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A moderate approach to bad memories - Input Junkie
June 14th, 2009
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A moderate approach to bad memories
http://www.firstworldwar.com/features/rivers1.htm

This is an account of treatment for shell shock, and says that's it's frequently effective to neither attempt to push bad memories away nor to dwell on them. It can help to find a good aspect of a bad memory. In effect, it's using will power to avoid meddling with your own mind.

It doesn't address inaccessible memories, just intrusive ones.

Maybe I've missed it, but I can't think of any modern source which recommends this approach.

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From:nancylebov
Date:June 14th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
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I've read somewhat about CBT, but I missed that bit.
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From:siderea
Date:June 15th, 2009 05:22 am (UTC)
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"Unfashionable"? o_O It's the present predominant paradigm in therapy.
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From:catbirdgirl
Date:June 14th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
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I think this is used rather a lot. but it is an excellent article.
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