Monday, February 21, 2005

Survivors and Multiple Health Issues


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting articles, thank you.

February 22, 2005 6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would be curious to hear from other survivors what particular forms of therapy have been most helpful to them.

Currently I am undergoing EMDR therapy, has anyone here tried this, and if so, did you have good results?

February 22, 2005 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried EMDR without good results, due to the fact that part of my abuse was actually through hypnosis. But EMDR has a very good track record for helping with PTSD otherwise.

February 22, 2005 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for responding -- part of my abuse involved hypnosis as well, and I had some fears about it.
But so far I have not felt anything nearly like going into deep trance during the sessions.
It's left me exhausted a few times, but which is normal for any kind of release of emotions.

I was careful to describe to the therapist the process, duration, and damage of the hypnosis, which he found criminal that someone would intentionally set out to create/evoke dissociative states in someone.

February 22, 2005 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used EMDR and it was helpful in some ways but not others. It didn't help much with some chronic PTSD symptoms that I have had since I was seven. The way it was most helpful was after I had my first child the nursing triggered me. I had a flashback everytime the baby latched on. EMDR worked wonders. I was able to nurse my baby until he was ready to wean after age 2.

February 22, 2005 7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't like EMDR. It could be the therapist I saw who used it. What I found to be more helpful was a therapist who mixed movement and art therapy. It helped me to be more in touch with my body, and the art helped me learn ways of dealing with flashbacks. I also learned about my own symbolic language. It was all very cryptic at first, but as I healed it all started to make sense.

February 22, 2005 7:21 PM  

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