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Unread November 2nd, 2007, 02:17 PM
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Default clinical uses for amnesia

I have heard varying opinions about using amnesia therapeutically. I've noticed in Erickson's transcripts that he seems to use it a lot. The reason I've heard/read thus far for using the technique is to keep the conscious mind from interfering with and perhaps even undoing work that has been done in trance.
On the other hand, I've heard that research in the last few decades has shown that a learning really needs to also be worked through at the conscious level in order to produce generalizable change in the client's life. So it would seem that producing an amnesia for the therapeutic work would be antithetical to that.
When to use it and when not?
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