What did you talk about right after breakfast? And by the way, what time was it? Do not remember, forgot ...
Forgetting is a natural process, usually not requiring any effort from a person. First of all, everything that we do not think about and what is badly remembered is forgotten. In addition, everything that we think about before going to sleep is quickly forgotten: therefore, important thoughts that came before falling asleep, write down somewhere. On the other hand, sleep well erases bad memories: lay down, slept, in the morning of evening troubles as if there is no: "Morning is wiser than evening."
However, in some cases, forgetfulness, or rather selective forgetting, is a consequence of psychological problems. Many (all?) Have to check whether there were any studies? The unpleasant events are forgotten rather than pleasant, and it can be assumed that this is due to the unconscious repression of what we do not want to see there.
O.I. Motkov: "I also feel that there are many kinds of the unconscious: I, for example, had the repression of relearning at school from left to right, I’m left-handed, and I do not remember how I learned to write. But it was rather unpleasant These unpleasant emotions were forced out so as not to overexert the psyche. "The automatic defense mechanism." Apparently, after this, I was wary of any pressure in the training process and internally resisted it. " See →
Are there any special methods to forget unnecessary information? Yes, but you do not need them.
These techniques are usually necessary for people with superfamous memory: people who remember everything at once so brightly that they can not forget anything and soon overfill themselves with excessive information. So, for example, Solomon Shereshevsky suffered from the fact that he could not forget anything, and to free his memory, he wrote on imaginary paper what he wanted to forget, and then imagined that he had burned it.
However, for us, as for most people, the task of "specially forgetting" is not worth it: all that is not specifically fixed in memory is naturally forgotten. I made a reminder - you will remember, did not do it - quickly forgot. However, this only applies to emotionally neutral events that do not affect us personally. If an emotionally significant event occurs, connected with serious troubles and losses, with scenes of violence or death, then the memory of us again and again returns to these difficult events. Further all people are divided into two categories - on calm and anxious. The quiet know that all these emotionally difficult pictures and experiences will naturally go away in a few days (sometimes "The morning is wiser than the morning", it all withered away in the morning, in other cases it takes two or three days), and against the background of such calmness ("I it s unpleasant, but it will definitely go away soon ") they really quickly erase everything. At disturbing all is more difficult. They are worried that all this will continue with them, they think a lot about it, return themselves to these events and in fact reinforce these hard memories in an artificial manner. It is even harder with those who are convinced that it is simply impossible to forget and support negative memories as something difficult, but necessary. What should I do in such cases? Work with beliefs, do not read bad psychology, where harmful myths are instilled, learn to relax and not fool yourself specially.
However, what is suitable for intelligent people is sometimes not suitable for emotional women. Especially for them, specialists derive rituals that act on their impressionable natures and allow them to throw out of their heads something that they themselves can not cope with.
For example, Samvel Gharibyan, the owner of phenomenal memory, describes one of such semi-shamans forgetfulness: "You have to stand up straight, keep your head slightly back and focus on the fact that this information is in your hands, legs, spine, lungs. minute of this concentration, you will throw it out of yourself, experiencing a sense of relief, take a deep breath, stretch all the muscles, raise your hands tightly clenched into the fists and shake all parts of the body.If you entered a state close to trance, then after such a shake will really forget this information. "
V.L. Levy, apparently for girls of a similar warehouse, recommended the following forgetfulness spell:
First, carefully read both parts in a row. Learn by heart. Already feel better. Then copy the first quatrain manually onto a blank sheet of paper. Write the name of the addressee from above - to whom (the source of the pain.) Then - to burn the sheet, to throw the ash. And then repeat only the second part.
This katorga will no more
Never, never, never ...
Let the soul forget this name
Forever, forever, forever.
The shadow leaves, leaves, leaves,
She is not, she is not, she is not,
In freedom, freedom, freedom
Only light, only light, only light.
If the painful shadow of past memories will appear, remember the verse immediately and repeat the second part. Soon you will feel, how the pain departs, turns pale and dissolves freedom and light.
In therapeutic practice, where there are really complex cases, such methods of suggestion and self-suggestion are fully justified. Implement these methods in the life of healthy people - apparently, it is impractical.