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Discussion in 'Health and Wellness' started by Salty, Aug 4, 2010.
Has anyone heard of the EMDR therapy?
What can you share about it?
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Not For Me
I know for sure this EMDR would not work for me.
I have been to various including psychiatrists and therapists. I do not think in most cases for me they are of any help. I was in the hospital a couple of times for being depressed. But it was the patients that made me feel better about me. Not the doctors in the least.
EMDR is the real deal - completely legitimate. From what I know, and my wife is a counselor, it works best for people with psychological trauma, especially severe trauma for whom conventional talk therapy is not beneficial.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a neurotherapy that treats psychological trauma from the outside.
Administered by a good and qualified therapist, it can work wonders for some people.
Then you went to see the wrong people or they used the wrong approach with you.
If you get into see a good therapist, it will help. And I'm speaking as someone who has been through some major episodes.
Not to come off sounding sarcastic but the reason that it wouldn't work for
4ever4Jesus is because he is blind. I believe in the article it said something about looking at something.
And I know maybe another good reason it would probably not help me is the cost must be out of this world. I can't imagine a session like this being cheap.
Insurance will sometimes cover part of it.
anybody else have something to add?
I'd run like crazy from it. There are certain things I so vehemently refuse to talk about, I'd choose to jump off a boat and into the ocean first. (almost drowned once so its my preferred method if I gotta go of unnatural causes!)
A few years ago I was asked to do a story on a psychologist and he uses integration therapy. One of his patients gave him permission to let me watch her go through a session and it was totally fascinating. He took her through a number of activities. Integrative listening, interactive metronome, tapping (facial) and such. We sat and talked about the what and why of it all. One of the funnest (yeah I can say that) interviews I ever had the privilege of doing.
In PT school we've been learning about eye signs which will tell us how a person learns best (by seeing, hearing, or experiencing/feeling) and there seems to be a lot to this. People will look one way when their lying and another when their recalling something they've experienced and yet another when they are thinking about something that they have not experienced. To my knowledge the brain and eye movements are certainly linked in many ways. (Take "Mathew 6-22,23"... Are the eyes the windows to the soul?) It's hard to say what the real possibilities are behind EMDR because people's natures so often seem to exagerate these types of claims, but I believe there could truly be a lot to it.
A year or so ago I wouldn't have given EMDR much credit at all, but after seeing with my own eyes the things I can do through physically touching others (from controlling pain, to extending range of motion, to adding strength in several ways, flattening a 15 year old rounded over scar in about 8 minutes, accelerating the healing process in a certain area of the body, and on and on) I have become less skeptical of some these non-traditional sounding therapies.
My lab/study partner is trained in "Cranial Unwinding" and is a "Polarity Practitioner" and from what I've gathered from her I consider some of it just too weird, some of it with merit, for instanse (electrical currents in the body...yeah, muscles and nerves run on it) and much of it I just don't know enough about it to make a quick judgment about it.
One problem I have with some of this type of stuff is with the origins and the apparent traditional religious roots that comes with it, yet I see no need to throw out the baby with the bath water either if there is something to be gained for my use in the art of healing.
When I was having fun (Irony!!) with DID, several other survivors and their therapist used EMDR with good results (at least from the womens point of view).
My therapist basically listened to me after a long and tedious building of a therapeutic relationship and trust. It was nice to have another pill shroved at me!!!
I think for EMDR to work requires careful selection of potential beneficiaries, coperation with the client and therefore would require a solid foundation of trust by the client.
Any other thoughts