From the Past to the Future: The Fascinating Evolution of Emotional Healing


Travel back in time with me, 800 years ago, where emotional problems and stress had solutions... interesting! In Europe, if you felt bad, the local priest would blame you for disobeying God and ask you for offerings or desperate prayers. But be careful if you were a woman! You could end up turned into a human torch. In the villages, the healers would promise to expel your demons with dances, songs and even the blood of a black rooster. But then again, the women bore the brunt: the bonfire could be their shared fate.

Now, let's go to the Far East. Are you ready to balance your bodily humors with an extravagant diet and stinky ointments? That is what awaited you in that region! If you were traveling to India, they would have recommended herbs and yoga poses to cure your ills. In China, they used rhino horns, tiger bones, and other exotic ingredients, even though many animals were already extinct. Each tribe and each empire had its own healing traditions, from Siberian shamans to Amerindian medicine men. Some practices worked, but others were a death sentence.

But now back to the present! The way we approach emotional problems has radically changed. Your gender and location don't matter as much anymore (except for some minor cultural differences). Wherever you are in the world, you will follow similar protocols and receive diagnoses based on scientific evidence. You will then be able to choose from various therapies or receive medications manufactured by international pharmaceutical companies. Don't you think it's amazing? I can even conduct therapy sessions online with people from different countries without language barriers. Technology is breaking down obstacles day by day. But be warned, this era could be outdated sooner than you think.

Let's talk now about the advances made with artificial intelligence. Have you marveled at my deep hypnosis sessions? In a deep trance state, I can condense months of therapy into a matter of minutes. But imagine what will be achieved when nanoprocessors are directly connected to our neural networks. The results will be spectacular! However, it is also likely that many of us will be displaced and jobless.

When it comes to the job market and machine learning, the new generation may be left without employment opportunities, at least as we know them. But there is no reason to be alarmed. The world has already survived industrial and technological revolutions in the past. And we should not be afraid of the development of artificial intelligence. In fact, it's unavoidable and, when used correctly, can greatly improve and extend our life expectancy (at least for those who can afford to upgrade their resources). Instead of fearing artificial intelligence, we need to watch out for the hands that control it. Would you connect to a computer if you were told it could erase all your childhood traumas in a matter of seconds? Or if they promised you to reprogram yourself to overcome addictions, stop suffering for love, exercise or control your eating habits? Artificial intelligence, in the right hands, has the potential to bring enormous benefits. Imagine having an unlimited memory, making better decisions, or speaking any language you want.

Here's the crux, though: It's all about not giving up too much power. Our personal data, tastes and preferences are worth millions in the market. And if you are reading this, it is not by mere chance. The algorithms of Google, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube have guided you based on your preferences. Yes, that big data is watching you and they know you better than you imagine.

While you are browsing the web, shopping on Amazon or Aliexpress, or reading news on your social networks, those algorithms are discreetly monitoring and analyzing your behavior. They tell Coca-Cola which ad to show you and know your preferences between a topless girl and a shirtless guy. We even trust Google Maps when it tells us, "Turn right."

I firmly believe that things are much more advanced than we are told or appear to be. But I can't say much more. I don't want to anger the algorithms and get banned from your search results or worse, sentenced to the stake.

In short, the past is full of curious and dangerous practices to deal with emotional problems. Today, thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, we have access to more standardized therapies and medications. However, we must be vigilant and cautious with the use of artificial intelligence, ensuring that it is in responsible and ethical hands. As we marvel at its potential, we must not forget to maintain our power and protect our personal data. Who knows what the future will hold, but the important thing is to be prepared and make informed decisions as we navigate this increasingly connected world.