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People with DID: What has your experience with EMDR been like? I've tried it before, though it was only to treat a phobia of mine so I imagine the treatment style for trauma/DID would be a bit different. (Sorry if you got invited to this or something and don't have DID, this app works a little strangely lol)

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    • Vaseofcolors

      780d

      I agree with everyone else here. Depending on what you’re repressing, it can be way too much to handle if you time it wrong. If you do it, do it when you feel your life is stable and will remain stable for the foreseeable future. I also found EMDR to be the most helpful when I (main personality) stayed out as much as possible during my flashbacks. It’s tempting to let someone else “drive” while you work through things inside, but experiencing it while you’re out will help you actually remember what you’ve been through and give you more opportunities to truly accept it. I wish you the best of luck in recovery. ❤️

    • Vaseofcolors

      780d

      I agree with everyone else here. Depending on what you’re repressing, it can be way too much to handle if you time it wrong. If you do it, do it when you feel your life is stable and will remain stable for the foreseeable future. I also found EMDR to be the most helpful when I (main personality) stayed out as much as possible during my flashbacks. It’s tempting to let someone else “drive” while you work through things inside, but experiencing it while you’re out will help you actually remember what you’ve been through and give you more opportunities to truly accept it. I wish you the best of luck in recovery. ❤️

    • Heartofthetriforce

      781d

      Id say its something you should be ready for when ur ready to work through and heal through trauma. Its important to have a therapist ur comfortable with. It can be very vunerable

    • Edelweiss

      790d

      It was retraumatizing for me but I had a inexperienced therapist who missed a lot.

    • OleanderBunnies

      790d

      It was good for us, but our therapist is really patient and has a certification in EMDR so he’s pretty expert. He went through one specific traumatic memory with me, took breaks when i started to get overwhelmed. Ended up triggering our protector to start fronting at the end of the EMDR session but they weren’t distressed, just a bit confused haha. I’d say if your therapist already knows how to do it, and they are willing to be patient, it is something to try with specific memories that are reoccurring and bothersome.

    • Edelweiss

      791d

      It was retraumatizing for me because I would have flashbacks each session. I did it for ten years before realizing it was part of the problem. Now I do IFS and it’s so helpful for my system

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