Memrec treatment for fear and anxiety
The Memrec method is an attractive treatment approach for two main reasons: It is quick, and it is highly effective. The confrontation with the feared object or situation takes less than half an hour, and in 83% of cases, the fear disappears after a single session.
Memrec: the basics
Kindt Clinics was founded by Dr. Merel Kindt, professor at the University of Amsterdam. After 20 years of research, she developed the fast and effective Memrec method for treating anxiety. We welcome people from all over the world for the Memrec treatment.
Memrec is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy, with the difference that it involves a very short exposure to the fear and then the one-time use of a pill. Memrec does not so much tackle the fear thoughts, but intervenes directly on the fear response. Memrec stands for memory reconsolidation.
Treatment at Kindt Clinics within one day
The treatment usually consists of one treatment session and one check session
The objective of a treatment session depends on the type of fear
And we start with a video intake
This is without obligation. This way you can make a conscious decision whether or not to go for the treatment.
In the Memrec treatment we use a single pill. This is propranolol, a beta blocker. Propranolol has been around for 60 years and is used daily by tens of millions of people worldwide, often either for temporarily lowering anxiety (for example during a driving exam), or daily as a blood pressure-lowering medication.
It goes without saying that we are careful with this medication. At Kindt Clinics, we therefore work together with a doctor who is responsible for medical screening and prescribing the one-off medication. In scientific research and in practice we have had no unpleasant experiences with the use of propranolol.
Experiences at Kindt Clinics
Watch a Memrec treatment
Note: this clip contains images of spiders and other insects
In this part of the documentary Memory Hackers you can see fragments of a treatment. Although every treatment is different in practice, it does give an idea of the Memrec method.