Schwartz & Galperin Have A Long History of Hypnotherapy and Recovered Memory Therapy

Updated: May 8, 2021

"Schwartz suggests that two-thirds of these individuals forget some or all of the sexual abuse they may have suffered as children. “Memories of the abuse return when they reach their 20s or early 30s – after they get away from their families,” he says. “The brain decides it’s strong enough to handle it. When the memory does come back, the person gets very depressed or develops sexual problems.”

"Schwartz and Galperin have found hypnotherapy useful in helping these patients to uncover repressed memories. The recovery of memories remains highly controversial. Stories have been published of patients accusing family members of abuse following the use of therapeutic techniques to reveal memories. Some of these patients later recanted their stories and accused their therapists of implanting false memories