The human soul is only resilient up to a certain point. At some point, the highest possible pain level is reached and the psyche tries to protect itself. It then makes use of various survival and defense mechanisms. One of these is repression. In the psychological sense, repression is a defense mechanism that enables the conscious mind to shift stressful, unpleasant and traumatic experiences into the subconscious. Thus, they are no longer accessible to the mind, and there is no need to deal with them. Often, however, these memories make their way to the surface in a hidden way. This happens, for example, through diffuse anxiety or psychosomatic symptoms. A traumatic experience is then shifted deep into the subconscious, because the conscious confrontation with it is too painful and difficult. Sooner or later, however, these hidden traumas pave their way to the surface, this happens, for example, by nightmares, fears or physical complaints manifest themselves. Often, those affected are helpless in the face of this, as they do not know what is wrong with them. Hypnosis can help to make the split-off traumas conscious and finally dissolve them. In hypnosis, access to the subconscious is established and thus the repressed memories can also come into consciousness and be worked through.