Sense of smell has been more closely linked to memories than any other sense. Behavioral studies have shown that smells trigger emotional memories and are better at inducing the feeling of nostalgia than images themselves. Even the lack of a sense of smell can result in the loss of an important sentimental pathway to memories.
Memories happen to be most stored by smell in our first decade of life, from infancy to 10 years of age.
Smells can bring back forgotten memories. In fact, research has shown, individuals suffering from PTSD, are more prone to smell triggers.
Implicit memories are trauma related reactions like sweating, heart racing, trembling, and other physical and emotional responses. They require no conscious memory of the event to be experienced and are the most accurate memories. So if a smell, which is a surprisingly good one, makes you feel bad for no reason, it’s worth exploring why and recovering the memory, in order to move forward in your life.
On this Encore Edition of Love From The Hyp (originally aired 8/14/19) Lisa Solterbeck, an intuitive Empath and Clinical Social Worker, shares her story of how a smell recovered traumatic memories for her, she not only had no recollection of, but also dug rather deep. Listen in as she takes you through what she uncovered, how it was affecting her life and her work, and how she eventually ended up working through the trauma. Also hear how she recommends others work through their blocks, and uncover traumatic memories, as well as more amazing healing wisdom she has to offer. You won’t want to miss it!