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Practical Advice 5 Reasons Why EMDR Therapy is So Effective

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When people have experiences that disturb and disrupt their lives, they are often left with symptoms and emotional distress that could severely impact their lives going forward. This trauma can be tough to deal with and unfortunately, many people shy away from trauma treatment. Some even try to deal with these often-confusing symptoms on their own.

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  1. There are often mental blocks that inhibit healthy trauma treatment and forestall recovery. EMDR is perfectly capable of bypassing those mental blocks, getting to the root cause of the issues, and dissipating stress and anxiety along the way. Recovery from trauma does not have to take forever, and EMDR therapists know this to be true.
  2. EMDR often yields results in fewer than 5 treatments. Through simple bilateral tapping and verbal directives, your therapist helps you to redirect your brain and nervous system’s reactions to your trauma. You will find that the insights and relief you gain from EMDR are yours and not those arrived at by the direction or interpretation of your therapist.
  3. The treatment strategy hones in on memories, challenges, and actions that can help the healing process. Thus, EMDR equips you with the tools necessary to make important mental connections.
  4. The devastating effect of trauma comes from its ability to make the victim feel helpless and out of control. Most single-trauma victims enjoy significant relief from PTSD symptoms after 3- 5 90-minute sessions of EMDR. As EMDR provides such nearly-immediate relief, most people feel re-empowered, and that encourages faster and more permanent recovery.
  5. Trauma often remains with the victim in the form of disruptive sensations, responses, or emotions. Sometimes, trauma is stored in the body, making it difficult for the nervous system to return to its natural resting state. EMDR deals with these disruptive sensations, responses, and emotions incredibly accurately and directly.
 

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Interesting. EMDR. involves eye tracking a stimulus manipulated by therapist?
Yes. There are some interesting articles online about it. People have been doing it for a long time now and it's got a very select subset of people it seems to work really well for.
 

Lady Wolfshead

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My best friend was doing EMDR before he died and he said it was really helping. Sadly he never lived to enjoy the result of being free of his trauma (he died of an illness, at age 36).
 

Waves

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Yes. There are some interesting articles online about it. People have been doing it for a long time now and it's got a very select subset of people it seems to work really well for.
Works with a subset? Would be helpful to know what subset since not universally effective like Tylenol.
 

HappyKitty

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  1. There are often mental blocks that inhibit healthy trauma treatment and forestall recovery. EMDR is perfectly capable of bypassing those mental blocks, getting to the root cause of the issues, and dissipating stress and anxiety along the way. Recovery from trauma does not have to take forever, and EMDR therapists know this to be true.
  2. EMDR often yields results in fewer than 5 treatments. Through simple bilateral tapping and verbal directives, your therapist helps you to redirect your brain and nervous system’s reactions to your trauma. You will find that the insights and relief you gain from EMDR are yours and not those arrived at by the direction or interpretation of your therapist.
  3. The treatment strategy hones in on memories, challenges, and actions that can help the healing process. Thus, EMDR equips you with the tools necessary to make important mental connections.
  4. The devastating effect of trauma comes from its ability to make the victim feel helpless and out of control. Most single-trauma victims enjoy significant relief from PTSD symptoms after 3- 5 90-minute sessions of EMDR. As EMDR provides such nearly-immediate relief, most people feel re-empowered, and that encourages faster and more permanent recovery.
  5. Trauma often remains with the victim in the form of disruptive sensations, responses, or emotions. Sometimes, trauma is stored in the body, making it difficult for the nervous system to return to its natural resting state. EMDR deals with these disruptive sensations, responses, and emotions incredibly accurately and directly.
@sinking_ship so this is what my therapist talks about. it sums it up. the no 5, is so accurate. 😂
 

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I f it works in a subset and not everyone then could it it be a placebo effect?
No its not. They told me it takes more than a couple of sessions to feel the effect. Its a natural thing, if you’re not use to how intense it is that it has been revealed, its gonna take more than 4-6 sessions but it is meant to be intense to feel better.

First few sessions, it got me feeling dumb and crying cause I had to face the uncomfortable truth. Idon’t like it. I’m dragged too and I just had to. 😂
 

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