Saturday, September 03, 2005

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Well it has been quite some time since I have been able to make an entry here. Surprisingly, the wakeful nights have subsided and this has really cut into my writing time. Lots of changes have happened since I last wrote a personal entry.

First, my son, who is 17, has moved in. Until, the end of June 2005, he was living with my ex-wife. Due to an array of reasons {not to be discussed here} he moved out of her house and has come to live with us. It has been a joy to have him around full time. Although I must admit having a third person in the house definitely changes the dynamics.

Along with this change comes a new experience. We have been attending sessions based on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Thus the title of this blog. It is a fairly old method, first used with Vietnam vets and rape victims. It targets Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I won't go into details here, but be sure to check out EMDR for more information.

Needless to say, things are looking up and this family is definitely moving forward.

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them - Leo Tolstoy

As Tigger says, "TTFN"

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