Jump to content
  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • Trouble Remembering? This helped me.

    I have memory problems and as some of you may know I highly recommend Evernote and have for years. Though I've found that writing helps me remember more. I ran across Tom's videos on youtube, I'm a bit geeky and I also use an IPad so if you take notes on your IPad or you are thinking of going paperless check it out. I'm really happy with it, I use it with a program called Noteshelf 2.

    Click here to purchase your digital journal. HadIt.com receives a commission on each purchase.

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading


  • 0
Buck52

Virtual EMDR Therapy??? Anyone had this?

Question

 My VA Therapist used this treatment on me on my last session and said we will start it next week?

Any one use the Virtual  EMDR Therapy to help with PTSD? Anxiety, Depression, Guilt? ect,,,ect,,,,

Virtual EMDR is online therapy based on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

 What was your reaction to it?..Did It help you?

She took her finger/hand and waved it across back and forth in front of me as I watch her hand with my eyes  never moving my head   she did this for about a minute or two( seems like longer) we did this 4 times

each time she stopped  she ask me just what was I thinking at the end  and ask me on a scale from 1 -10 my anxiety level???

I am confused as to what to say?  this is all new to me  my answer was '' I am sorry but I a confused or I really do not understand this? she said what was you thinking when I stopped my hand  and what was your anxiety level...I was confused  but told the truth my anxiety level was high.

Not sure just how this helps?  I will ask her that next session.

But if any of you have used this therapy method did it help you ?(explain) please

Thanks

Buck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recommended Posts

  • 0

So my wife and I have both done this and it does seem to help us both in different ways.  The biggest and hardest part for me is to let go!  If you can't let go you will not allow you mind to open up.  

The idea is with the rapid eye moments it will open up past trauma or events which happened to you.  Where you may be missing a detail or more and you need to realize this so you can deal with the real issue and not what you think the issue is!

It is a very personal and in-depth look at you and what is causing the issues.  It does give more tools to help deal with the underlaying issues you have.  

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Buck, this is the easiest and best advise you can get today. If Shrek says it works for him, that would be good enough for me. Why not give it a GOOD try and see. As we all know, this is a moving medical science, and some things can and do work for some people, and for others not so much. I'd certainly trust Shrek and his opinion. What's the saying; nothing ventured, nothing gained?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Having suffered with PTSD (70% TDIU P&T) for over 20 years I found the different medications and treatment methods made me worse or left me at least confused so I have sucked it up and go fishing whenever possible among other things.   It seems like every week or month the VA comes up with some new "therapy" method like a fad that one never hears about again after a year or so.  It is all very confusing and I stay away from shrinks as they harmed me a long time in Texas.  I wish nothing but good luck for all other PTSD vets out there.

I former VA PTSD counselor with a PHD in clinical psychology and many years of working with PTSD vets at VA and private practice has said there is no magic cure for PTSD but only learning coping skills as best as one can.

This guy is also a former combat medic with the Marines in the Vietnam war and has also suffered from a life time of PTSD.

Edited by Dustoff 11
new info

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Dustoff I can agree on fishing. It's pretty damn hard to have a bad day of fishing. Just being out there is good for any kind of disability. What the hay, you might catch a bass once in a while too!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Well I was not thinking about my stressors or war related crap I try my best not to think about what happen what I seen and what I did  that was years ago,

when she ask me what I was thinking about when she stopped..I had no Ideal she wanted me to mention or any parts of my stressors?  actually I was thinking what I wanted for lunch but I never mention that to her I just said I was not thinking about anything in particular but my stress/anxiety level was getting higher at the moment.

I agree with dustoff11,go fishing...but I have avoiding problems I do not like to mingle in the public or be out in public  I only go out in public when I absolutely have to rather VA  Appointments or having to go to the grocery store I get what I need and get back home   my home  and bedroom is my sanctuary  so-to speak.

I don't really mind going to the VA Therapist because she has help me cope with this crap  learning me the tools needed to get by during a panic attact  and anxiety flare ups..I have anger Issues and I've had it a long time  take it out on my kids while they were growing up and my spouse...I am lucky she stayed with me all these years  and my children are grown up now educated and have good jobs and their own family's  and the biggest thing to me is they don;t hate me for the way I treated them during their childhood I deprived my family of a lot of happy things because of my behavior, we never went to family get togethers and my spouse covered for me all these years when someone would ask her whats wrong with me.

Tried for years to hide my behavior problem and finally seeked help. (at the VA)

No I was never physically abusive to my family  just was never active to go do the things family's would do together .

but I just can't cope in public  if someone walks up to me I go into fighting mode and my heart rate goes up  and anxiety gets the best of me...I still have a fear of everyone wanting to do harm to me   you guys know that have PTSD  knows what I mean here..I just can't get myself to understand or get out of this train of thought OR Lose the Avoidiness ..I go to therapy because that is why I am alive today  and just getting on hadit and trying to help veterans win claims and visiting with you all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Ads

  • Our picks

    • Need your support - T-shirts Available - Please buy a mug or a membership
      if you have been thinking about subscribing to an ad-free forum or buying a mug now would a very helpful time to do that.

      Thank you for your support
        • Like
      • 18 replies
    • OK everyone thanks for all the advice I need your help I called VSO complained about length of time on Wednesday of this week today I checked my E benefits and my ratings are in for my ankles that they were denying me 10% for each bilateral which makes 21% I was originally 80% now they’re still saying I’m 80% 

      I’m 50% pes planus 30% migraine headaches 20% lumbar 10% tinnitus and now bilateral 21% so 10% left and right ankle Can someone else please do the math because I come up with 86% which makes me 90 what am I missing please help and thank you
    • I was denied SC for IBS and GERD IN 2011. In 2019 I was awarded SC for GERD. This CUE  is for 2011, both GERD and IBS. There are some odd aspects regarding the 2011 decision, the way it was written and the C&P report and the way it was written. I've tried to present this as clearly as I can. Note: the decision contradicts itself. the decision also contradicts the C&P Report. Honestly, I think the rater just got confused because the C&P was so poorly written. *THIS CUE HAS NOT YET BEEN SUBMITTED*Please let me know what you think. Appreciate all comments and suggestions. Thanks.

       

      VA RATING DECISION MARCH 23 2011 GERD IBS.pdf C P REPORT 7312010 GERD IBS.pdf GERD IBS CUE 2011(1).pdf

      C P ADDENDUM REQUEST RE DIAGNOSIS 7232010.pdf
      • 56 replies
    • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims
      When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a Veterans Affairs Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about when it comes to filing Veterans Affairs Disability Claims. [Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog]
      • 0 replies
    • Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemptions by State
      Alabama 
      A disabled veteran in Alabama may receive a full property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service and has a net annual income of $12,000 or less.
      • 0 replies
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines