I wonder if I can ask you a question on EMDR. I have been seeing a therapist for a year. She originally suggested EMDR in first few meetings but after we met for several months she is telling me EMDR will not be used. I have CSA history and one that I still have not spoken about directly. I am apprehensive about therapy and don't know much about EMDR. I have never spoke to anyone about this Trauma and I am almost 50. Outside of this "secret" trauma that lasted mostly my whole childhood, and I have some anxiety, but mostly feel like I function in life as an adult ok - but I know there is some residual from keeping this "secret". But whenever I go to therapy I find I am trembling (vibrating) and so she spends much of her time talking me down from that heightened spot. And I still have not been able to share any details of my abuse. When I ask her why we don't do EMDR I don't really get an answer. And the hour goes quick and I never really get a good diagnosis of what she thinks needs to happen other than I "NEED to WRITE and Journal", get in touch with emotions, which doesn't excite me. In general I have no emotion, never cry. Would like to have more emotion but I don't yet. My question to you is do you feel EMDR is the right solution? Or do you think a person needs to be in a specific frame of mind for EMDR? Based on our schedules our appointments seem to always be 2-3 weeks apart and I feel progress just doesn't happen that fast. But since I have never done therapy for my childhood trauma before now (my dad died) I am not sure what I should be expecting from a therapist. Would love to get your thoughts if you have time and an opinion. Thanks.