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EMDR Experience

a.schroeck7 asked 3 weeks ago
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Hi, I’m wondering if anyone with aphantasia has had experience with EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy. If so, I am very interested to hear about your experience with this treatment modality as it typically involves a good amount of visualization.

 

Naomi Hutchinson November 17, 2020 03:16 am

Hi there, I am attempting EMDR therapy currently. My therapist has been very accomodating replacing visualization techniques with other language that I have found suitable. Am happy to share more with you as I progress.

Xindi Li December 02, 2020 02:26 am

Hi, I am only just learning about Aphantia and it is putting a lot of things into context for me. I have been doing EMDR for the past 2-3 years. Whilst I can’t ‘picture’ the momery in my mind, I realise that I recall trumatic memeories using verbal discriptors. I would narrate the memory in my mind and experience the emotions during EMDR sessions. I also find myself ‘analysing’ the memory as I listen to my inner narrator. The good news is, I have found EMDR very helpful. My lack of ability to create mental images has not impacted the very real benefits I’ve experienced to process truma. Good luck with your therapy!

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