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It Was a Mistake Not to Rest After EMDR

EMDR is intense, even when it’s not successful. I know I need to rest for several hours after, but I did not do that this week, choosing to work instead. Bad idea. Three days later, I have a severe anxiety, am feeling overwhelmed, my sleep has been disrupted and my resting heart rate has shot…

EMDR Round 2

This round was not successful either, although we may know a lot more about why this time. I wrote about Round 1 last week if you want to read what happened last time. PTSD is tricky, and brains are complicated. I had another flashback last night, and while I am not finding my experience with…

Not Yet Success with EMDR

I’m not sure that it’s disappointment I feel, but this morning’s EMDR session was not successful for me. I had trouble holding the three things together in my mind, and I had a flashback while we were setting up the sequence. The session did reveal new information about how my body holds trauma, and I…

Back To Therapy for EMDR

In the last week my PTSD symptoms that I had only experienced while driving have begun to rapidly become more severe and pervasive, so I reached out to my therapist. Thankfully she had an appointment open, and we’ll start the EMDR process next week. I’m so grateful! I’ve done this once before, when I was…