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Unread July 21st, 2005, 04:19 PM
Fleurs Fleurs is offline
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can emdr help for all traumas, like medical procedures, not just abuse and violence?

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Unread July 21st, 2005, 09:04 PM
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I am not familiar with any case reports of EMDR with this type of trauma, but I would expect it to assist. I'd expect that the processing may be experienced as if under partial sedation, so don't be surprised about that.

We'll see if anyone reports experience with it. But it makes sense to try EMDR. Let us know how it turns out.
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Unread July 22nd, 2005, 11:28 PM
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thank you very much for your input.

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P.S. I do feel some relief that you think EMDR could help. I just wanted to thank you for letting me know that.

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Unread July 23rd, 2005, 01:29 AM
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Dr Bob Tinker is a very skillful clinician no doubt, but it sounds like a straightforward target set up of the memory as best as you can access it. And I think that it is not a difficult or expensive test to see if EMDR will help you because you'd know within a few sessions. I would expect that it might help.

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Unread July 31st, 2005, 07:11 PM
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Hi,

While I don't have experience with this, I also agree that it would most likely help.

I also wanted to add that Sandra's comment that you may experience the EMDR as if under partial sedation may be right on target - I have on a number of times used EMDR with women, targetting sexual assaults that involved rape drugs, and they do frequently have at least moments during the EMDR where they feel partially sedated and sometimes even appear as though they are about to lose consciousness. The same has sometimes been true of women who were assaulted during their sleep and woke up during the assault.

I haven't had anyone actually lose consciousness so much as feel and look as though they might, and relive the sleepiness and "in and out" nature of their awareness at the time of the trauma. Not everyone has this type of experience but some people do, so it's good to be aware of it beforehand as it may help with your understanding of what is going on if you do experience something like this.

Take care & good luck with it,

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Unread August 1st, 2005, 11:45 AM
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Thanks for your input, Carol Ann. I really appreciate it.

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