New scientific research shows that it’s possible to eliminate fears while you sleep. An article in The Australian, http://tinyurl.com/p4w54x6, describes the methods of the researchers.
A number of hypnotherapy techniques include suggestions to be carried out while sleeping. The research mentioned above indicates that it’s possible to deliberately change our memories while we sleep. A hypnotherapist might suggest to the unconscious mind to make changes in memories, and release emotions that have been plaguing the client.
The researchers were unable to determine whether the memories that were changed or simply modified or whether you memories reform that replaced the old ones. In either case, there is a great deal of potential in helping people with traumatic memories.