Has anyone tried this therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? I started it yesterday and I have to admit, I was pretty amazed by the whole procedure. It was exhausting and mentally painful at times. But I do believe it is helping me. It made me remember things I had forgotten. Even though it was hard to re-experience it so vividly, it was very helpful to be able to process the stuff with a person who was understanding and supportive. She helped me see the whole experience from a more objective viewpoint, and from that perspective, it is less painful. When I went through the abuse, I was alone and I never talked about it with anybody, and because of that, I pretty much buried the stuff and never dealt with it. But even when you don't deal with the pain, it comes up...in your dreams, in your reactions to other people, and in your experience of living in the world. It was amazing and wonderful to be able to sit down with somebody and really process it without being judged. There are things I blamed myself for, and my therapist helped me understand that I didn't do anything worong. Just being told that I didn't cause my partner to beat me up made so much difference to me. The process was scary, without a doubt, and I got to a point in which I was just so tired that I wanted to STOP and never do it again. But I continued anyway. It was like re-experiencing the whole thing, only this time somebody was there to help me understand it. What an amazing therapy. I've been seeing therapists for four years and I can honestly say this is the first time I have really gotten something out of it. Sitting there talking isn't enough whent he trauma is buried so deeply in your mind. EMDR helps bring it all out and gives you the chance to really work it out. The reason I'm posting this is because I've seen a few other people here say that they suffer from the same disorder. Please consider seeking a therapist that specializes in this treatment. I did read an old post on this subject and somebody said she had a bad experience. I want to stress two things. First, you should NEVER do this unless you have gotten to know and trust the therapist. EMDR can be like taking off your clothes and walking naked down the street! You need to be confortable with your therapist before you can expose those raw and painful emotions! EMDR is not something you can do on your first session. Second, if you try EMDR and it's not working, please consider a different therapist. Not all therapists fit with every client. It's ok to say, "hey, this isn't working for me, but thanks anyway," and then try another therapist. I read somewhere that with therapy in general, it takes the average person THREE tries to get a person they connect with. Don't be afraid to shop around! Sorry if this got too long. I just wanted to tell people how well it worked for me because nobody should suffer from the isolation that PTSD can cause. If there is a solution that works, I want to share it with others!