Therapists who specialize in psychodrama believe that memories are at the root of a person’s feelings and dysfunction. Each memory is quite different from one person to the next. Still, usually, they revolve around an incident where the individual was emotionally hurt, ignored, or made to feel marginalized, misunderstood, or compelled to act out.
While the memory of the event may remain vivid in a person’s mind, they often lack a full understanding of what occurred and how things might have differed. As such, the memory serves to keep them in their pattern of dysfunction instead of helping them resolve the issue.