What’s Really In Your Brain?
Back in the seventies, a troubling trend started to happen.
Some psychologists got the big idea that dysfunctional adults had emotional issues because of repressed childhood memories.
Which set up a very disturbing situation.
Not unlike how people can easily be coerced into giving false confessions to the police.
It’s more or less the same structure.
First, we’ll look at how it happens in therapy.
Suppose you’ve got an adult that isn’t quite satisfied with life.
And they go see a shrink.
And suppose the shrink has a “theory” that adult dysfunction is based on repressed childhood memory.
The therapist is a recognized authority figure.
The patient is seeking the therapist for help.
The Milgram experiment showed how even a FAKE authority figure can get people to shock an innocent person, BEGGING for the shocks to stop.
The shocks weren’t real, but they giver of the shocks didn’t know that.
That’s how POWERFUL authority figures are.
So anyhow, back in therapy.
The poor patient is sitting there, looking at Dr. Whatever.
Dr. Whatever has a belief that the patient has had some horrible things they can’t remember.
So Dr. Whatever FINDS proof of those memories through therapy.
So the poor patient, HOPING for relief, willingly goes along with this search for childhood trauma.
And they find it, even though it didn’t happen.
Childhood memories are extremely sketchy anyhow.
And if the patient beliefs that by “finding” these “memories” they’ll get better, it’s very easy to believe them.
Especially when they are led their by the authority, Dr. Whatever.
What about cops?
During interrogations, cops are allowed to lie.
They use plenty of linguistic tricks to slide the poor suspect into a completely false memory.
Especially after several hours of being hammered.
I Did It!
Hammered by cops, recognized authorities who are telling the suspect HORRIBLE things will happen if they don’t confess.
After long enough, from a pure cost-benefit analysis, in the moment (with sleep deprivation and being emotionally wrecked) the suspect BELIEVES it’s better to confess than continue to suffer.
So their ego creates a TEMPORARY belief that they did indeed do the crime.
And many times, they wake up the next day, after having a night’s sleep, and are HORRIFIED about what happened.
Unfortunately, taking back confessions isn’t so easy.
So, what does this mean?
Aside from being very careful when choosing a therapist and NEVER talking to the cops unless you’ve got an attorney, our memories are NOT NEARLY as solid as we think we are.
We have a couple of ways to respond to this.
One, feel uncertain about who we are, what things actually happened, and become a nervous wreck.
Or two, simply ACCEPT this as part of our nature.
That humans didn’t evolve our brains to be “memory devices.”
More so to be creative problem solving, learn by trial and error devices.
But even more, to LEVERAGE our “programmable” memory.
What does this allow us to do?
To change the things in our past we don’t like.
So they can point to a much better future.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.