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Jayne tells us about her experience of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and how a talking therapy called EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) helped her to overcome it.

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Jayne: Since it happened, every day it was like a constant battle in my head, and I did everything to try and forget about what happened that day, but I just couldn’t. Some days I’d be really angry for no reason at all, and then other days I’d be on high alerts, and then the flashbacks started, and that was really intense, and really unhelpful.

So, what it was like for me, was like replaying a movie, a really awful scene of a movie, over and over again, but it was live in my head, and I could feel it, I could taste it, I could touch it, it was really intense. And, my heart would be pounding, and I’d be sweating and always trying to catch my breath, it was just out of control.

I first came across Insight’s website when it popped up on Facebook, and I noticed that there was a lot of information on there about PTSD, and it looked like it had been written for me, and I liked the fact that that you could refer online, which was really helpful because I was very nervous about doing it to start with. And I had a treatment called EMDR, which helps you process it. The therapist was really supportive from start to finish and I had a chance to be able to get all of this confusion I was having and all the buzzing around in my head, it was put in a place so that I could think straight and just be a lot clearer.