Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:19 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:45 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:35 PM
BTW -- it sounds like the therapist has to be properly trained in the technique. Phase 2 involves making sure that the client is stable and has appropriate coping skills. If I read this appropriately, then a person would not go onto phase 3 unless they are stable and capable of handling a certain level of stress.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:57 PM
Also, I have a huge interest in psychology, and I have a huge belief that EMDR is practically THE best way to treat trauma-related psychological conditions.
If you watch this video, towards the middle she talks about her experience with EMDR. This is the video that made EMDR appeal to me as a psychological treatment.
FYI, before I felt God calling me to the cloister, I wanted to be an Fransican Sister of the Eucharist (an active order that specializes in psychology and teaching), and be a children's psychologist. I just love psychology. And children!
- morostheos gave this props
Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:04 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:08 PM
Yeah, I know. It would scare me too, but that is only one of the phases if I am thinking of it right. EMDR seems to get right to the root of the problem, though, and I think getting to the root is the best fix or attempted fix.
The thing that scares me is that it is like exposure therapy. And exposure therapy has had so many negative outcomes.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:13 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:26 PM
We used an eclectic mix of CBT related therapies and I feel like I've processed everything. I will probably be an over reactor for the rest of my life, but the experiences with anxiety that led me to counseling are gone. Be gentle with yourself and know that God loves you beyond your own comprehension. There is an old saying that the only way out is through. It's not fun or easy, but you can do it. I love you and I praying for you, sweet sister in Christ.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:56 PM
I still find it disappointing that PET doesn't mean you get a puppy...
I have done both CBT and PET for my PTSD. That's all the alphabets I have for now. PET was hard, but helpful. Didn't cure me, but helped in a lot of ways.