Just wondering if anyone else who sees a therapist has used this technique. My therapist used it with me and I think it really helped. We haven't done it in a while, but I think I'm going to ask if we can give it another go. For those unfamiliar with the technique, EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. My therapist gave me a list of statement that typically could go through my head during a panic attack. I chose one and concentrated on it as I watched a series of light go left to right and back again. Then I talked about what physical sensations I felt or what went through my head as I concentrated. I made connections I don't think I would have ever made otherwise. I guess it could be likened to hypnosis, but you're never unconscious. It really helped see how things were connected, how my panic is conncected to the most unusual things, and the awareness made it possible to deal with certain issues. I could see where certain experiences that I never would have thought could trigger an attack, and I could be proactive. It's not fully understood how this therapy works on the brain, but it works.
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