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  • Luna

    December 21, 2022 at 12:36 am
    Level 6: Adult Frog

    I’m really sorry they told you that EMDR was the only way. It is a very common treatment for DID, but not the only one.

    Personally, we’ve been doing it because it works, but Lifespan Integration is also an option. We tried it with our therapist before we were diagnosed, but it didn’t really work because we were basically unaware of each other and communication was nonexistent. It’s meant to be “a gentle, body-based therapeutic method which heals without re-traumatizing”. We haven’t tried it since being diagnosed, but our therapist told us that she’s done it with other DID patients and that it helped them. I imagine that you’d have to have really good communication with everyone in your system for it to be affective though.


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