Does an old memory have you stuck in the past and you can’t move on? You desperately want to get over the past, but you are too embarrassed to talk about what happened? I have an expertise in releasing emotional hurts without the “details” of the memory. These emotional release techniques are called “content free interventions.”
In a content free intervention, I wouldn’t need to know the details of the memory we are working with, just the basics about the “structure” of the memory involved: for example, were you alone or with someone? What are the emotions invoved? Anger, guilt, shame, sadness, fear? For example, you might tell me that you were with someone and that you experienced fear and guilt, without revealing the details of the memory.
You might tell me that you are afraid of something, yet not tell me what the fear is about. You might tell me that you are embarrassed, but not tell me what the embarrassment is about. You might tell me that you feel shame, and without knowing the source of the shame, I can help you move past it.
You might tell me that you feel compelled to do something, yet not tell me the nature of the compulsion. As long as we work together to define some common ground and boundaries, I can work with most negative memories without the nitty gritty details that you don’t want to talk about.