn't an unpleasant experience. It provoked no anxiety. It was just... blah. I didn't feel anything that I wouldn't have felt without the eye movements.

After trying hypnotic induction with me, the hypnosis therapist ended our session by telling me that I could get lots of benefits from hypnosis even if I wasn't hypnotized. I took that to mean that she didn't think this was going to happen. I really wanted to be hypnotized too.

I recognize they aren't the same thing, but I do think I just don't do well at those specialized types of therapy. If it's defenses, they are ones I'm not aware of. I really really wanted to be hypnotized, and was as cooperative as I could be. I really wanted EMDR to work. It's a seductive notion.

I'm willing to try again, but I rather suspect that if I don't think it will work, it will have even less chance of working than when I had thought or at least hoped it would.

I'm glad it works for you and for others. I'm all for any therapy that brings results.

As for my therapist suggesting it, he admits he's a skeptic. But a lot of therapists he trains with think it's the bees knees. I guess he figures it's worth a shot. Or perhaps he just wants to unload it on someone else. :)

 

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