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« Last Edit: October 10, 2014, 09:49:01 PM by Rain »

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 04:02:58 PM »
Thanks for the link. Interesting to hear that so many PTSD survivors find this physical angle so helpful - yoga, dancing, acupuncture and so on. It reminds me of what Peter Levine does.

It would be nice though if there were some agreement on what actually helps with PTSD and CPTSD. To judge from that article, it's like pot-hitting - you keep on crawling along by the skin of your teeth and grasping at things until something works.


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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 12:43:55 PM »
Thank you Rain for the Van der Kolk article. It was very haunting. Although pretty lengthy too, it brought all (or most) of the conventional and accepted therapies for PTSD in one place. I had a beloved therapist who was intent on bringing desensitization to me. He was eager to have me repeat a traumatic experience 3 times within the session. After the first time, in which I cried so hard I could hardly breathe, he became tearful too, and never asked that again.

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 02:52:43 PM »
ohhhh no, BeHea1thy!   I am so sorry ...3 times re-traumatized.

Balance...the word "balance" in all of life.

This brings tears in reading what you went through.   And your T was trying to help.   oh sigh.

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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 09:16:25 PM »
Good heavens BH, so sorry to hear that you were retraumatized.  :hug:  I had a similar experience with EMDR and understand now that while it is effective with PTSD, it must be tailored for CPTSD. 

Perhaps these might be a good bad examples for the "What We Want Mental Health Professionals to Know About CPTSD" thread.  I don't want to scare anyone away from therapy, just to have something to take or show their T's about what they should know about CPTSD before choosing a particular treatment approach.   

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2014, 04:13:26 PM »
Excellent idea! I will move this.