Good news story submitted by IEMT Practitioner, Glennda Papworth.
Pauline had no prior experience of Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) herself, someone she knew had experienced IEMT for their phobias. She had suffered from a number of phobias that had developed over time. Also, Anxiety, depression and OCD and was on the waiting list for CBT. She was concerned that she had not had a day off sick from work for 14 years but she was feeling she may have to if this continued.
Pauline had obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviours for as long as she could remember. It affected all areas of her life. She was struggling to go out in the sunshine, she couldn't eat anything that was unfamiliar and had an overwhelming health obsession. She had an aversion to smells and felt she had limited mobility and energy.
We began with "The 3 Pillars of Depression" guilt, regret, shame and remorse and the identity pattern was used for her own identity. Parts of her identity were much older feeling out of control, running out of time to be happy and completely responsible and another part was much younger, "I can't do it, I won't make the right choices" once updated the client felt more positive, still got time and playful and element of youth.
Pauline attended the follow-up session two weeks later. She seemed relaxed and mentioned changes that had occurred within the two weeks. She had had an aversion to smells including her cleaning products and during this time had been using them. She also mentioned that previously any buffet food or someone bringing in homemade food she not eating it and would have rather put it in the bin. In between sessions, someone brought a cake into work and she found she was eating it and actually enjoyed it.
In the follow up 'The 3 Pillars of Depression' were used this time they were panic, worry, anxiety and the realisation for the client was when she said 'What a waste!' she elaborated on those words, she had limited her time and energy on those areas of her life, that had been so consumed by the phobia's and she was not doing the things she had wanted to do.
"Feeling more optimistic, more carefree and less self-obsessed".