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i want to chat or talk with emdr therpiest

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i want to chat or talk with emdr therpiest
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. L replied 1 year ago.

Dr. L :

Hello,

Dr. L :

I have used EMDR for over 20 years. I would be happy to talk to you.

Dr. L :

Thank you.

Customer:

hi

Dr. L :

Hello,

Dr. L :

Can you tell me more about what help you want with EMDR?

Customer:

hi

Customer:

are you there mr?

Dr. L :

Yes...I am here.

Dr. L :

How can I help you?

Customer:

hi

Customer:

how are you mr?

Dr. L :

I am fine. Thank you.

Dr. L :

How can I help you with EMDR?

Customer:

ok mr

Customer:

am not sure off what i have

Customer:

but it is ptsd

Customer:

10 guyes try to attack me and i was powerless

Dr. L :

Tell me what happened that makes you think you have ptsd?

Customer:

and have to fase it

Customer:

they a

Customer:

want to attack me hard

Customer:

and it was night

Customer:

so

Dr. L :

I am sorry...that is very terrible.

Dr. L :

How old are you?

Customer:

i develob ptsd

Customer:

and i feel that my world become thretend

Dr. L :

Yes...it is very possible that you have ptsd.

Dr. L :

Have you talked to a psychologist about this?

Customer:

and i start living the moment over and over

Customer:

until one day i felt that the feeling stops

Customer:

o

Dr. L :

Yes...I understand that - it is like it plays like a movie in your head...

Customer:

i thought i get recoverd

Dr. L :

okay...

Customer:

but it was like the sixth sence movie

Customer:

all feelings stops...

Customer:

not just anexity

Customer:

somethimg strang happend

Customer:

and i had very bad times

Customer:

until i went to lebanon

Dr. L :

Tell me more...

Customer:

and find emdr thereprest there

Dr. L :

What happened in Lebanon?

Customer:

i havnt in my countrie

Customer:

so after i start emdr

Customer:

with someone in lebanon

Dr. L :

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.

Customer:

which use hypnoses with emdr

Customer:

no plz be patient

Dr. L :

Yes..I will be patient...

Customer:

after i went to lebanon

Dr. L :

Go on...I am reading and listening...

Customer:

i start emdr

Customer:

i feel after 2 sessions

Customer:

the fear go on surface

Customer:

it is the best descripetion

Customer:

i hv

Customer:

but i had to get back to my country

Customer:

where i feel things get worse

Customer:

i start feel that everyone want to hit me

Customer:

i start feeling i cant consentrate

Customer:

so i call my emdr theripest

Customer:

he told me we didnt finsh yet

Customer:

i get back to lebanon

Customer:

and do some emdt

Customer:

emdr

Customer:

but he wasnt good person

Customer:

so i leave him

Customer:

now i find a good emdr therpiest here in canada

Customer:

but i need to know before doing anything

Customer:

the reexpering of truama increase much much with the emdr

Customer:

so is that normal

Customer:

and how that suppose to help me?

Customer:

i feel worst realy

Customer:

so do i hv to continuo emdr or no?

Dr. L :

Okay...let me explain how EMDR works and answer your question about re-experiencing the trauma.

Customer:

ok

Dr. L :

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.

Dr. L :

Most people feel better with EMDR. It is the number one therapy for ptsd.

Dr. L :

How many total sessions have you had?

Dr. L :

How long was each session?

Dr. L :

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?

Customer:

maybe 6

Customer:

but the problem

Customer:

the trauama happend in my house

Customer:

so when i get back to jordan

Customer:

things get worse

Customer:

but now in canada i feel better

Customer:

but i still hv problem

Customer:

sometimes i feel ppl want to hit me

Customer:

i feel like that

Customer:

and i cant feel

Customer:

emtional block

Customer:

and i cant feel at all realy

Customer:

everyday i dream of my gf and feel of here love while sleeping

Customer:

i cant feel it in real

Customer:

so what is that called?

Dr. L :

What that is called is dissociation. It happens when your body tries to protect itself by dissociating and numbing out your feelings.

Dr. L :

Here is a link to an article from the Mayo Clinic:

Dr. L :

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dissociative-disorders/DS00574

Customer:

i see

Customer:

so is it recommanded to continuo emdr

Dr. L :

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.

Dr. L :

Does this happen?

Customer:

because some ppl said to me emdr is not recommanded for you it will develob depersonlizaion forever

Customer:

no

Customer:

i used to feel worse after session

Customer:

even before emdr i was much much better

Dr. L :

Well this is important to discuss because you should feel better after the sessions.

Customer:

well

Dr. L :

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?

Dr. L :

Did you check that?

Customer:

no he is new

Customer:

dam on arab countries

Dr. L :

You can go online to the EMDR Institute and give them the therapist's name. They can verify if they have been trained.

Customer:

they dont know anything

Customer:

yes

Dr. L :

Who doesn't know anything?

Dr. L :

Please explain...

Customer:

drs in my countire

Customer:

there are dump

Customer:

stupids

Dr. L :

I am sorry...but I do not understand.

Customer:

they never heard about ptsd

Customer:

or emdr

Dr. L :

Are you saying that the EMDR therapists in Canada are stupid?

Customer:

no

Customer:

in jordan

Customer:

am from jordan

Dr. L :

Okay. I understand.

Customer:

but i just arrive to canada

Customer:

and am sure that here i hv chance

Dr. L :

Okay. They will have EMDR therapists in Canada. And they will understand PTSD.

Customer:

to get out dissoation

Dr. L :

Yes. You do have a chance.

Customer:

i want to feel love

Dr. L :

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.

Customer:

again

Customer:

no

Dr. L :

Yes...you deserve to feel love.

Customer:

it is ok

Customer:

i appriete you ppl

Customer:

you deserve respect

Dr. L :

There is lots of good literature about PTSD.

Customer:

of what you give to the world

Customer:

of knowledge

Customer:

thank you mr

Dr. L :

A good book about PTSD is

Dr. L :

Secrets, Lies and Betrayals by Maggie Scarf

Customer:

no i hate everything about that

Dr. L :

You could see if they have that at a library or by online.

Customer:

because i spend 6 years in that

Customer:

i just want to forget

Customer:

and start new life

Dr. L :

Please consider finding a new therapist in Canada.

Customer:

yes i find

Customer:

pychatrist

Dr. L :

Yes...I understand your wanting to start a new life and leave that old experience behind.

Customer:

and emdr theripest

Customer:

i find in st cathrine

Dr. L :

Go to a psychologist. Many have training in EMDR.

Customer:

trauma center

Dr. L :

Very good.

Customer:

i hv appointment after 1 week

Customer:

goodbless you

Customer:

thank you mr

Customer:

and hv a good night

Dr. L :

My best to you.

Dr. L :

Good luck! Take care!

Dr. L :

Good night.

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