Saturday, February 27, 2010

Why it is NOT a Good Idea to Request That Your Memories be Erased

THE PAST IS THE PAST. Our life experiences are not meant to paralyze us, but sometimes they do. Sometimes we dwell on the past and cannot leave it behind.  You cannot change the past, however, you CAN release the emotional charge a particular memory or event holds for you allowing you to change your perception of an event. The result is in your becoming a much stronger, happier individual than if you simply swept the memory under an internal mental rug.

It is not recommended to purposely remove memories, even the painful ones. I think it's unethical.  There is something of value to learn from every experience you have, even the difficult ones. The object is to effectively  detach/distance yourself from  the emotionally charged content to allow for an impartial/neutral review of the target event should you ever need to remember that information for some reason or should there be a message to learn from it.

Challenging experiences teach us what to avoid, what to do differently, what you might say to help someone else if they were in the same situation. Hypnosis helps the individual detach (dissociate) from the memories and have their unconscious examine those memories and extract any useful information and knowledge.  An individual may then keep those lessons and choose to discard the rest. In the future when faced with a particular person or thought from a past emotionally disturbing event you will find that you are surprisingly unaffected by it.

Hypnosis enables you to look at things in a way that is so detached you feel nothing (neutral). This is what facilitates and promotes rapid growth in an individual.  Out of the past emerges a new you. 

"I treasure all of the experiences I've had in my life. Each experience in your life was absolutely necessary in order to take you to the next place, and the next, up until this very moment." - Dr. Wayne Dyer

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