There is a few threads of recent about EMDR. I am currently seeing a therapist who is facilitating EMDR approx. every second session. As I said in the other thread, it seems to take the edge off a bit and does seem to be helping. Its difficult to explain but my brain just is more able to focus on a particular memory or a particular topic better. I have less "I don't know" answers to the questions my therapist asks.
Anyways heres what I said in another thread recently, and the link to the thread below.
EMDR is a technique which involves stimulating both sides of the brain simultaneously in order to process thoughts and feelings quicker. At least, that's how my therapist has described it to me. There are 3 ways that I know of to use it.. the 1st is by touch in the palm of the hands, my therapist uses vibrating paddles. Another way is audio and another way is visual with lights.
From my experience, its extremely exhausting, but it seems to help take the edge off. I have my EMDR appointments setup for days that I don't work because in all honesty, there's no way i'd be able to work after EMDR. A friend of mine was musing the other day that the perfect thing for an afternoon after EMDR is "Netflix"... which I think is so true. I never feel like doing much of anything afterwards, im always so exhausted and just want to sleep or lay on the couch and do something mindless.
I do recommend it, but I do recommend proceeding with it carefully. I made sure to find a therapist that specialized in more than EMDR so that she could recommend whether or not it would be a good tool to be applied to my situation.
The thread is found HERE
and there is a fairly good discussion on EMDR...
All the best,