• 24 days ago

    RE: Can’t deal with past traumas. Please help!

    Hi Mandylens,

    Yes! You can actually heal from emotional trauma! There IS hope for you! :)

    The one form of treatment that I would totally recommend to you is something called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

    Go to this website

    It's the official EMDR website, and there is lots of information about it. Then, I would look online or also on the above site and search for a therapist who is trained to administer EMDR.

    I want to quote a paragraph from the website just to give you a taste of it.

    "EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes."

    I encourage you to look into EMDR for yourself, and then decide if it might be something for you. Not all modes of therapy work for everyone, but I do know that for those EMDR works, it REALLY works, and not in near a long a time as traditional therapy. I would certainly give it a try, but ONLY with someone who is trained in that area.

    My best to you!

      • 23 days ago
        I will check this website asap. I really appreciate it. Thank you Debbie
      • 23 days ago
        You're welcome! I hope that, if you choose, that you will be able to find a therapist where you live who is trained to do EMDR. Nowadays a lot of therapists are trained in this therapy, so I don't think you should have too hard a time finding one; but you also have to find someone you connect with and like. :)

        I hope the best for you!

  • 13 days ago

    RE: Can’t deal with past traumas. Please help!

    hey, i'm in the same position as you. 20, left uni and rapidly losing hope i will ever be better or feel normal. if u just want to chat then message me, its reassuring to know you're not the only one in the world in your position x
      • 8 days ago
        Thank you for replying Sophanna. I believe you will get better eventually. I want to chat to you, but Idk if this website allows us to