About 2 years ago, I wrote "The ‘D’ word", in which I described my experience at that point with dysphoria. A lot has changed in the two years since, so I'm revisiting the topic to see if I can find any new or helpful information.
My EMDR sessions often lead to me having epiphanies about myself. This post gets into some of the epiphanies I had as a result of my first session (dealing with a painful memory).
When we left off, I had completed my first session with EMDR, and had one revelation on my way home from the appointment. I was still a little skeptical, but still open to trying more.
EMDR is a psychotherapy to reprocess a painful memory while your brain is simultaneously bilaterally stimulated. It's a fancy way of saying that you return to a memory while something (minimally distracting) is working to make sure both the right and left hemispheres of your brain are engaged. Here's my experience with my first session.