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Unread December 14th, 2010, 08:14 PM
Sandra Paulsen Sandra Paulsen is offline
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Default Re: PTSD from near death experience

As I said, I don't have nearly enough information to provide valid advice to you, only general comments.

In general, there are two types of defenses for EMDR therapists to be concerned about:

1) dissociative defenses
2) non-dissociative defenses

Dissociative defenses can be dealt with by hypnosis or a variation on it, ego state therapy and THEN targeted w EMDR.

Non-dissociative defenses can be targeted with EMDR in the form of blocking beliefs and memories of early experiences.

As I said it is the responsibility of the therapist to assess and see which is present and find a safe and appropriate way to proceed. I don't know which you are, and can't possibly know from here. You might speak with your therapist about this post.
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