Real and False Memories

Real and False Memories

 

Some therapists use hypnosis to recover possibly repressed memories they believe are linked to the person’s mental issue. However, hypnosis with an unexperienced hypnotherapist also poses a risk of creating false memories. Usually they are a result of unintended suggestions by the therapist. Other times clients have a strong desire to believe in something. Experienced hypnotherapists are really careful and tend to use memories more as metaphors, as hints from the unconscious.