- Have you had an experience that horrified or terrified you?
- Have you had an illness or problem that changed everything?
- Do you have disturbing and distressing memories of your experiences?
- Do you have nightmares or night terrors?
- Do you have trouble sleeping?
- Do you have relationship trouble?
- Do you have trouble feeling safe in private, in public, in a quiet environment, in a noisy environment?
- Do you have difficulty trusting?
- Do you lose your temper easily?
- Do you have back pain, stomach problems or headaches that started after your experience?
- Can you sit for 15-90 minutes at a time?
- Can you identify the feelings you are having?
- Can you identify your negative beliefs?
- Do you know what you want to believe?
- Can you trust your own experience?
- Can you tolerate intense emotions for a short period of time?
- Do you have 1-3 hours after a session to relax?
- Can you follow a moving object with your eyes? OR listen to sounds using headphones or earbuds? OR allow the back of your hands or knees to be tapped?
If you have answered yes to 5 or more questions in Part I, and 6 in Part II, you are a good candidate for EMDR.
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