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User Topic: Took a big step for me
Member # 37468
Default  Posted: 11:30 AM, October 16th (Wednesday)

I set up an appointment with a therapist who had helped me previously many years ago to get over a 3-4 year depression that meds didn't touch. Technique was EMDR. I suspect I had something similar to PTSD, but am not sure. Didn't have a formal PTSD diganosis. Anyway, my depression totally went away within a couple months of working with her.

So my current therapist suggested after some discussion that I continue the EMDR work for at least a session or two with the past therapist. It's actually something I've had in the back of my head for a long time, because the only reason I stopped in the first place was because our daughter was born and things got a little crazy. So this is exciting for me. Worst case it doesn't help and I waste a little time, but given how much it helped last time, it could be pretty big.

Me, 32. DD, 8. DS, 6 (deceased).

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Default  Posted: 12:03 PM, October 16th (Wednesday)

Good for you! Hope it is as helpful as it was last time.

DDay 11/17/2010 BW:52

Posts: 3128 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Iowa
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Default  Posted: 12:47 PM, October 16th (Wednesday)

That's wonderful!

EMDR actually worked wonders for me when I was in a really bad spot a few years ago. I hope it's helpful for you. Keep us posted!

I bow to those who keep their hearts open when it is most difficult, those who refuse to keep their armor on any longer than they have to, those who recognize the courage at the heart of vulnerability. - Jeff Brown

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Default  Posted: 2:05 PM, October 16th (Wednesday)

Fingers crossed, PIC!

You can call me NIK

"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
-Hayley Williams

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Default  Posted: 2:12 PM, October 16th (Wednesday)

Good luck. Hope it works again!

Me BS: 35
Her WW: 34
D Day 5th December 2011
Current status: Filled for divorce 23rd Jan 2012. Response from WW was not to beg for forgiveness, but deleting me from Facebook.

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Default  Posted: 3:46 PM, October 16th (Wednesday)

Good for you. Tell us how it goes! I'm in traditional therapy and always love to hear about what else is out there.

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Default  Posted: 5:41 PM, October 16th (Wednesday)

How cool - would love to hear more about it!

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Default  Posted: 7:27 PM, October 16th (Wednesday)

I confess, I just took some time to look up what EMDR was. It sounds very interesting.

I wish the best for you during this treatment. Please update us on how it s progressing.

M -25 years, T - 31 years, 4 children
Dday October 8, 2011 - Multiple PAs and ONs
Divorced 1-8-13
"When you give a lot of importance to someone in your life, you lose your importance in their life."

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