You may be surprised to learn our memories are not fixed.
As a matter of fact, many of our memories are far from accurate. As an example, ask a sibling or friend to recall an incident where you both were present. Chances are your sibling or friend's "story" has significant differences from the one you remember. You may even wonder if you're talking about the same incident.
This can be a big problem in our criminal justice system. Ask five eye witnesses to a crime what happened and you'll get seven different versions of the event.
Our Memories Aren't Fixed
To make matters worse, our own memory of a given event can change over time. Memories aren't photographs or video files. We may recall only a scant few bits and pieces of a past event. The brain fills in the rest to flesh out the memory.
There is a good news piece to this story. You can usually consciously change how you recall a given experience. If the experience was painful, you can adjust how the experience is rendered in mind in such a way as to lesson and often dissolve the emotional reaction.
NLP to the Rescue
One tool for helping change how we represent and experience memories is a method called Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP.
In the episode (click player) linked below of the, "Mind Over Stress" podcast, I take you through step by step a short NLP process to literally change how your brain represents a problem memory.
One important caveat: This technique is offered for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat or prevent any medical or psychological condition. If you choose to try this technique, you agree to take full, complete, and sole responsibility for your own psychological, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Always consult your medical doctor or appropriate licensed therapist for all issues of concern.
Assuming you're keen to learn and apply the NLP technique, click the player below and follow the simple steps shared in the audio podcast.
Stephen Carter | CEO, Stress Solutions, LLC | https://www.EFT-MD.com | "Mind Over Stress" Podcast website: www.MindOverStress.us
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