OK, so I posted a question on a DID forum as to whether anyone has found EMDR to be helpful and I got quite a few responses warning me of the dangers of it or about negative experiences had. I have talked about EMDR a few times on my blog too and a few times had comments from people who found it to be a negative experience or a set back and from others warning me of the risks for people with DID. I've read blogs with similar views.
This is all very worrying seeing as EMDR is in the pipelines for me/parts. My psychologist has suggested using EMDR with Ebony, an alter to help them develop a safe place they can go to when feeling overwhelmed. She says that the work wouldn't involve getting Ebony to talk or think about difficult things.
I guess what I want to know is, has anyone found it useful? And does anyone know if any studies have looked at the effectiveness of EMDR for more complex trauma? What is your opinion of EMDR?
Any thoughts, views or wisdom welcome!