PROTECT YOUR FAMILY!
Bad Therapy? False Memories?
Incest and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of children and adults
are real problems. So are false accusations due to so-called "repressed
memories" which are supposedly "recovered" during "therapy." Tens of thousands
of innocent, loving families have been shattered by false accusations due
to false memories that were created by misinformed therapists. Are you
or a friend or loved one in therapy? DON'T BE THE NEXT VICTIM! DON'T
WAIT UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY! Go to
http://www.StopBadTherapy.com/ and learn how to protect your family from
"therapies" based on dangerous, discredited, junk science beliefs like
"repressed memories," "memory recovery," and the use of hypnosis to "recover
repressed memories" of past lives, alien abduction, satanic ritual abuse,
and incest. Thousands of women who sought treatment for depression, anxiety,
or other common problems have been led through suggestive reading, leading
questions, "relaxation" and "guided imagery" techniques, and hypnosis to
believe that they were the victims of daily, violent, ritual and sexual
abuse by parents and siblings throughout their childhoods, and that they
"repressed" the memory of every event until decades later in therapy.
Read these excerpts from an April press release by the Royal College
of Psychiatrists, announcing the results of a comprehensive review of the
literature on recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse which was published
in the April 1998 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry:
"There is no evidence that memories can be 'blocked out' by the mind, either
by repression or by dissociation. Given the prevalence of childhood sexual
abuse, even if only a small proportion of memories are repressed and only
some of them subsequently recovered, there should be a significant number
of corroborated cases recovered through psychotherapy in the literature.
In fact, there is none."
"there is no evidence that any check lists, syndromes, symptoms or signs
indicate with any degree of reliability that an individual has been sexually
abused in the remote past."
Hypnosis "has been shown to be unreliable as a means of eliciting memories
of past events, and such 'memories' are no longer admitted as legal testimony."
"Age regression: there is no evidence for the efficacy of this technique,
nor can it be shown that the subject's 'memories' actually do regress to
the target age."
Dream interpretations "usually reflect the training and personal convictions
of the therapist."
"The authors conclude that memory enhancement techniques do not actually
enhance memory, and that there is evidence that they can be powerful and
dangerous methods of persuasion. Many of the memories 'recovered' by these
measures refer to events in the early months and years of life, which fall
within the period of infantile amnesia, and must be regarded as implausible
for that reason. The evidence suggests that all the techniques outlined
above can create entirely new and false memories, not only experimentally
but also in clinical practice."