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InnerLight posted 9/30/2013 10:40 AM

Wondering if you anyone on SI has heard of it and used it and if you found it helpful.

jo2love posted 9/30/2013 17:44 PM

bump

sisoon posted 9/30/2013 17:59 PM

I've tried it without much success, but I think repetition is necessary, and I keep forgetting to repeat and repeat. In fact, it sometimes helps me sleep, if I remember to do it.

IIRC, there are some attempts at doing tests that show it to be a pretty promising method for making changes. IIRC, I know some therapist-trainers in Halifax (Nova Scotia) who use it very successfully with their clients.

StillGoing posted 9/30/2013 20:38 PM

There is no science behind it at all. You'd do better going to an accredited psychologist. One with an actual doctorate.

caregiver9000 posted 9/30/2013 20:51 PM

I don't know anything about your question.

I am beginning Cognitive Processing Therapy. I am jumpy about the first assignment.

Of course, I read about the process and what is coming up and on the surface, it looks "too simple." But it has had a lot of good results.

I have no idea if this is something you could use or not.

(((hugs))) no one should be trapped by emotions.

InnerLight posted 10/2/2013 08:45 AM

I do find it useful. My last IC used it with me and it helped get me out of habitual thinking patterns. I can do it on my own and it sometimes helps, but it works better when an IC guides me through. I do appreciate the fact that you can use it on your own.

I'm considering some formal training in it to help my nutrition clients change their emotional eating patterns. I wondered how well known it was. I do think it would be a good tool for infidelity related issues.

DixieD posted 10/2/2013 09:34 AM

I had a friend who felt it really helped her deal with anxiety issues.

I went the EMDR route myself, and that helped me a lot too.

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