Sandra Bullock was recently on the show “Red Table Talk,” where she talked about going through tough times in her life.
Bullock said she thought she was going to die after her body started failing her due to the extreme amount of stress she was dealing with.
She talked about just how stressful she was at one point in her life. “I was looking at my body, and I said, “It’s going to break,” Bullock said on the “Red Table Talk.”
She talked about going through stressful moment after stressful moment and that those stressful moments took a toll on her body. She even told herself that she needed to take inventory of herself and pull herself together or else she’d die.
While talking with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield Norris, Bullock said she used eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to heal after a stalker broke into her home while she was inside on June 2014.
The actress said that she wasn’t the same after that traumatizing situation. She said she used EMDR session, which is used to help people with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.
“When I got out of it, I realized I had surrounded myself often with unsafe people and situations myself… I have no one else to blame but myself… because that was the most familiar feeling I had,” she said.
Bullock also said that the EMDR journey forced her to reevaluate her life and herself. “I had to take ownership of everything that I brought into my world because it felt comfortable and I realized it no longer had a place.”
“Vanity got me out of it.” “I was looking at my body, and I said, ‘It’s going to break.” It was not responding well to what was happening.”
Bullock said that the stressful situation started with her son, Louis, who had a grand mal seizure, and she thought he died.
“Two days later, I pulled my hair tight went to the Academy Awards, pulled it too tight,” Bullock said. “A day later, I was bitten by a poisonous spider. My hair starts falling out. I have alopecia spots everywhere. I’m like, What the h—?”
“I literally had to take inventory, going, “If I don’t pull it together, I’m going to die. Something is going to happen to my body that I can’t control… and I can control almost everything… so EMDR, I sought counsel, and I would seek it again,” she said.
Watch the full “Red Table Talk” Episode below.
Sandra Bullock's Most Important Role
Oscar Winner Sandra Bullock opens up about her motherhood journey and the moments that have shaped her. The usually private superstar talks about adoption, the traumas of the foster care system, co-parenting, the life-changing experiences that led her to seek a unique style of therapy, and what parenting two Black children has taught her.Posted by Red Table Talk on Tuesday, November 30, 2021
“It was my children who showed me that unless I pull it together right now, I’m not going to be around to have the moments that I want to have,” she said.