TRAUMATIC MEMORIES

What Does ‘The Body Remembers’ Trauma Mean? 

In his bestselling book, ‘The Body Keeps Score’, the renowned psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk argues that the body ‘remembers’ our traumatic experiences even when we don’t consciously remember them because we have suppressed what happened to us (e.g. by blaming ourselves for the abuse we were subjected to by our parents whom, as a …

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Explaining Traumatic Memories With The Linen Cupboard Metaphor

THE PROCESSING OF NORMAL MEMORIES: Normal memories that have been fully processed have a temporal context that enables us to remember when, or roughly when, they happened. In other words, the memories have what is sometimes figuratively referred to as a ‘date stamp.’ The ‘date stamp’ is attached to the memory the part of the …

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