Yesterdays session was HARD. The hardest one yet.

I have been drawing a bit of a blank at the sexual abuse/ assault stuff for some reason and My therapist asked me last week if ever I had been physically abused, I said by who she said by anyone so I told her about my dad hitting me and grabbing me by the throat this then led into all the abusive relationships I have had in my adult life.

She was looking at me in sheer disbelieve.

I said I know its a mess 😦

She then said –  I just think your amazing, to which I just brushed off i certainly am not amazing at all. everything was just the norm at the time I expected it all to happen so none of it was a surprised.

She said why dont we work on the physical abuse this week, I said yes that would be fine, as I was telling her everything I could feel my heart palpating and the panic and pain rising up. She said we should of started at stage 4 of the EMDR really as she wasnt aware of all this other stuff which indicates I have CPTSD as apposed to PTSD

In each session the believe that comes up for me is I am unlovable, every time I say I am alone and noone wants me.

We started on the memory of my dad having my by the throat on the floor when I was about 13, he had his hand raised to me as if to punch me and he said ” The only reason I am not hitting you is because you have your fucking glasses on”

So I focused on this memory and the bi lateral stimulation begins and the tear start flowing and flowing and flowing, my throat closes up and I cant speak, the pain my my heart is so raw its like my heart is going to come out of my chest and then I start with these great big shudders of sobs that keep escaping out, I had to put my hand to my head to hide myself as i was doing it as the feelings coming up where embarrassment and shame.

Through out this whole session I know what needs to come out and I was not letting it out, I dont want it out. I felt like i was holding on to a chair at a really scary movie expect it wasnt a movie this is my life. My whole body was freezing through out this session to not let the dreaded realisation out that I have blocked out my whole life.

She kept saying thats good thats good, let the little girls feelings out, let the little girls feelings out as I was sobbing and hiding in the chair but I still couldn’t properly really. I know there is loads more in there and I know there is nothing to be scared of anymore but the little me inside just cant do this.

We stopped about 15 mins before the end and she said do I want to carry on to which I said no. I have never had to do that before either. I could of cried and cried and screamed and screamed all day. It didn’t stop when I got home either I curled up in a ball and cried to my partner saying I am broken and the pain is too much to bare.

I started asking him questions about his Dad as my partners Dad wanted nothing to do with him, its very sad and I know he harbors a lot of pain and maybe it was selfish of me to ask him how he feels about it. He didn’t really want to go into much detail about it. I suppose I want someone to tell me there ok about there Dads and what they have been through.

I still feel ashamed and embarrassed about all of this. I want to hang my head in shame that I wasnt lovable.




8 thoughts on “EMDR Session 5 – Unlovable Me

  1. Just followed your blog! So glad to see another survivor with CPTSD trying out EMDR. It is tough to revisit painful traumas and yours really sound very painful! I am so sorry for your pain and just remember that just because your Dad wasn’t able to love you, doesn’t mean you are unlovable. I know that is easier said than felt, (i have been there too) but you are worthy and lovable and have nothing to feel ashamed of.. Hug ❤


    • Thank you so much for your comment it really means a lot, I’m sorry you have been there too, I wouldn’t wish any of this on my worst enemy but blogging and meeting people like you is really helping my journey, hugs right back at you too! Xx

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  2. WOW! I am new to blogging and I am so glad I found your site. I also have CPTSD and I am working with EMDR. IT IS SO TOUGH AT TIMES. Every session I have lately I cry and sob and yes it stays with me all day and all night. Its so hard to explain what it does to you to others who have not experienced it! I am still trying to let things come out as well but I know how much it hurts.


    • Thank you so much for sharing this with me, i hope the EMDR is helping you. I had a break since this session my next is on the 5th september i just didnt feel like it last week 😦 there are lots of really good bloggers on here who are going through the same thing hope you find some comfort in knowing your not alone in dealing with it i know its horrendous xx


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