The creative replaying of gene expression and brain plasticity in stroke rehabilitation, The

memory trace reactivation and reconstruction theory of therapeutic hypnosis: The creative replaying of gene expression and brain plasticity in stroke rehabilitation, The

Wickramsekera, Ian II

Rossi, E. L. (2005). The memory trace reactivation and reconstruction theory of therapeutic hypnosis: The creative replaying of gene expression and brain plasticity in stroke rehabilitation. Uypnos, 32(1), 5-16. Rossi tells how he used his dreams and training with Milton H. Erickson to facilitate his own creative rehabilitation from a stroke at the age of 69. He explores how currently emerging neuroscience research on memory trace reactivation and reconstruction may be foreshadowing a new theory of the basic ideodynamics of therapeutic hypnosis on a molecular genomic level. He proposes how the creative replay of activity-dependent gene expression, protein synthesis, and brain plasticity in the reconstruction of fear, stress, and traumatic memories and symptoms is the essence of therapeutic hypnosis and psychotherapy. “Anew generation of clinical researchers will be required to update Milton H. Erickson’s view of the ‘neuro-psycho-physiological process’ of therapeutic hypnosis on all levels from the experiences of consciousness and dreaming to the creative replay of the gene expression/protein synthesis cycle and brain plasticity” (p. 5). Address for reprints: Ernest L. Rossi, Ph.D., 125 Howard Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402, USA. E-mail: Ernest@ErnestRossi.com

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