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Progress with EMDR

The “key stone” moment that sent me into the oblivion of PTSD happened while hearing the president of Fuji Bank name all twelve of his employees who were lost in the World Trade Center disaster. Incredibly, now as I type this, my eyes are dry. It used to be that …

Negative EMDR Affects

March 30, 2015 Last night I had a 9-11 dream. It was 2001. I had a list in front of me that looked a lot like XML, which is what I work with now. The lines were mostly red with a few in black here and there. I don’t remember …

Grief Relived

Today I went to therapy and Eamonn administered EMDR for the second time. We went through all seven steps for working on one set of related situations. The set included seeing a TSA officer checking IDs and plane tickets, which has been a trigger, and being on the phone answering …

Two steps forward, One step back

Some say that one can never heal completely from PTSD. I had a hard time believing that. But the fact is, PTSD doesn’t just happen from one trauma. It develops over multiple traumas. While I seemed to be mostly healed from the traumas of 9-11, other traumatic events can easily …