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my therapist is thinking about doing EMDR with me, does anyone know if it’ll help?

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    • Duhboo

      495d

      It worked for me, but I've heard that it can bring up memories you don't want to remember. I had a lot of forgiving to do, and EMDR helped me process my emotions and finally be able to forgive people for what they put me and my sister through growing up. I felt much better after. That's up to you! I think that if your therapist thinks you're ready, then maybe consider trying it. If YOU don't think you're ready, DON'T.

    • Duhboo

      495d

      It worked for me, but I've heard that it can bring up memories you don't want to remember. I had a lot of forgiving to do, and EMDR helped me process my emotions and finally be able to forgive people for what they put me and my sister through growing up. I felt much better after. That's up to you! I think that if your therapist thinks you're ready, then maybe consider trying it. If YOU don't think you're ready, DON'T.

    • KarlyGalin

      496d

      I did it and it became really rough for be bc i wasnt ready

    • Unicornslayer27

      496d

      Hmmm i was looking into doing it as well and am afraid of the memories I have but I know I want to go through with it

    • AmvenomTomyself

      502d

      Definitely worth at least a try. I've been doing EMDR with my counselor for about 6months-a year & I've noticed positive results. Better able to understand & reprocess past traumatic events, through a much safer environment. 😊

    • Lau36

      502d

      i tried EMDR and had a really positive experience, reduced my nightmares and flashbacks massively, it was intense and i felt rough for an hour or two after each session but it was so beneficial for me

    • manicpixienightmare

      502d

      Maybe I just didn’t have the best match for a therapist (nothing wrong with her but personally I need to feel like we “click” to open up better) or maybe I didn’t give it enough time but I found it very difficult to get into. I only tried two sessions. I just felt very awkward while doing it and I don’t think I let myself relax enough for it to be super successful. Whenever I did get it to “work” it was like an on the tip of my tongue feeling in my brain but then I would get distracted and snatched out of it. It hasn’t been the most successful form of therapy for me thus far but even with all that being said I would still recommend trying it. It was an interesting experience and I can definitely see how it could be helpful with repressed memories. I would like to try it again sometime- probably with a therapist I’m already established with and comfortable around. Best of luck on your healing journey! ❤️

    • Emmi3

      502d

      I went through EMDR a couple of years ago. At first it was really hard and honestly made my PTSD worse, but in the end it was really beneficial, and I know I wouldn’t be in as good a place as I am now without it

    • Lucas.exe

      502d

      I was only on it for a few months but wow it worked wonders on me. It's a very long process and it takes more than a few months to make a lot of progress but i think it's worth it

    • Placebo1228

      502d

      For most people it's really helpful. It's been scientifically proven to be a very effective therapy in cases of PTSD.

    • Ghost1211

      502d

      We didn't finish it but it helped us a lot with our coping skills and helped us learn ways to process repressed memories

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