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The future orientation of constructive memory: An evolutionary perspective on therapeutic hypnosis and brief psychotherapy

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Am J Clin Hypn. 2021 Oct;64(2):90-97. doi: 10.1080/00029157.2021.1999141.

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We explore a new distinction between the future, prospective memory system being investigated in current neuroscience and the past, retrospective memory system, which was the original theoretical foundation of therapeutic hypnosis, classical psychoanalysis, and psychotherapy. We then generalize a current evolutionary theory of sleep and dreaming, which focuses on the future, prospective memory system, to conceptualize a new evolutionary perspective on therapeutic hypnosis and brief psychotherapy. The implication of current neuroscience research is that activity-dependent gene expression and brain plasticity are the psychobiological basis of adaptive behavior, consciousness, and creativity in everyday life as well as psychotherapy. We summarize a case illustrating how this evolutionary perspective can be used to quickly resolve problems with past obstructive procrastination in school to facilitate current and future academic success.

PMID:34854797 | DOI:10.1080/00029157.2021.1999141

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