k2r wrote:my main concern about erasing a memory, which judging by Spellbound's original post seems to be quite a hard memory, would be what would happen IF you ever had any sort of recollection or even encounter someone or something that might stir that memory.
much easier i'd say to have counselling/therapy to learn how to deal with whatever occured.
Actually that's quite easy to deal with. While they are in trance you tell them something like '...now at sometime someone may say something, or you might encounter someone from that time in your life, and they might say something that contradicts your recollection of events, if that happens then you can...'
'Erasing' a memory will only deal with conscious recall, the unconscious will still remember it. I think a better way of dealing with unwanted memories is to get the unconscious to deal with them. Dissociate the person from the memories and have their unconscious go through them absorbing any useful knowledge, then you can 'remind' the unconscious that it has the duty to keep unpleasant memories away from the conscious mind.