Re: Many selves (was Diaries (was: Re: The Pause that Refreshes))

Date: Sat Jun 17 2000 - 16:19:09 MDT

In a message dated 6/12/00 1:01:44 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:

> I think a better way to deal with the situation is to have error-correction
> devices that eliminate a total recall, but provide a memory for
> memory-assist, rather than memory wipe-out.

Great post, Natasha. I think this is what the most effective
pshychotherpists do now, working the old fashioned way, by laboriously
counseling a person who has damaging memories: They help the patient develop
an interpretive framework for traumatic memories. Done well (which is rare,
but CAN be done by a skilled therapist), this method makes the healthy
interpretive framework more vivid than the damaging memories, making it
possible for people to move beyond experiences that have trapped them.

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