Wednesday, October 24, 2007

EMDR


Tomorrow we have EMDR therapy. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Sounds fancy. Is down to earth. It is for dealing with past trauma from a persons life. Our therapist uses tapping on either knee which gets both sides of your brain going. Both the emotional and rational side. Some therapists move their finger back and forth as in the photo (thus the "eye movement" part of the name) or use a light that goes back and forth. Then she has you go back and talk about the event in short but intense episodes. It teaches you to process the trauma in a much healthier way. To look at it differently and to see yourself differently in light of that. It is very intense but very effective especially when used with attachment therapy. Here is a website http://www.emdr.com/ If you click on Frequently Asked Questions you will find out all you really need to know. If you know of someone who suffered a traumatic event and has never been able to fully move on, you might recommend it. It is not a strange new-age type therapy. It is a "very basic, dealing with the real issues and rethinking it" type therapy.

4 comments:

Denise said...

Wow, Brenda, I am a few days behind. I'm sorry that there is some explosiveness at your house, but hopefully, like you said, the one's behavior will be temporary. I can't even imagine how you handle it with two - my one is about to do me in! You are such a wonderful advocate for us moms. I am slowly learning how important that time for self is. It's not always easy to come by, but well worth it when you make the time for it! My prayers are with you and the boys.

Tami Boesiger said...

This sounds pretty intense. Do you watch it? Or is that too much for you?

Brenda said...

I watch it. I have received EMDR therapy myself. Often attachment therapy brings up the mom's trauma from her past. So I started going to EMDR to deal with some past issues. It is extremely intense. It is difficult but is very helpful. It was beneficial for me and very effective with R too.

MICKY said...

I spent all my childhood in orphanages – my mother abandoned me when I was two, but in retrospect, it was a blessing in disguise.

I had a complete transformation in mind, body & spirit [2004] after years of therapy [Family of Origin & EMDR].

I asked Jesus to have mercy on me & forgive me my sins. He has delivered me from my inequities. Praise the Lord!!

I, MICKY, AM A GIFT TO ALL PEOPLE.