Why AFT Works: The Science of Memory Reconsolidation

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Memory Reconsolidation is a newly discovered process by which our brain updates our mental map of the world so that we know what to expect from life.  For many years, neuroscientists believed that our early, emotional experiences created mental maps that could not be modified.  But recent advances in neuroscience have demonstrated that, under the right conditions, we can "unlearn" our old patterns and "reprogram" our memories, thoughts, and feelings.  As it turns out, The Aroma Freedom Technique does this quickly and easily!  Now you can learn what is happening "under the hood" during an AFT session. 

In this training, you will learn:

  • How early, emotional memories are encoded
  • The difference between implicit and explicit memory patterns
  • Why early emotional learnings are so hard to change
  • Recent discoveries in neuroscience that shed light on how to modify early emotional learnings
  • The 3 specific steps that must be engaged in the right sequence in order for memory consolidation to occur
  • How AFT fulfills these steps automatically and consistently

Why is Memory Reconsolidation important?

Without Reconsolidation:

  • Stressful memories continue to trigger negative thoughts and feeling
  • Effort is continually needed to override undesired behaviors
  • Inner conflict is present
With Reconsolidation:
  • Old memories no longer trigger negative thoughts and feelings
  • New behaviors can be integrated with little effort
  • A sense of wholeness and peace becomes natural
The Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT) has been embraced for its simplicity and effectiveness in providing release from negative thoughts, feelings, and memories, some of which may have been present for years or even decades.

One of the most striking aspects of AFT is how memories that had been bothersome for a long time can very quickly be rendered benign, and that remaining calm when thinking about past events becomes easy and effortless.
During AFT sessions, the memories themselves seem to change - the visual images, the feelings, the bodily sensations, and of course the thoughts we have about event we are remembering, can all change or even disappear altogether.

Can our memories themselves be altered by using AFT? If so, what implication does this have for our lives? The new science of Memory Reconsolidation suggests that emotional memories, which formerly had been thought to be fixed forever in our brain synaptic networks, can actually be modified when certain conditions are present. Furthermore, every therapeutic process that induces deep change uses memory reconsolidation, either implicitly or explicitly.

In this webinar, Dr. Perkus will explain how emotional memories are formed and what conditions are necessary for them to be altered. He will summarize the brain research that has proven how and when such memories can be altered. And he will show how The Aroma Freedom Technique uses the brain's natural function of memory reconsolidation to quickly and easily erase even deep-seated negative beliefs and to generate more adaptive and joyful attitudes.

Scientific references will be provided for those who want to dig deeper and see the original research articles that are turning longstanding neuroscientific understandings about the nature of memory upside down.
Dr. Benjamin Perkus

Dr. Benjamin Perkus

Founder, Aroma Freedom International and Author of "The Aroma Freedom Technique"

Dr. Perkus is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and sought-after speaker and trainer who inspires people all over the world to make life changes using essential oils and positive psychological processes. He received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Binghamton University (Phi Beta Kappa) and his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University. He has studied many Energy Psychology methods and has integrated these into his unique understanding of the origins of emotional imbalance.

His first book, The Aroma Freedom Technique, has helped thousands of people to overcome doubt and procrastination, build confidence, and experience the freedom of living their dreams. He trains people throughout the world with this simple and groundbreaking process and helps them to awaken to their true potential.

He is the creator of The Aroma Freedom Academy, an online training portal that allows people from everywhere to make significant and lasting change in all areas of their lives.

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