Reason to hope
Body Institute, practiced meditation, and attended two different support groups. Although these methods certainly had their benefits, after five years I still felt as if I could slingshot into my deepest grief with the slightest trigger. I debated whether to try taking Prozac or find a therapist who could use EMDR. I chose the non-pharmaceutical route. I had no specific hopes for EMDR, especially since none of my previous treatments had succeeded in helping me move out of my depression. After only four EMDR sessions, I have noticed a significant shift in my attitude about the same triggers that would have otherwise caused me deep emotional pain. I have come to have hope again that, someday, I will be able to fully enjoy my life - a belief that I had long ago given up.
Original Work Citation
Gery, L. (2001, January 28). Reason to hope. Boston, MA:The Boston Globe, Magazine, 4
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