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Friday, July 28, 2006

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

I've begun EMDR therapy for my post-traumatic stress. My first appointment was on Wednesday. I was skeptical about it, but nothing else I've done has worked so I decided "what the hell" and gave it a try.

It just might work. After Wednesday's session I didn't really feel like much had been accomplished, but when I woke up this morning something felt different. A little less anxiety. Less compulsion to think about all the crazy shit that's happened in the past. Less obsessive thinking about Princess P. A little more freedom overall. It's nice - I hope it continues. I have another appointment next week - probably 3 or 4 overall.

And of course, just as these things seem to go, Princess P came into the gym tonight. It was an interesting evening. For my part I stuck to my decision about communicating with her and kept my boundaries strong. The autonomic stress and anxiety that has afflicted me when she's around didn't really kick in. I'm crossing my fingers - I like what's happening.

This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men.


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