please don't count on this.She told me that EMDR therapy can already change things within 6/7 sessions
yes - emdr can work within 8 to 12 sessions on trauma. But that's on ONE trauma. Because emdr is about changing how you think about events - but to get there you first have to relive it. And if you have multiple traumas you may have to do each one individually
One of my lesser traumas was about getting caught in a riot and abandoned by the responding officers. EMDR helped me see that the officers were actually giving me time to get my battle off the bridge and get to safety. THAT memory -- just that one - took about 6 sessions and it was a pretty non-event trauma. Only a few nightmares, only a couple really bad days.
but the rest?
no where near as easy
I've been doing weekly emdr for almost two years and I'm still not done. Some days it's easier than others and some days it is a nightmare that makes me suicidal for days. So if you are hoping for a quick fix you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
It really depends on how bad the session was. Sometimes yes, it's nice to know someone is thinking of me. Sometimes no - it will push me over the edge. And I have no idea how it will affect me until it happens. I tell my supporters to let me contact them, not the other way aroundMy question here is: would you have appreciated it if somebody texted you after your emdr just to to let them know they are thinking of you??
You have to understand that the "normal" way to comfort someone (letting them know you are there, hugs, attention, etc) may not work with ptsd. Because ptsd is almost always based in a violation of trust of some kind or another. Then to top it off EMDR makes you remember what happened the last time you were stupid enough to trust someone. And that sucks. :(