A recent study is supporting my Kolo Self Informed Trauma Care findings of memory through cultural practices such as oral memory traditions/sciences. The transgenerational-epigenetic process
of daily life lived in harmony allows for survivors to reauthor their lives and create peaceful communities. However, my objection is the male think that survivors need to gain skills in therapy session to do so. Why? Because with women as creators of culture and their corresponding oral memory traditions-sciences is the healing practice that overcomes violence, wars and hatreds.
Like other cognitive skills that benefit from practice, we hypothesized that memory control is similarly experience dependent, such that individuals with greater real-life experience at stopping retrieval would exhibit better inhibitory control over unwanted memories. Across two experiments, we found that college students reporting a greater history of trauma exhibited more suppression-induced forgetting of both negative and neutral memories than did those in a matched group who had reported experiencing little to no trauma. The association was especially evident on a test of suppression-induced forgetting involving independent retrieval cues that are designed to better isolate the effects of inhibitory control on memory. Participants reporting more trauma demonstrated greater generalized forgetting of suppressed material. These findings raise the possibility that, given proper training, individuals can learn to better manage intrusive experiences, and are broadly consistent with the view that moderate adversity can foster resilience later in life.