Submitted by dulcinea441 on Sep 23 - 1AM I discovered this while I was surfing the web for PTSD info: http://www.emdr-therapy.com/emdr-faq.html Have any of you tried it? Is it legit? Forums: The Path Forward Forum Thanks guys. I think I will Permalink Submitted by dulcinea441 on Oct 7 - 12AM Thanks guys. I think I will try it. At worst, I suppose it wouldn't hurt, even if it does nothing. my therapist Permalink Submitted by FarmGirl on Oct 6 - 12PM offers this & I will probably try it at this point I'd stand on my head while eating cheezits and yodel the Brazilian national anthem if I thought it would help ;))) LOL! You two are hilarious. Permalink Submitted by Parizade on Oct 9 - 8PM LOL! You two are hilarious. I'm glad to be past that phase, but I remember it well. LOL. I'd consult a Permalink Submitted by dulcinea441 on Oct 7 - 12AM LOL. I'd consult a Zoroastrian soothsayer if thought it would help! there just comes a point when - - Permalink Submitted by FarmGirl on Oct 7 - 11AM we'll do anything to stop this merry go round of insanity I'm at it. I hope. EMDR is now considered standard therapy for PTSD Permalink Submitted by Parizade on Oct 5 - 7PM When EMDR first came out it was rightly regarded with skepticism and considered an "alternative therapy." Now that it has been proven effective in a sufficient number of double blind trials, however, it is no longer considered alternative. The APA and the Veterans Administration both include it in their therapy guidelines for PTSD, as do numerous international health organizations who treat victims of war and torture. That doesn't guarantee it will work for everyone, but right now it is considered the most effective first course of treatment for PTSD. I'm sorry it didn't work for you pilker, and I hope you were able to find something that did. I would caution you against Quackwatch though, Stephen Bennett is the worst kind of narcissist (see http://www.americanchiropractic.net/chiropractic/Quack%20Buster%20busted%20-%20Dr%20S%20Barrett.pdf for details). If you want to look up a procedure to see if it is legitimate, I recommend the Mayo Clinic website, or WebMD. Rapid Resolution Therapy did Permalink Submitted by 58 and going strong on Sep 26 - 10PM Rapid Resolution Therapy did a miracle for me. 58 and going - What is Permalink Submitted by tresor2 on Sep 26 - 10PM Rapid Resolution Therapy? Is it the same as Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy? Glad it worked so well for you. Horse hockey Permalink Submitted by pilker on Sep 23 - 6PM I tried it, maybe 5-6 sessions, and it did absolutely nothing. Some could get a placebo effect, though, I suppose. Later I came across this: http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/mentserv.html EMDR for PTSD Permalink Submitted by ordinarycourage on Sep 23 - 6AM My therapist used this on me to help me get past certain triggering events. I have to say it did seem to help the physical symptoms of PTSD such as tightness in the chest. EMDR Permalink Submitted by tresor2 on Sep 23 - 1AM It's a technique to access the subconscious. Personally, I think Hypnotherapy is more effective.