It seems that neuroscience is adding to the evidence everyday that our memories are not only being adjusted according to our current experiences, but that just the act of remembering them can change them.
It’s a difficult idea to like, but the evidence is pointing to the fact that when we remember our past, it didn’t actually happen – at least not how we remember it.
This is something we, as Cognitive Hypnotherapists have been utilising in our work for a very long time. We all have an inherent ability to change the way we remember things; a good therapist can help you use this ability to let go of past abuse, or events that have led to limiting beliefs or a lack of self-esteem. It is possible to re-write yourself. In this excellent article, the only shame is that all the neuroscientists are loking at is how to use drugs to facilitate this kind of change, when we already have natural tools to achieve the same thing.