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ProbableIceCream
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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).

D-Day was April 2012. Divorced Jul 2013. Moved ~1000 miles away (as the crow flies) Jul 2014.


Posts: 787 | Registered: Nov 2012 | From: Pacific Northwest
better4me
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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
Divorced

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Jrazz
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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!


You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to. - Robin Williams

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nowiknow23
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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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foreverempty
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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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Artemisia
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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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ChoosingHope
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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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macakipa
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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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