EMDR vs. Talk Therapy - Forums at Psych Central



advertisement
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-18-2019, 07:47 PM #1
DP_2017's Avatar
DP_2017 DP_2017 is online now
Grand Magnate
 
Member Since: Aug 2017
Location: A house
Posts: 4,307
DP_2017 DP_2017 is online now
Grand Magnate
DP_2017's Avatar
DP_2017 has no updates.
 
Member Since: Aug 2017
Location: A house
Posts: 4,307 (SuperPoster!)

1 yr Member
662 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default EMDR vs. Talk Therapy

what are the pros/cons of them? Do you think one is better than the other overall?

t3 suggested EMDR for me for the childhood trauma/phobias but he doesn't do it. Baby T said it could be helpful for me but it's supposedly 10 weeks and I couldn't see a regular T then, if I went with someone in his company.

I'm unsure if EMDR is the way to go but I also feel like I'm a big fail with talk therapy so idk. Any feedback is helpful.
__________________
Grief is the price you pay for love.
DP_2017 is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote

advertisement
Old 04-18-2019, 07:50 PM #2
Omers's Avatar
Omers Omers is offline
Magnate
 
Member Since: Nov 2010
Location: Crimson cattery
Posts: 2,193
Omers Omers is offline
Magnate
Omers's Avatar
Omers has no updates.
 
Member Since: Nov 2010
Location: Crimson cattery
Posts: 2,193

8 yr Member
1,520 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: EMDR vs. Talk Therapy

My T does EMDR and regular therapy with me depending on whatís going on. Personally I would not be successful with an either or set up. Both and is working well for me.
__________________
Thereís been many a crooked path
that has landed me here
Tired, broken and wearing rags
Wild eyed with fear
-Blackmoores Night
Omers is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 07:51 PM #3
susannahsays's Avatar
susannahsays susannahsays is offline
Grand Poohbah
 
Member Since: Jun 2018
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 1,551
susannahsays susannahsays is offline
Grand Poohbah
susannahsays's Avatar
susannahsays has no updates.
 
Member Since: Jun 2018
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 1,551 (SuperPoster!)

Default Re: EMDR vs. Talk Therapy

I found EMDR goofy, but lots of people like it.
__________________
Life is only logical, and to think it's a gift is depressing.
susannahsays is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 07:59 PM #4
DP_2017's Avatar
DP_2017 DP_2017 is online now
Grand Magnate
 
Member Since: Aug 2017
Location: A house
Posts: 4,307
DP_2017 DP_2017 is online now
Grand Magnate
DP_2017's Avatar
DP_2017 has no updates.
 
Member Since: Aug 2017
Location: A house
Posts: 4,307 (SuperPoster!)

1 yr Member
662 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: EMDR vs. Talk Therapy

Quote:
Originally Posted by susannahsays View Post
I found EMDR goofy, but lots of people like it.
What exactly do you do? Look at lights? (I've heard about a light bar)
__________________
Grief is the price you pay for love.
DP_2017 is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 08:00 PM #5
DP_2017's Avatar
DP_2017 DP_2017 is online now
Grand Magnate
 
Member Since: Aug 2017
Location: A house
Posts: 4,307
DP_2017 DP_2017 is online now
Grand Magnate
DP_2017's Avatar
DP_2017 has no updates.
 
Member Since: Aug 2017
Location: A house
Posts: 4,307 (SuperPoster!)

1 yr Member
662 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: EMDR vs. Talk Therapy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Omers View Post
My T does EMDR and regular therapy with me depending on whatís going on. Personally I would not be successful with an either or set up. Both and is working well for me.
Ya it's only if I stick with the same company, which is covered with my insurance and I can skip intake but idk, I wanted a therapy break anyway but I mean I've heard EMDR is overwhelming and if I didn't have regular therapy as an option, idk
__________________
Grief is the price you pay for love.
DP_2017 is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 08:41 PM #6
susannahsays's Avatar
susannahsays susannahsays is offline
Grand Poohbah
 
Member Since: Jun 2018
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 1,551
susannahsays susannahsays is offline
Grand Poohbah
susannahsays's Avatar
susannahsays has no updates.
 
Member Since: Jun 2018
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 1,551 (SuperPoster!)

Default Re: EMDR vs. Talk Therapy

The last therapist had a light bar, headphones, and also these little vibrating things that you held in each hand. They weren't all used at once. I think the light bar and headphones might have been used together. The vibrating doo-dads we did alone.
__________________
Life is only logical, and to think it's a gift is depressing.
susannahsays is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 08:43 PM #7
susannahsays's Avatar
susannahsays susannahsays is offline
Grand Poohbah
 
Member Since: Jun 2018
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 1,551
susannahsays susannahsays is offline
Grand Poohbah
susannahsays's Avatar
susannahsays has no updates.
 
Member Since: Jun 2018
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 1,551 (SuperPoster!)

Default Re: EMDR vs. Talk Therapy

I did not find it overwhelming personally, just silly feeling.
__________________
Life is only logical, and to think it's a gift is depressing.
susannahsays is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 09:37 PM #8
nottrustin's Avatar
nottrustin nottrustin is offline
Grand Magnate
 
Member Since: Jan 2014
Location: n/a
Posts: 3,497
nottrustin nottrustin is offline
Grand Magnate
nottrustin's Avatar
nottrustin has no updates.
 
Member Since: Jan 2014
Location: n/a
Posts: 3,497

5 yr Member
173 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: EMDR vs. Talk Therapy

I think they both have their place and benefits. I find Emdr very intense tv. It will take me a lot longer than 10 weeks for me. One reason is it has taken me a long time to build trust needed to be able to vulnerable enough with. Also we have had to build a lot of grounding skills. Plus because my trauma was so significant for a long period and is so painful we have to work very slowly.

We use the hand vibrationing system
__________________

nottrustin is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 10:10 PM #9
piggy momma's Avatar
piggy momma piggy momma is offline
Poohbah
 
Member Since: Oct 2018
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,071
piggy momma piggy momma is offline
Poohbah
piggy momma's Avatar
piggy momma loves all pigs. ALL. THE. PIGS.
 
Member Since: Oct 2018
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,071 (SuperPoster!)

70 hugs
given
Default Re: EMDR vs. Talk Therapy

Iíve never done EMDR but itís been suggested to me a few times. The T Iím meeting with this summer wants to do it but I said no.

I just looks silly to me and Iím not convinced of itís efficacy. I would feel very silly and self-conscious doing it.
piggy momma is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 10:53 PM #10
nottrustin's Avatar
nottrustin nottrustin is offline
Grand Magnate
 
Member Since: Jan 2014
Location: n/a
Posts: 3,497
nottrustin nottrustin is offline
Grand Magnate
nottrustin's Avatar
nottrustin has no updates.
 
Member Since: Jan 2014
Location: n/a
Posts: 3,497

5 yr Member
173 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: EMDR vs. Talk Therapy

My Emdr worked through one of my childhood issues. It was not one of my most painful memories. After processing on particular memory I can honestly say that memory no longer has such a hold on me.
__________________

nottrustin is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® — Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.



 

advertisement

Psych Central Forums

Psych Central is the leading mental health website, overseen by mental health professionals since 1995.

 

Helplines and Lifelines

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. .

Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.
Please read the full disclaimer.