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is it possible to completely repress something that happened to you?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 28, 2007
  • 05:06 AM

when you were a child I mean.
I've had people tell me on more than one occassion that the way i react to things and the weird dreams i have may be linked to something traumatic that happened to me when I was a child. I don't remember anything bad happening to me when I was a child. so is it possible that i could have repressed something completely? and if i have, is there anyway of unrepressing it? would i even want to know?

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  • Some believe humans are capable of repressing memories, such as those who align themselves with psychotherapy and freudian psychology. You can search these on the web as well as look into hypnosis, which allows mental healthy practitioners to "bring repressed memories" into awareness. Hope this helps - the brain is so complex, I'm not sure there are any hard facts.
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