I recently started EMDR therapy. I am never shy about sharing that I go to a therapist...just for LIFE. I like being happy. And one way to stay happy is to take anti-depression medications. Another way, which has been scientifically proven to equal the same reactions and success rate as depression meds, is talk therapy. So I go for the med-free path. But I do NOT say everyone should be avoiding meds, if it will save your life: take the pills. But my most recent experience with my therapist has been SO INTERESTING.
We started EMDR. And it gently, subtly and dramatically brings up weaknesses manifesting in the body, dealing with old pain and ancient hurt that is HOLDING YOU BACK. I feel like a whole, brand new woman since my first experience with it.
I held two vibrating discs in my hands, one in each. And I had ear phones on my head that were taking turns making soft tones in my left, then right ear, back and forth and back and forth. This works on balancing the left and right hemispheres of the brain, thus bringing balance, somehow to your past, present and future mind and body. My therapist had me envisioning positive images, personal to me. Then he had me talk through whatever "came up" or came to mind as my hands and ears buzzed back and forth.
I am going back for more. I was freaking out crying toward the end and he made me feel safe and warm, healed and happy. I have no idea what happened, but I LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I feel like a leaner, healthier, calmer and more patient woman and Mom ever since. Learn more here, I highly recommend it, if you can find a really good, well-trained EMDR therapist in your area: http://www.emdr.com/general-information/what-is-emdr/what-is-emdr.html
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