Questions about EMDR from Trybar
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|Thu, 04-17-2003 - 6:18am|
I had an evaluation a few years ago by an EMDR therapist, and she told me I wasn't ready for EMDR because I had such difficulty actually talking about what happened to me. She told me when I was better able to do that, then I could contact her again. I am considering doing that, but don't know if the time is right yet. How do you know? She really didn't give me specifics about when I would know. I understand all the particulars about how it is actually done, with the light, or tapping and such, but I still don't understand the feelings I guess. I hide my feelings alot, and block alot also. My understanding is that you can't block when under going EMDR. Is that true? Did you ever feel overwhelmed and out of control? I am afraid of that actually. I HATE being out of control. Were you able to stop when you wanted to? I don't mean did the T tell you that you could stop when you wanted to, but were you able to stop? I find that I push myself too far a lot of the time and then pay for it later in dreams and flashbacks. How were you after a session? Better, worse, or the same? How many sessions did you go through, and does it get easier with each one? How long were the sessions? Do you think it was worth it to undergo the EMDR, and if so, what did you accomplish with it that you couldn't accomplish with regular therapy? What made you choose EMDR? Did you have the same T for the EMDR and regular therapy? Do you recommend that everyone who has been through SA go through EMDR? Can you explain a typical session, like what to expect. How does the T know what to zero in on? Is that where I come in and tell what I think the focus should be, because I sometimes don't think I know.
Any response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.