Reply To: aphantasia – No mind’s eye
Thank you for sharing your story.
I had not heard of Aphantasia (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34039054) before. I have done some further reading on this now.
I have heard of other diagnoses and conditions where people experience difficulties remembering causal events or visualising in general. It is as though there is a block. Important to note too: any diagnosis can be wrong and, even when it is “right”, there is a context to it. So, it can change.
Your subconscious mind is your protector and we can also repress a lot of causal events – particularly those that might be considered to be of a traumatic nature (e.g. abuse, near-fatal accidents etc.) We can also rationalise these things away, yet it would rarely resolve such an issue. PTSD, for example, couldn't be resolved by rationalising it.
Fortunately, with PSTEC, you do NOT have to visualise in pictures. You can work with what you know and work with your other feelings. You can also extrapolate backwards. Your sub knows the cause and you know the effect.
With that in mind:
How do you know you can't recall images, sounds and smells? I am just checking that with you to see if there are any exceptions to this, or whether there is a context to this. If someone mentions a movie you have watched, do you remember anything (e.g. plot, dialogue, key scenes) about the movie?
How do you know you have a problem? For example, do you get a feeling about certain things?
What sort of situations do you avoid?
Do you have a habitual sense of fear, anger or dread?
You can work with these while running the Click Track and work with the memories you already have.
You can also utilise the Belief Blasters to eliminate the beliefs that are feeding into the behaviour. Based on what you wrote, you may wish to see if you hold any of the following beliefs:
“I can't recall memories.”
“It is dangerous to remember the cause of my problems.”
“There's something wrong with me.”
“I'm not a normal person.”
I do have other suggestions, but will leave it there for now.
Please let us know how you get on.
Paul McCabe – PSTEC Master Practitioner
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