Thread: DID and EMDR
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Unread April 7th, 2009, 12:09 AM
Sandra Paulsen Sandra Paulsen is offline
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Default Re: DID and EMDR

If ANY client has stuck EMDR, EMDR should be set aside until a sufficiency of the client's self is on board with the therapy, the healing and the EMDR. Else it is like pushing the accelerator to the floor while having the emergency brake on. Truly a recipe for suffering, hard on the engine.

It's the client's responsibility to tell the therapist what is and isn't happening, and its the therapists job to not use a procedure if that procedure is not appropriate for where the client is in therapy.

I don't know about you, and I don't know about your therapist, but lots of EMDR therapists mistakenly use EMDR on a DID client before the time is right, causing great upset, and removing dissociative barriers without putting something else in place.

I have not a clue if that applies in your case, but I'm taking the opportunity (AGAIN) to harp on this, as it is the single most common problem - big problem - in EMDR practices.

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