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   Posted 10/6/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   

I've had PTSD for at least 7 years, and I was wondering if anyone on here has done EMDR and what their experience has been like with it.

I'm having a really hard time finding a therapist that certified to do it and is still in the area. Most seem to be 1-2 hours away, and I can't always drive that far due to an old back injury. There were 2 people who were supposed to be pretty close, but they've moved out of the area.

I'm doing pretty well most days with the PTSD, but I do have enormous trust issues.

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   Posted 10/7/2009 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning sayyadina,

Just for reference for other members, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies.

I have no exposure to this therapy but perhaps others will have some input for you. 

I am wondering if you have ever tried CBT ?  CBT is often very effective for PTSD.

I am glad you are looking at different options to help you.

Take care and stick with us.



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