There are many kinds of symptoms or problems clients bring to EMDR therapy from home, work, or relationships. People tend to think that EMDR only helps people who suffer from severe experiences like auto accidents, war, sexual abuse and rape. If you have suffered from these traumas, EMDR might be very helpful for you. But other issues can also be helped with EMDR.
Answer the following questions with a “Yes” or “No” to see if EMDR might be helpful to you.
|I find it difficult to be assertive in my relationships at work or at home.||Yes ____ No ____|
|I struggle with my body image thinking I’m fat when others think my body is thin, or vice versa.||Yes ____ No ____|
|I over eat when I get emotionally upset.||Yes ____ No ____|
|I feel anxious or depressed most of the time.||Yes ____ No ____|
|I have the tendency to procrastinate and feel bad about myself.||Yes ____ No ____|
|I have behaviors that sabotage my efforts to succeed.||Yes ____ No ____|
|I have a low tolerance for frustration or anger.||Yes ____ No ____|
|I have a difficult time concentrating.||Yes ____ No ____|
|I have lost interest in activities that used to bring me pleasure.||Yes ____ No ____|
|I fight a lot and experience a lot of anger.||Yes ____ No ____|
|I abuse substances and have an addiction.||Yes ____ No ____|
|I struggle with making decisions.||Yes ____ No ____|
|I experience somatic Illnesses that doctors can’t explain.||Yes ____ No ____|
|I am experiencing some sexual dysfunction.||Yes ____ No ____|
|I feel panic a lot during the day or night.||Yes ____ No ____|
If you said “yes” to any of the above questions you might benefit from some EMDR Therapy.
We recommend that you consult with an EMDR Therapist to determine if EMDR might be helpful to you. Go to our Find A Therapist link to see if there is an EMDR Therapist in your area.
You might also be interested in “EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists” written by Barb Maiberger for more information about EMDR.