Our expert says:
EMI is quackery, without any good quality research showing it to be effective. There's a huge literature on why men ( and some women ) abuse, and on why some mothers tolerate it. Memories may become more vivid and relevant to you at diferent times in your life, for instance when a child of yours reaches an age at which you were abused. Ordinary counselling / therapy can help, and, as Ipve said before, one needs to avoid people who specialize too intensely in abuse issues, as they are too often fanatics riding their own hobby-horse irrespective of your needs. Your psychologist ought to assess the situation, including the question of whether there might be an element of PTSD in your state, which responds to CBT plus SSRI antidepressants.
Remember, though it is easy to talk in such terms, flashbacks happen --- they are not trying to tell you anything, any more than an epileptic fit is trying to tell us something. They are things which happen related to changes in brain chemistry and even architecture caused by exposure to severe trauma
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