How I Feel After EMDR Therapy

May 23, 2022 Liana M. Scott

A little while ago I wrote about my experience with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I had never heard of EMDR until my therapist, who specializes in trauma therapy, introduced it to me as a way to treat the panic and anxiety I experience associated with a trauma I recently suffered. Now, I'd like to share how I feel immediately following an EMDR session.

How I Feel Immediately After EMDR

I decided to do this blog immediately following my EMDR therapy session so that I could relay exactly how I feel when I'm done. In a word—exhausted. I don't know if everybody feels this way after EMDR therapy, but I do. I guess my brain is so busy reprocessing the emotions of the trauma that when I'm done, I just want to lie down, rest, and give myself the self-care I need

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June, 24 2022 at 6:07 pm

Yes! I have the same intense exhaustion after an EMDR treatment. My therapist always says that I should not plan for activities or tasks after my session and to take it easy the rest of the day. Completely normal.

May, 30 2022 at 6:31 am


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