Trauma is something that we don’t want to deal with in life. It does happen. Traumatic memories are stored in our subconscious as a way to cope.
You may have thought there was a way to erase all bad memories. Television and films may make it seem that hypnosis can erase bad memories. This is a huge misconception. You feel the greatest urge to escape reality’s trauma. The problem is that the more you try to eliminate the memories, the more they will come back into your consciousness.
In these desperate moments, hypnosis seems the best way to get rid of these memories. Hypnotherapy for dealing with trauma is the best way to get rid from traumatic memories.
Modern therapy cannot erase trauma. We wish we could, but it is not possible. Even if memory erasing were possible, it would violate all codes of ethics for any healthcare practitioner. Hypnosis is a fictional representation of memory erasing. It’s only possible to erase memories in a time of desperate need.
We are referring to your safety and health. To mess with the mind is to harm the body. Trauma can have a profound impact on your life. We can take back control.
The Irony In Trying Harder To Forget
Memories can contain more than just subject matter. A single memory can open up other memories or associations, such as thoughts, feelings, people, places, and others. You can erase memory from your brain, but you will also erase other related information.
Your mind acts as its coping mechanism. It takes your emotionally-charged memories and pushes them into your subconscious to protect you from experiencing the same trauma and pain again. This is known as repression. We may have experienced this from our own experience. The trigger connection can cause us to feel upset or even paralysis, and we can relive these emotions.
You can recall a painful memory if you are unable to suppress it. As the memories are retriggered, you will give more weight to them. The bad memory will continue to be active by adding additional emotions like anger and frustration.
Hypnotherapy: Reframing Memory’s Context
Memories and the associated thoughts and emotions are flexible and adaptable. This makes us more open to suggestions and willing to accept minor changes to their original meaning. Your mind replays a memory, and small details are constantly being remolded. We don’t often realize it.
Change the meaning of memory, how you feel about it and how you react to it by creating new associations or narratives. These changes can be made in a “reasonably acceptable” way and do not need to have occurred in real life.
Hypnotherapy can “re-edit the emotional clay” in your mind and replace negative associations with a particular memory. These can be interpreted in the most helpful way for your hypnotherapeutic goals.
Hypnotherapy can help you change your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors connected to memories. Hypnotherapy alters how you recall it rather than the “raw” memory. You can release the symptom by releasing the emotional reaction to the memory.
As we have already mentioned, it is possible to consider tampering with the mind unethical. How it is possible that hypnotherapy can change something in your memory is ethical?
These are some things you should consider:
- You have complete control. You have complete control over what happens.
- The individual can only do hypnosis.
- Your emotional well-being is at stake. It is difficult and personal to decide to seek help. You are finding a professional you trust who can guide you to the emotional positivity you desire is your first step.
- Trauma can impact your quality of life and make it difficult to function. Deciding to change these memories can help you lift the weight.
Reinterpretation Of Memories Can Help With Certain Conditions
Reinterpretation of bad memories can be beneficial for certain areas or conditions.
Phobias And Fears
Many things can cause phobias. These phobias are often learned in childhood when traumatizing experiences can influence our beliefs about an object or situation. Progressive desensitization can also be used to release the emotions associated with the phobia.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
When you submit your trauma experience for memory storage, your mind will present it as “misfiled” and fragmented. Triggers can trigger traumatic memories and cause distressing symptoms such as nightmares, panic attacks, and fits of rage. Hypnotherapy can “refile” the traumatic memory in a safe manner, thereby helping to reduce symptoms of PTSD.