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BambiStar

641d

My sister in law told me that EMDR is specifically for PTSD and NOT C-PTSD, and that I absolutely should not try it, but I've been told different things by others. So, anyone with C-PTSD who has tried EMDR, what was your experience with it?

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    • Elita

      630d

      I have CPTSD and I've started EMDR recently with my therapist, I've only had a couple of sessions but I found it's really helped me so far.

    • Elita

      630d

      I have CPTSD and I've started EMDR recently with my therapist, I've only had a couple of sessions but I found it's really helped me so far.

    • LisaSimpson

      634d

      I have CPTSD and my therapist did months of EMDR with little affect. It wasn't her fault it didn't work but it was worth a shot.

    • AnimalBoy

      641d

      I've heard of a few successful cases. But CPTSD isn't really understood enough for her to make such a definitive statement, especially with the successful cases, some still think it might be a subset of PTSD that still uses the same treatment methods. Currently it's more of a case by case thing.

    • wissliss

      641d

      It hasn’t worked for me. I’m about to try brain mapping and neural feedback.

      • IndigoBro

        641d

        @wissliss what is brain mapping?

      • BambiStar

        641d

        @wissliss that's the thing she suggested instead! I hope it works for you♡ Do you happen to know how to find a provider for that kind of thing?

    • KSage11

      641d

      I did it. It was really difficult to open up. I had a trained therapist but she wasn’t MY THERAPIST so it didn’t really work to help me open up. I did help me access some memories that I later used to help me heal but there are definitely other ways. I think it works well for those “one time trauma” events. But it’s not exactly as effective if your trauma was multiple different things and ongoing.

      • noelita

        635d

        @KSage11 I'd agree. My therapist thought EMDR would be the cure for my CPTSD, but with my recurring trauma it was more triggering than helpful. Looking into somatic therapy now.

    • Ersa

      641d

      My spouse used it and saw positive results. I think its honestly a case by case basis

    • IndigoBro

      641d

      Didn’t work well for me but maybe I didn’t do it for long enough and I wasn’t with a trained professional exactly. It triggers you and you need the right environment to process that trauma and calm down after I guess. I think the idea is that if you do it regularly for a bit you become desensitized to it and then being on high alert would happen less in your daily life. Probably more effective for PTSD because they have a sense of “normal” to return to whereas for cptsd it’s kind of just life

    • nerascape

      641d

      I have CPTSD and EDMR was suggested for me. The idea is to desensitize you to your trauma. Even if it isn’t as effective for CPTSP, I don’t see how it would hurt to try.

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