by Emma Fiala, The Mind Unleashed
McGill University associate professor of psychiatry, Dr. Alain Brunet, embarked on the monumental task of making 60 people forget something — and succeeded.
The 60 study participants shared the unpleasant experience of a traumatic end to a relationship — be it from infidelity or abandonment — that ultimately resulted in an “adjustment disorder.” To put it simply, these 60 people, and others like them, just need to forget.
According to the National Post:
“Over four to six sessions, volunteers read aloud from a typed script they had composed themselves — a first-person account of their breakup, with as many emotional details as possible — while under the influence of propranolol, a common and inexpensive blood pressure pill.”
The point being to reactivate those traumatic memories and all of the difficult emotions they include.
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