Published on 12, July, 2020
A short while ago I happened to hear a song that immediately made me think of someone that I would now prefer not to be reminded of, as it causes me to feel a whole host of unwanted negative emotions. It wasn't so much the song itself, but the group singing it.
I know it's a long shot, but would anyone happen to know if there is a realistic way to stop the association? Whilst attempting to inflict a brain injury on myself that results in selective amnesia is an option, it is one that I would personally prefer not to try.
I read an article a LONG time ago about psychological "Engrams" which seems to be what you got going on there.
There was a routine for both identifying them and curing them but you need a willing…
I would like to clear a lot of unpleasant associations too Having new pleasanter associations with the same thing might help exorcise the older unpleasant ones, in your case with the singing group
I think I would just settle for feeling indifferent and unaffected.
Fortunately, the group is one I am usually able to avoid unless I make a point of listening to a particular genre of music from a particular…
Fortunately, the group is one I am usually able to avoid unless I make a point of listening to a particular genre of music from a particular era.
To be fair, when I heard the song I'd been feeling low. Were it not for that, it's possible that it might not have affected me quite as much.
I am sorry that you have unpleasant associations you wish you could clear. If only one could point a remote control at one's head and banish them.