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I have used EMDR for over 20 years. I would be happy to talk to you.
Can you tell me more about what help you want with EMDR?
are you there mr?
Yes...I am here.
How can I help you?
how are you mr?
I am fine. Thank you.
How can I help you with EMDR?
am not sure off what i have
but it is ptsd
10 guyes try to attack me and i was powerless
Tell me what happened that makes you think you have ptsd?
and have to fase it
want to attack me hard
and it was night
I am sorry...that is very terrible.
How old are you?
i develob ptsd
and i feel that my world become thretend
Yes...it is very possible that you have ptsd.
Have you talked to a psychologist about this?
and i start living the moment over and over
until one day i felt that the feeling stops
Yes...I understand that - it is like it plays like a movie in your head...
i thought i get recoverd
but it was like the sixth sence movie
all feelings stops...
not just anexity
somethimg strang happend
and i had very bad times
until i went to lebanon
Tell me more...
and find emdr thereprest there
What happened in Lebanon?
i havnt in my countrie
so after i start emdr
with someone in lebanon
If you are living in Canada...I do believe that there are EMDR therapists there. I can give you the EMDR website and you can check.
which use hypnoses with emdr
no plz be patient
Yes..I will be patient...
after i went to lebanon
Go on...I am reading and listening...
i start emdr
i feel after 2 sessions
the fear go on surface
it is the best descripetion
but i had to get back to my country
where i feel things get worse
i start feel that everyone want to hit me
i start feeling i cant consentrate
so i call my emdr theripest
he told me we didnt finsh yet
i get back to lebanon
and do some emdt
but he wasnt good person
so i leave him
now i find a good emdr therpiest here in canada
but i need to know before doing anything
the reexpering of truama increase much much with the emdr
so is that normal
and how that suppose to help me?
i feel worst realy
so do i hv to continuo emdr or no?
Okay...let me explain how EMDR works and answer your question about re-experiencing the trauma.
When you experience trauma, it overloads the brain with feelings and "pictures." The emdr helps you review the traumatic event in a way that lets you stay in today and look back at that experience. The EMDR allows the thinking part of your brain to process those events. You do re-experience the event but the emdr helps clear out and reduce the intense feelings. Also the brain stores or keeps the traumatic memories in short term memory and that is why those events feel like they are coming back. The emdr helps put those memories in long term memory and helps you think about them in a more objective way.
Most people feel better with EMDR. It is the number one therapy for ptsd.
How many total sessions have you had?
How long was each session?
I have never heard of doing both hypnosis and EMDR at the same time. Is that what the therapist did...do it all at once?
but the problem
the trauama happend in my house
so when i get back to jordan
things get worse
but now in canada i feel better
but i still hv problem
sometimes i feel ppl want to hit me
i feel like that
and i cant feel
and i cant feel at all realy
everyday i dream of my gf and feel of here love while sleeping
i cant feel it in real
so what is that called?
What that is called is dissociation. It happens when your body tries to protect itself by dissociating and numbing out your feelings.
Here is a link to an article from the Mayo Clinic:
so is it recommanded to continuo emdr
Yes. I asked about the length of your sessions because you should be able to end at a point where you feel some relief at the end of the session.
Does this happen?
because some ppl said to me emdr is not recommanded for you it will develob depersonlizaion forever
i used to feel worse after session
even before emdr i was much much better
Well this is important to discuss because you should feel better after the sessions.
I don't think you are in danger to have depersonalization forever but I am starting to question if the emdr therapist is really experienced. Do you know if they have EMDR training?
Did you check that?
no he is new
dam on arab countries
You can go online to the EMDR Institute and give them the therapist's name. They can verify if they have been trained.
they dont know anything
Who doesn't know anything?
drs in my countire
there are dump
I am sorry...but I do not understand.
they never heard about ptsd
Are you saying that the EMDR therapists in Canada are stupid?
am from jordan
Okay. I understand.
but i just arrive to canada
and am sure that here i hv chance
Okay. They will have EMDR therapists in Canada. And they will understand PTSD.
to get out dissoation
Yes. You do have a chance.
i want to feel love
I am sorry you have had such a bad experience. I don't think that the therapist you saw in Jordan knew what they were doing.
Yes...you deserve to feel love.
it is ok
i appriete you ppl
you deserve respect
There is lots of good literature about PTSD.
of what you give to the world
thank you mr
A good book about PTSD is
Secrets, Lies and Betrayals by Maggie Scarf
no i hate everything about that
You could see if they have that at a library or by online.
because i spend 6 years in that
i just want to forget
and start new life
Please consider finding a new therapist in Canada.
yes i find
Yes...I understand your wanting to start a new life and leave that old experience behind.
and emdr theripest
i find in st cathrine
Go to a psychologist. Many have training in EMDR.
i hv appointment after 1 week
and hv a good night
My best to you.
Good luck! Take care!