Posted by: Marie | August 13, 2009

(124) I’m on the right track

Post #124
[Email exchange on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, in response to the previous post’s email]

Marie,

I cannot make any recommendations without knowing you.

I do trauma resolution therapy (see www.emdr.com) in which we actually go into the traumatic events. I think it is necessary to talk about all, particularly the hard, stuff of life. However I don’t go into this with brand new clients until I know they are somewhat stable in their life. If stability is an issue, I can help them with becoming stable.

For any other questions, please call and leave a message, if I don’t answer, and I will call you back.

Sincerely,
Jenny

——————–

Hi, Jenny –

Thank you for responding — your answer gave me the information I needed in this moment.

I have checked out your website . . . I like what I see.

I need to figure out what comes next — I’ll keep your contact info and call you when/if it seems appropriate.

Thanks, again . . .
– Marie

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Responses

  1. Hi Marie,

    Yes this is about the best you can get in response. Her ideology is different.

    I know people who have been helped with EMDR. And people who were not and their t still acted like it worked and wouldn’t allow them to talk about those memories any more. I would never do EMDR.

    I agree with the email that it is best to assess stability and to provide help with skills first.

    Good and healing thoughts to you.

    Kate

    • Hi, Kate –

      The feedback I have heard about EMDR goes both ways. Some people have had great experiences and others have not.

      My first reaction when I consider the possibility of incorporating EMDR in my healing is one of feeling paralyzed. I am strongly triggered whenever someone directs me to “do this” and “do that” with my body. I feel unable to say “no” when I’m uncomfortable and I’m terrified that I’ll be obligated to do something I don’t want to do.

      So, I would have to work through that trigger before attempting EMDR. Right now, it feels impossible. But, maybe later, it will be do-able. I need to do some more research on EMDR, either way. If it would be helpful to me, I don’t want to reject it just because I have fear around it now.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

      – Marie

  2. Just saying hi, Marie.

    • Hi, Therapydoc –

      It is good to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by!

      – Marie

  3. Well, I’ve heard good stories about EMDR, but I would never do it myself.

    • Hi, Paul –

      It seems worth checking out . . . that’s all I can say since I haven’t looked into it much.

      – Marie


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