Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast

Episode 49: A Future without Traumatic Memories. A Thought Experiment

Posted on August 21, 2018

Episode 49: A Future without Traumatic Memories. A Thought Experiment

Podcasters: Matthew Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager

A wide range of technologies are evolving that will make it possible to remove traumatic memories. At first glance, these advancements hold great promise for those suffering from PTSD and other difficulties associated with trauma. However, the possible elimination does bring up several ethical dilemmas, therapeutic questions, and challenges what it means to be human!

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some benefits you could see for those you work with if we could eliminate their traumatic memories?
  2. What potential negative consequences do you see for those you work with if we could just eliminate their traumatic memories?
  3. What does this discussion teach us about trauma treatments, resiliency, and the historical role of trauma in human learning?

Listen now: Episode 49: A Future without Traumatic Memories. A Thought Experiment

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