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does anyone know anything about EMDR?

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bythepowerofgreyskull Thu 04-Sep-08 16:17:55

have been for psych appointment today
she suggested that whilst on the VERY long wait list for CBT I should try EMDR
to be honest the way she explained it it seemed like mumbo jumbo..(scientific term obviously smile)
I just don't understand how it would benefit me.

I have got my head round the CBT and what I will need to do to get better

Do any of you have experience of EMDR and could help explain it to me,


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bythepowerofgreyskull Thu 04-Sep-08 18:04:54

bumping for the early evening crowd

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undercovercat Thu 04-Sep-08 21:45:50

hmm, no idea, what IS edmr.
There are online CBT courses free. Have you done those?

moodyblue Thu 04-Sep-08 21:58:17

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Having trained in counselling and psychotherapy myself, I still can't tell you what it is!! I'm sorry, I know this is frustratingly unhelpful. I don't know what your main issue is but if the wait for CBT is excessive why not give it a go? I'm off to see an EFT (Emotional Freedom Therapy) therapist in a couple of weeks and have just found out it somehow involves tapping various acupressure points and rolling your eyes!

moodyblue Thu 04-Sep-08 21:59:43

Should add that I know of a very well respected and well qualified psychotherapist who uses EMDR with some clients as she feels they experience excellent results

bythepowerofgreyskull Thu 04-Sep-08 22:04:00

main issue is ptsd from being raped as an 11 year old have never dealt with it and has reared its ugly head in the last few months, now having major anxiety attacks and basically not doing well at all.

wait list here for CBT is about 1 year from referal - it has taken 6 months to get an assesment appointment. Thankfully have had the support of community meantal health team in the mean time.

Lubyloo Thu 04-Sep-08 22:07:59

EMDR is a very effective treatment for psychological trauma. NICE recommends EMDR to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. There is a good website that you will find useful. I'll see if I can find the link.

Moody - EFT might seem and feel a little odd. I felt very foolish when I had it but it is great! Enjoy it! smile

Lubyloo Thu 04-Sep-08 22:14:34

Greyskull - have just read your last post sad It sounds like EMDR would be perfect to help you.

This may answer a lot of your questions.

I really hope that you are able to find something that helps.

bythepowerofgreyskull Thu 04-Sep-08 22:15:55

Thanks for the link Lubyloo

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