EMDRIn a bid to zap her inner demons and reset her brain, Alix Strauss decided to try a radical form of treatment: EMDR therapy. By ALIX STRAUSS
I'm in the Hamptons doing a book signing, when my ex-who I had a horrific breakup with and who I haven't seen in more than two years-appears in front of me. He doesn't want an autograph, and I know he already owns my novel; he is clearly here to see me. But as soon as our eyes meet, he loses his nerve and leaves. Instead of going numb as I usually do in traumatic situations, I feel calm and matter-of-fact-in control. A year ago, I would have been a heartbroken basket case, obsessively reviewing in my head other ways the encounter might have gone.
READ MORE: The Best Haircuts for Every Age
When we broke up, I found myself fixating on painful memories of our relationship and unable to move forward with my life. I tried every conventional remedy you can think of: talk therapy (which I'd been doing weekly for three years at that point), endless
Read More »from Can This Radical New Treatment Erase Painful Memories?