EMDR and Subconscious Cleansing

Is the unconscious something that can be cleared? If so, can Subconscious Cleansing be cleaned with EMDR? In this article, we will talk about EMDR and Subconscious Cleansing, also give some information about Subconscious cleansing.

emdr and subconscious cleansing
Subconscious Cleansing, Source: @kundalini_yoga_cfl_

Psychologists and psychotherapists avoid answering this question. One of the most important reasons for this is that the concept of unconscious cleaning is far from scientific. However, on various websites on the internet, those who apply alternative methods (breathing therapy, hypnosis, etc.) often talk about unconscious cleansing. However, it is important to state that the concept we call cleaning is misleading.

Subconscious Cleansing

Let’s try to explain the concept of unconscious dirt with “conflict theory” in the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy approach.

According to the theory, let’s create a formula about how unconscious dirt causes your life problems.

Unconscious dirt * situation encountered = Problem

Let’s give an example according to this formula.

Let’s consider someone who has achieved a successful result from the exam he has entered, but cannot get the desired result, that is, the full score.

Under normal circumstances, the person will not make this a big problem and will be happy to be successful. However, this creates unconscious dirt for someone who suffered trauma due to pressure and violence by their family, as he did not show superior success in the past. In such a situation, the person will feel bad when he cannot achieve perfect success.

Coming to the formula

Unconscious dirt: family’s pressure and violence because the person did not show superior success as a child

The situation encountered: Not getting full points in the exam

According to the formula above, the problem arises when the unconscious dirt and this situation you are facing now combine.

Let’s consider other variations…

0 X The Situation You Face = 0


Unconscious Dirt X 0 = 0

In the first scenario, when you encounter a situation that does not trigger your unconscious dirt, you will not actually have any problems.

In the second scenario, you can feel it in the unconscious dirt. You can make contact by thinking, but these unconscious factors are dormant. You won’t have a problem when you don’t have any incident that triggers them.

In summary; No problem arises when unconscious dirt is not contaminated with situations you encounter in the present. So you can live the ‘present moment’ cleanly.

The “unconscious impurities” here are actually learned patterns as a result of unprocessed traumas. These patterns are like you see above

To unrealistic thoughts

To intense feelings

Bodily feelings

It causes problematic behavior. As a trauma therapy, EMDR is a method you can use to get rid of these dirt.

Last Updated on January 2, 2021 by Marilyn Walker

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He is studying psychology in Canada. Lucas also volunteers helping elderly people in nursing homes. Lucas, who is especially interested in hypnotherapy, continues his education and research in this field.

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