A single moment can last forever in our memory . . .
Now when it’s something special, a time or an event that we hold dear, reliving memories can feel almost as good to us as the actual moment did.
But when someone’s memory keeps replaying a traumatic experience, that can cause them to relive difficult feelings of pain, fear, or helplessness over and over again . . .
. . . and this, in turn, can slow the healing process for patients recovering from trauma.
So can traumatic memories be changed?
In the video below, Peter Levine, PhD shares some key insight. Check it out – it’s about three and a half minutes.
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check out our series on Rethinking Trauma.
How have you helped someone work through a traumatic memory? Please share your experience in the comments section below.