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You are what You Remember

Jul 19, 2008
You have good memories that can make you feel good to think about as well as bad memories that can make you feel bad. Everyone has these memories and everyone's memories affect how they live.

Our mind stores all of our memories and they're always active, just not in a way our conscious mind is aware of. Because of this, we can constantly be affected by the emotions in our memories. Even memories you don't think you 'remember'.

The strong emotion associated with memories can cause disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. The emotions can also cause more normal life problems, such as anger, stress, sadness, or fear.

Medication commonly prescribed for relief of these issues, but it only attempts to address the 'symptoms' rather than address the cause. The problem is rarely 'fixed' with medication.

The key to long term help with these issues would appear to be the emotional association with the memory. What would happen if that association could be erased, reduced or even changed?

A process is being researched using the medication, propranolol, which works as an "amnesia drug". The theory is to directly disrupt the connection between our memories and the emotions associated with them.

This study, in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, talks about psychiatrists at McGill University and Harvard University using the amnesia drug to disrupt the memories of trauma victims. The drug reduces the emotional part of the memory while leaving the conscious part of the memory.

With this process, people still have the memory, but the emotion is reduced or detached. The potential problems with this process, such as permanence or side effects, are not known.

It all seems a little too sci-fi to me, when there are more reliable, established, and safer methods available.

Hypnosis seems better suited for this process since, when in hypnosis, you are using the emotional part of your mind. This is particularly true with traumatic memories from childhood. When re-experiencing memories from childhood (revivification) a person often "feels" young again, rather than experiencing it with their current age and experience.

Before a hypnotist uses modern hypnosis methods with traumatic memories, they must be properly trained. With the proper training, this process is safe, rapid and reliable. Clients often notice a difference after one session.

Working with issues with these methods are about updating perceptions, and beliefs. Not just in a conscious way, but also in a subconscious, feeling way.
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