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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 Prof. Dr. Merel Kindt from the University of Amsterdam. After 20 years of research, she developed the fast and effective Memrec method for the treatment of fear and anxiety. At Kindt Clinics, we welcome people from all over the world.  

The Memrec method is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy, with the main differences being that the Memrec approach involves a very short exposure to the feared object or situation and the subsequent administration of a single pill. Additionally, the Memrec approach does not address the thoughts associated with a fear, but instead directly interferes with the felt fear response. Memrec stands for memory reconsolidation.

The treatment is suitable for almost all specific phobias, and some forms of panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Treatment at Kindt Clinics within one day

Effective in one go

83% of our clients overcome their fear in one treatment session.

Permanent result

After a successful treatment, the fear does not return.

Recommended

99% of our customers recommend us

The treatment usually consists of one treatment session and one check session

The treatment session

The purpose of the treatment session is to remove the unrealistic fear. In the Memrec method this is done by briefly evoking the fear once. This activates all neurological connections that are associated with the fear. There are no surprises, you decide what happens.

After the fear is triggered, a single pill (a commonly used beta-blocker) follows. This prevents the fear from re-saving itself in the brain, as it normally would. You will stay with us for another two hours for the pill to take effect.

The check session

The purpose of the check is to experience the effect of the treatment. This effect is not noticable until a day after the treatment. After all, sleep allows our brain to process the new experiences of that day. That is why the check follows one or a few days after the treatment session.

For 83% of our customers, one treatment is enough to permanently alleviate their severe anxiety. During the check, we take our time to give you the confidence that the fear will stay away.

The objective of a treatment session depends on the type of fear

Phobia

With specific phobias you face the fear once, usually by seeing what you fear.

Panic disorder

With panic it is necessary to trigger a panic attack once.

PTSD

With PTSD (after a one-off event) we try to evoke the fear imaginatively.

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.

Medical screening

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. We have not had any unpleasant experience with the use of propranolol in scientific research or in practice. 

Contraindications

Especially if you are under 18, have cardiovascular problems, severe asthma or low blood pressure, propranolol could have adverse effects. In that case the Memrec method is not suitable, unfortunately.
Would you like to discuss your personal situation, feel free to email us .

Experiences at Kindt Clinics

Very positive. The sessions are tough, but the guidance is great and the result is very good. I am very happy with the result and proud of what I have done together with Kindt Clinics.

Bart - Fear of heights

Family and friends are wildly excited about my bizarre and fast "cure". I am now going through life a lot more relaxed because I no longer have any fear of losing control when I see a spider.

Miel - Fear of spiders

Watch a Memrec treatment

Note: this clip contains images of spiders and other insects

In the documentary Memory Hackers (which is on Netflix in some countries) you can see part of a Memrec treatment. Although every treatment is different in practice, it does give an impression of the Memrec method.

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