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Rapid eye movement exercises

Posted by ian24 on December 25, 2003, at 10:13:44

I once read in of all places, Penthouse, an article about eye movement therapy. It mimics the movement of rem sleep. Anyway you pick a spot to look at on far left of your field of vision and then on right. Then you basically look from the left to right and left to right fast . It relaxes the hell out of you. I once told a therapist and he had heard of it but wasn't too impresssed. It's almost like breathing right

 

Re: Rapid eye movement exercises

Posted by nicky847 on December 25, 2003, at 10:31:16

In reply to Rapid eye movement exercises, posted by ian24 on December 25, 2003, at 10:13:44

Ian-
YES! rapid eye movement therapy has worked for me in the past..my therapist does it with me sometimes to help get rid of obsessive thoughts..it is supposed to help your body process these thoughts and get them out of your system...when we were doing it i thought he was nuts..but then lo and behold i could feel measurable and sustained improvement after that..

> I once read in of all places, Penthouse, an article about eye movement therapy. It mimics the movement of rem sleep. Anyway you pick a spot to look at on far left of your field of vision and then on right. Then you basically look from the left to right and left to right fast . It relaxes the hell out of you. I once told a therapist and he had heard of it but wasn't too impresssed. It's almost like breathing right

 

Re: Rapid eye movement exercises

Posted by linkadge on December 25, 2003, at 11:21:23

In reply to Re: Rapid eye movement exercises, posted by nicky847 on December 25, 2003, at 10:31:16

There is some scientific evidence to back this up, it's not entire quackery. If you notice, when somebody asks you a qestion, if you look up-left then you're telling the truth. If you look up-right then it's likely that you're fabricating the story. If find that when I am praying, and trying to break the boundaries of my ego, and let it all out, I find myself looking up-left a lot of the time. Eye movement often indicates whats happeneing in the brain. Weird


Linkadge

 

Re: Rapid eye movement exercises ian24

Posted by sfmom on December 26, 2003, at 23:27:25

In reply to Rapid eye movement exercises, posted by ian24 on December 25, 2003, at 10:13:44

Well, I don't know why or how it works, but it has done wonders for me. It doesn't help you remember stuff you've forgotten but helps you get through past experiences and emotions with a clearer view. Like I said, don't know why it works, but it does.

 

Re: Rapid eye movement exercises

Posted by CajunBelle on December 27, 2003, at 10:33:08

In reply to Re: Rapid eye movement exercises ian24, posted by sfmom on December 26, 2003, at 23:27:25

Is there any place to go in order to learn how to do the rapid eye movement exercises? How exactly is this done?

Cajunbelle

 

Re: Rapid eye movement exercises

Posted by ian24 on December 27, 2003, at 14:04:35

In reply to Re: Rapid eye movement exercises, posted by CajunBelle on December 27, 2003, at 10:33:08

go to google and see what it says

 

Re: Rapid eye movement exercises

Posted by Alexs on December 27, 2003, at 18:14:49

In reply to Re: Rapid eye movement exercises, posted by linkadge on December 25, 2003, at 11:21:23

> If you notice, when somebody asks you a >qestion, if you look up-left then you're telling >the truth. If you look up-right then it's likely >that you're fabricating the story.

Is this a personal observation, or did you read about it somewhere?

 

Re: Rapid eye movement exercises

Posted by CraigD on December 27, 2003, at 18:58:15

In reply to Re: Rapid eye movement exercises, posted by Alexs on December 27, 2003, at 18:14:49

This therapy is called EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization something or other, and can be very powerful in some people (myself included).

It is best to work with a therapist trained in this. I see a separate therapist just for EMDR to help reduce anxiety, false beliefs, and tramuatic childhood shit that still plagues me.

Just a warning if you pursue this, however, it can stir up some real nasty shit before you feel better. So be prepared.

 

Re: Rapid eye movement exercises Alexs

Posted by linkadge on December 27, 2003, at 19:48:52

In reply to Re: Rapid eye movement exercises, posted by Alexs on December 27, 2003, at 18:14:49

Well actually, I saw it on the movie "The Negotiator" but, I did a little research and found out that it was fairly acurate. Of course you can train yourself to do the opposite, but if you're not thinking about it, most likely one will do this on instinct.


Linkadge

 

Re: please be civil CraigD

Posted by Dr. Bob on December 27, 2003, at 21:52:39

In reply to Re: Rapid eye movement exercises, posted by CraigD on December 27, 2003, at 18:58:15

> it can stir up some real nasty sh[*]t

Sorry to be a prude, but please don't use language that could offend others:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/faq.html#civil

Thanks,

Bob

PS: Follow-ups regarding posting policies, and complaints about posts, should be redirected to Psycho-Babble Administration; otherwise, they may be deleted.

 

Re: Rapid eye movement exercises

Posted by leopard on December 28, 2003, at 2:55:19

In reply to Rapid eye movement exercises, posted by ian24 on December 25, 2003, at 10:13:44

> I once read in of all places, Penthouse, an article about eye movement therapy. It mimics the movement of rem sleep. Anyway you pick a spot to look at on far left of your field of vision and then on right. Then you basically look from the left to right and left to right fast . It relaxes the hell out of you. I once told a therapist and he had heard of it but wasn't too impresssed. It's almost like breathing right

EMDR works. Not only has it been proven as very effective, I too can personally vouch for it. I have sped up my "shrinking" by half since I added this to my therapy. It rocks! Good luck.

 

Re: Rapid eye movement exercises

Posted by cajunbelle on December 28, 2003, at 8:32:10

In reply to Re: Rapid eye movement exercises, posted by leopard on December 28, 2003, at 2:55:19

Thank You so much for the info :)

Cajunbelle


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