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supreme

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EMDR
« on: April 04, 2018, 03:33:53 am »
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_movement_desensitization_and_reprocessing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOkSm90f2Do

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro which uses eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to assist trauma victims in processing distressing memories and beliefs. It is commonly used for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).[1][2] The theory behind the treatment assumes that when a traumatic or distressing experience occurs, it may overwhelm normal coping mechanisms, with the memory and associated stimuli being inadequately processed and stored in an isolated memory network.[1]

The therapy includes having the patient recall distressing images while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input, such as side-to-side eye movements or hand tapping.[3] EMDR is most commonly used to treat adults with PTSD, but it is also used to treat trauma and PTSD in children and adolescents.


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Re: EMDR
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 08:34:25 am »
Okay, I get it: often bringing up front a traumatic incident includes rapid eye movement and nervous ticks, such as hand or finger twitching, so I can see that consciously doing those things while timebreaking would be additionally  therapeutic. 

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Re: EMDR
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 02:31:53 pm »
Okay, I get it: often bringing up front a traumatic incident includes rapid eye movement and nervous ticks, such as hand or finger twitching, so I can see that consciously doing those things while timebreaking would be additionally  therapeutic.

Yes, a key aspect of this timebreaking is that it involved you using left to right eye movement so that the incident is processed by BOTH brain hemispheres. Trauma apparently is a memory that has not been processed by both hemispheres.

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Re: EMDR
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 03:44:14 pm »
I shall use the eye-shifting practice the next time I have a timebreaking session.

I have no doubt about the brain being a factor.   I've been enhancing my brain with series of dryfasting to remove stagnant lymph. Much of the brain separation is exacerbated by hardened stagnant lymph hindering the flow of neurotransmitters back and forth between hemispheres at a cellular level.

Fortunately the body intelligence knows how to do its part to restore balance to the central nervous system, and during such dryfasting sessions I also have related incidents come up (such as postulates that decided to create the brain separation) - quite intriguing what dryfasting and timebreaking simultaneously can do toward increasing one's sanity.

Many happy RI's for you.