I have started EMDR and thought it would be a quick duration if effective. But now I am not sure and wondering the range of times it has taken others, or if you’re still doing it, how long you’ve been doing it for so far.
It’s been awhile since I read it (LOVE Francine Shapiro, she’s the tops) but I don’t recall any self-EMDR in the book. Rather? Fawking USEFUL skill sets, coping mechanisms, and other things that EMDR therapists are supposed to be teaching their clients in order to help manage life, the universe, everything, whilst going through EMDR or “just life” itself.I am thinking of reading EMDR and Getting Past Your Past by Francine Shapiro so I can do EMDR on my own as well as with the T.
This. @ actualiseThere's a lot of info out there on how emdr can work in 8 to 12 sessions, which is correct.
That's generally for one trauma.
CPTSD? Has lots of traumas to take into consideration.
Sometimes you have to do them one at a time, sometimes you can do them by "groups" but either way it's going take a while.
And it's going to suck
But -- when it works it is totally amazing, so it's worth it
nope.nope.nopeso I can do EMDR on my own as well as with the T.
Not trying to scare them off -- just clarifying that for me it is taking a lot longer than I thought it would when I was doing my own research and kept hearing "8 to 12 sessions and you're done." What I didn't understand is that can also be 8 to 12 sessions per trauma. So as I chip at my iceberg and new crap pops up I have to do more sessions.Don't scare the newbs kids.