Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing | EMDR
HEALTHLINE.COM – EMDR THERAPY: “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. … During EMDR therapy sessions, you relive traumatic or triggering experiences in brief doses while the therapist directs your eye movements.”
Joe, a middle-aged contractor, went to see a therapist. His violent rage attacks were making his home life miserable. During his first session he told his therapist a story about something that had happened to him when he was twenty-two years old. He was working as a park maintenance man. One afternoon a group of kids were roughhousing in the park and drinking beer. Joe told them that alcohol was not allowed. In response the boys attacked him. One of them took out his right eye with a broken beer bottle. Forty years later he still had nightmares and flashbacks about the stabbing.
The same type of thing happened to me when I was young. I have written about it many times in this blog. When I was four years old some ten year old Mexican boys were throwing rocks at each other as they straddled a pathway used by other kids. When I walked down the path I could not see the kids on my left until I passed the edge of a garage. Then bam! Then threw a rock at me and it hit me in the head. For my entire life I continually felt like I was getting hit in the head with that same rock. Then I went to an EMDR therapist. We did extensive EMDR therapy on all of my past memories and cleared my neural pathways. This morning I wrote this blog about that explains EMDR therapy in more detail.
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