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Unread July 28th, 2006, 12:31 AM
Sandra Paulsen Sandra Paulsen is offline
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Default Re: EMDR and post medical trauma?

I'll make some general comments here which may or may not apply in your case.

EMDR is generally very helpful with medical trauma, whether the disturbance meets criteria for PTSD or not.

Medical problems that start in childhood can be harder to target, but targetting memory fragments or even body sensations can bring symptom relief to many. An experienced EMDR practitioner knows how to work with targets that are not explicit memories, but are rather bodily held. The somatic channel of information is very fundamental to healing trauma, and talk therapy just doesn't do it.
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