MemberDecember 14, 2022 at 6:52 pmLevel 5: Froglet
Mixed feelings for us, mostly positive.
We’ve made some really useful connections from current triggers back to their source and made a lot of good progress on processing some of the “easier” traumas with EMDR. Typically a session will seem like it’s not working for us at first as the mind wanders, but after some time with the tapping, buzzing, or lights, it usually becomes very effective.
The only time for us when it really hasn’t worked was when the therapist started to delve into an area that wasn’t so good for processing. The purpose was to process a current traumatic event, but the connections the EMDR would/could have made went back into some things that are hidden on purpose, so the effort was stopped before it could go there.
Some of us are very hesitant about doing it in general because of that potential to uncover connections to old memories that maybe shouldn’t be looked at. But under the guidance of a good therapist, it can be very powerful for processing trauma.