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Unread November 9th, 2010, 01:09 PM
xena467 xena467 is offline
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Question How to Determine Which Target to Focus On?

Hi there

I am currently doing EMDR therapy and am quite new to it. At first, my therapist said that I should deal with the earliest traumatic memories first (the first being a car accident I had when I was two) and the latest traumatic experiences towards the end. However, the earliest traumatic incident of being in a hospital at 2 years old reminds me of a later incident of being institutionalized for a mental "breakdown" at age 33. And I'm starting to wonder if perhaps we should have worked on the latest traumatic incident first and worked backwards instead of the earliest incident and moving forwards. Any thoughts on this?

And btw, I'm 36 now.

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